A California politician — who has been a vocal supporter of the Me Too movement — is reportedly under investigation after a former male staffer accused her of groping him.
Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia allegedly cornered the then-25-year-old staffer within the dugout in 2014 after the annual state assembly softball game and squeezed his butt, based on a report by Politico.
The staffer, Daniel Fierro, informed the newspaper that he “extricated himself” from the situation before the assemblywomen could grab his crotch.
Fierro informed his present boss — male Assemblyman Ian Calderon — in regards to the alleged incident and it was then referred to the Assembly Rules Committee who then launched an investigation, Politico stated.
Garcia mentioned in an announcement to The Post that she took part in the softball game however doesn’t recall the alleged groping incident.
“Every complaint about sexual harassment should be taken seriously and I will participate fully in any investigation that takes place,” the assertion read.
“The details of these claims have never been brought to my attention until today. I can confirm that I did attend the 2014 legislative softball game with a number of members and my staff. I can also say I have zero recollection of engaging in inappropriate behavior and such behavior is inconsistent with my values.”