Taken together, the growing pile of credible allegations will make it almost impossible for the Legislature to not take some sort of action against Westlake.
The report raises questions about his behavior in the capitol, but found the incident didn’t meet the legal threshold for sexual harassment.
The first claim against Westlake was made public last week, and the new report exposes the scope of his behavior in Juneau reached far beyond a single incident.
Wilson is calling on the report and security footage of the alleged incident to be released to the public.
Edgmon didn’t comment on a specific instance, but said the recent incidents highlighted the need for a change.
A former legislative aide came forward with the accusations because she said she believes her experience in the Legislature isn’t unique.
The “Sexual and Other Workplace Harassment Policy Subcommittee” was formed by the Legislative Council last week after sexual harassment allegations involving a state senator dating back to June surfaced this month.
The bill becomes law under a cloud of legal uncertainty.
The move is in protest of the Senate’s abrupt adjournment on Friday, where it passed Senate Bill 54 with a glaring constitutional problem and adjourned.
Gov. Bill Walker will sign Senate Bill 54 he said in a newsletter this morning, despite concerns that it a constitutional problem could tie up…