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Hawaii Democrat Resigns In Response To Sexual Harassment Claims He Still Denies

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moncler bambino saldi In a February interview with the Star Advertiser, Souki’s attorney Michael moncler saldi Green moncler outlet online uomo said Wong was accusing Souki of acting inappropriately during a meeting with the speaker and another representative three years ago. “She just decided now three years later that that must have been sexual harassment? It’s nuts,” Green told the paper. moncler bambino saldi

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moncler outlet online uomo The State Ethics Commission said in its report that Souki’s power “over legislation and budgeting questions” as House speaker made his accusers hesitant to come forward. At the time of the incident, the commission said, Wong led a state department that had a budget of $3.3 billion. moncler outlet online uomo

moncler uomo “Challenging then Speaker Souki’s conduct could have jeopardized her agency’s budget and legislation,” the commission’s report read. “She, like others, felt she had no choice but to remain piumini moncler outlet silent in the face of Respondent Souki’s behavior.” moncler uomo

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