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The Latest: Madigan defends conduct in sex-harassment review

CHICAGO (AP) - The Latest on Democratic marketing campaign employee’s grievance of sexual harassment via a manager (all occasions native):

three:40 p.m.

House Speaker Michael Madigan denies long-time marketing campaign employee wouldn’t had been fired for sexual harassment had his accuser now not long gone public.

The Chicago Democrat spoke to newshounds Tuesday in Springfield. He introduced Monday that he brushed aside political aide Kevin Quinn for sending irrelevant messages to marketing campaign subordinate Alaina Hampton.

The commentary got here the day after the Chicago Tribune revealed Hampton’s account.

Madigan first discovered of Hampton’s grievance in a letter despatched to his house in November 2017.

Heather Wier Vaught (WYR’ VAWT) is lawyer for Madigan’s marketing campaign committee. She says Madigan requested her to analyze. Vaught says it took just about 3 months as a result of investigations want to be “fair and balanced.”

Madigan brushed aside requires him to step down as state Democratic Party Chairman or because the country’s longest-serving state House speaker.

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12:35

A marketing campaign employee for Illinois Democrats says it took occasion officers too lengthy to reply after she reported sexual harassment via a male manager closing 12 months.

Alaina Hampton addressed newshounds Tuesday, an afternoon after House Speaker Michael Madigan brushed aside political marketing consultant Kevin Quinn after an investigation discovered Quinn despatched irrelevant textual content messages. Madigan is state Democratic Party chief. Quinn is Chicago Alderman Marty Quinn’s brother.

Text logs shared with the Chicago Tribune display Hampton requested Kevin Quinn a number of occasions to prevent asking her out and sending suggestive texts, which began in 2016. She reported the conduct in February 2017 to Quinn’s manager. In November, she wrote Madigan who had an lawyer examine.

Hampton feels her harasser was once safe as months handed with out follow-up. She’s filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission grievance.

Calls to Quinn’s quantity went unanswered Tuesday.

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