A former North Carolina Democratic Party staffer was sexually harassed by a party official, made a financial settlement with the party and signed a non-disclosure agreement to keep the incident quiet, according to emails obtained by The Daily Caller.
“If this hits the media, the Democratic Party, our candidates, and
our credibility are doomed in this election,” reads one email exchange
between state Democratic leaders.
(UPDATE: Dem official named in same-sex harassment claim by male staffer)
An email chain between those Democratic leaders, obtained by The
Daily Caller, indicates the executive director of the North Carolina
Democratic Party, Jay Parmley, and the alleged sexual harassment victim
both signed non-disclosure agreements.
The email chain does not make clear who was guilty of the alleged
harassment, the status of that individual’s employment with the
Democratic Party or the identity of the victim.
State Democratic Party spokesman Walton Robinson did not respond to The Daily Caller’s request for comment on the matter.
President Obama’s re-election team views North Carolina as an
important state in the president’s campaign and Charlotte, N.C. is the
site of this year’s Democratic National Convention.
In the email chain, North Carolina Democratic statehouse candidate
Watt Jones complained about the lack of what he considers competent
staffers in the state party. (Continues)