WASHINGTON – A top adviser to Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Resigned on Wednesday following a report on a $ 400,000 sexual harassment agreement resulting from his time at Harris in the California Department of Justice The Harris office said in a statement to NBC News that it does not know the settlement.
Larris Wallace, a senior adviser to Harris, resigned after The Sacramento Bee reported on the settlement on Wednesday.
The Alleged Incident In 2016, Wallace served as director of law enforcement under Harris, who then served as Californian Justice Minister, the newspaper reporter.
Lily Adams, a spokeswoman for Harris, confirmed the resignation in a statement to NBC News on Thursday.
"We were unaware of this matter and take serious charges of harassment, and this evening (Wednesday) Mr. Wallace resigned from the senator and she accepted it," says Adams id.
Harris, who is currently considering a presidential run for 2020, was an outspoken advocate of sexual harassment during the #Metoo movement. She was part of a group of Democratic women's legislators who called for the resignation of Senator Al Franken of Minnesota in December 2017 after being charged with sexual misconduct and that misconduct should not be allowed by anyone and must not occur anywhere. "She also presented a bill to stop workplace harassment last June.
Wallace's settlement took place in May 2017 after Harris was sworn in as a senator and hired as senior counsel in Sacramento.
In December 2016, when Harris switched from attorney general to senator, Wallace claimed to have a printer under his desk on the ground and ordered his assistant, Danielle Hartley, to crawl under his desk to grab the paper or paper The Sacramento Bee reported daily on ink.