Another Sex Scandal on Capitol Hill ???
A congressional ethics panel is looking into claims that Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) sexually harassed one of his staff members, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The investigation comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed by Winsome Packer alleging Hastings made repeated unwanted sexual advances and threatened her job when she refused him. Packer is being represented by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch.
Hastings called the claims “ludicrous.”
“I have never sexually harassed anyone,” the representative said in a statement sent to the AP. “In fact, I am insulted that these ludicrous allegations are being made against me… I will win this lawsuit.”
Hastings gave a more vague response in a recent interview, according to the Journal.