Leaders of the Senate and Assembly on Friday released dozens of previously sealed records related to substantiated sexual harassment complaints against lawmakers and senior staff members as the Legislature seeks to overhaul the institution’s policies and regain public trust.
Democratic leaders committed to divulging a decade of documents following an October letter by more than 140 women and the California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus declaring their unwillingness to “tolerate the perpetrators or enablers” in Sacramento across state politics. Subsequently, two lawmakers, Assemblymen Raul Bocanegra and Matt Dababneh, resigned while a third, Sen. Tony Mendoza, is on paid leave awaiting the outcome of an investigation.
Here are the documents, some of which contain language that could be considered offensive:
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