California Legislative Leaders to Release Sexual Harassment Investigation Documents

Friday, January 05, 2018

SACRAMENTO —Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Assembly Rules Committee Chair Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) released the following statement on the release of documents related to the Legislature’s sexual harassment investigations:                                     

“The Senate and the Assembly will release documents related to sexual harassment claims that have been substantiated against a high-level legislative employee or legislator for which discipline has been imposed or allegations have been determined to be well-founded. The documents to be released will be the claim filed and the letter provided to the accuser or the accused wrapping up the investigation and providing information about the final outcome of the investigation. All documents will redact the personally-identifying information of the accuser and any witnesses for privacy reasons. Both houses are in the process of identifying these documents for disclosure in the coming weeks.

“In addition and consistent with past practice, the Senate and the Assembly will continue to provide settlement agreements upon request.”