Chuck Schumer Reported a Fraudulent Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Targeting Him to Capitol Police
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer contacted Capitol Police in D.C. after someone allegedly tried to “forge” documents detailing fake sexual harassment claims against him by a staffer.
As Axios reports, the document (which was forwarded their news site and others) “looks like a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia,” but was debunked after a number of inconsistencies, including no listed lawyer for the staffer.
“The document is a forged document and every allegation is false,” Schumer’s communications director Matt House told Axios. “We have turned it over to the Capitol Police and asked them to investigate and pursue criminal charges because it is clear the law has been broken.”
The woman named in the document, who was a staffer for Schumer from 2009 to 2012 and now works for the federal government, said “the claims in this document are completely false, my signature is forged, and even basic facts about me are wrong.”
“I have contacted law enforcement to determine who is responsible,” the woman, who asked Axios not to name her because she believes herself a victim of a crime, said. “I parted with Senator Schumer’s office on good terms and have nothing but the fondest memories of my time there.”
The 13-page document included a number of factual inconsistencies as well, including dates where alleged acts of harassment took place in D.C. when Schumer was in fact out of the district.