DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman who used to work for the Iowa Senate Republican Caucus says she was fired after reporting sexual harassment, but GOP officials deny that.
Kirsten Anderson told WHO-TV in an interview that aired Sunday that she was fired Friday several hours after complaining about harassment from lawmakers and staffers. She had been communications director for the caucus.
Anderson says she provided documentation about the harassment to Republican leaders Friday and asked for their help in improving the environment.
Ed Failor Jr., who is an assistant to Senate Republican Leader Bill Dix, says Anderson was fired for failing to improve her performance.
Failor says Dix and other GOP leaders do not tolerate sexual harassment.