July 28, 2015 •
State Senator Resigns Following Sexual Harassment Allegations
A Missouri state senator accused of sexually harassing an intern has resigned.
Sen. Paul LeVota denies he made any unwanted advances, but wants to spare his family and the Senate the “process of dealing with the veracity of false allegations and character assassination against me.”
A Senate investigation was conducted, but the report drew no conclusions. However, a report by the University of Central Missouri, where the intern was a student, concluded there was evidence supporting the allegations.
LeVota’s resignation is effective August 23.
Photo of Sen. Paul LeVota courtesy of the Missouri Senate website.
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