Alleged Sexual Harassment at the Statehouse

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting first uncovered the claims of veteran Capitol staffers who said longtime State Rep. John Arnold had repeatedly sexually harassed them. Arnold resigned.

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Kentucky Legislative Research Commission Director Bobby Sherman Resigns

Robert Sherman

In a letter sent Friday afternoon to House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Senate President Robert Stivers, LRC director Bobby Sherman announced his resignation following the conclusion of an internal probe into allegations that former state Rep. John Arnold, a Democrat from Sturgis, sexually harassed Statehouse employees. Continue Reading →

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Bill Requiring Sexual Harassment Training for Kentucky Lawmakers Expected in January

Kathy Stein (left), Joni Jenkins and Katie Stine

State Rep. Joni Jenkins plans to introduce a formal bill during the next meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly that would make sexual harassment training mandatory for state lawmakers. Continue Reading →

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Third Woman Accuses Rep. John Arnold of Sexual Harassment, Says State Failed to Act

A third Kentucky Statehouse staff member has filed a complaint with the Legislative Ethics Commission, alleging that state Rep. John Arnold touched her inappropriately in 2009 and that a supervisor at the Legislative Research Commission, where she works, failed to act after she reported Arnold’s conduct. Continue Reading →

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Legislative Research Commission Director: Sexual Harassment Allegations Taken Seriously

Robert Sherman

The director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission says sexual harassment claims are taken seriously by his agency, despite an employee’s expressed disappointment of how her allegations against a state legislator were handled. Continue Reading →

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Kentucky Statehouse Staffers Accuse Rep. John Arnold of Sexual Harassment, Assault

Two longtime Kentucky statehouse employees have filed ethics complaints against Democratic state Rep. John A. Arnold Jr., alleging a pattern of sexual assault and harassment dating back to early 2010. Continue Reading →

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