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By Dennis Romero
Eric Bauman, the chairman of the Californian Democratic Party, who was already on leave for a recent sexual abuse trial, said he wanted on Wednesday take an alcohol treatment.
The announcement was a response to several allegations of sexual misconduct previously published in the Los Angeles Times. Among the prosecutors is a woman who said that she worked for the party temporarily during the election season when Bauman asked if she and another worker slept together.
"I felt really ashamed, almost ashamed and unwell," said Grace Leekley Mal. "I'm basically a bottom-of-the-barrel staff ̵
The allegations were that the influential state party received a solemn wave election in November after a historic show in Orange County during the festival. Once a cornerstone of the GOP, the county is now fully represented by Democrats in Congress. Without acknowledging or denying the allegations, Bauman said in a statement, "I deeply regret that my behavior causes pain to one of the most outstanding individuals I've been allowed to work with, I appreciate the courage these people needed to have theirs Telling stories. "
He added," I'll use the time I'm on leave to seek immediate medical attention. To tackle serious, persistent health problems and begin treatment for what I'm now for keep a problem with alcohol. "
When Bauman defended his position last year, he was suspected of having had inappropriate behavior with teenagers. At the time Bauman, the first openly gay leader of the State Party, said he was "outraged" by the charges.
The party's deputy party leader, Daraka Larimore-Hall, first raised the last round of allegations and ordered Bauman to resign.
Associated Press contributed.