U.S. REP Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, 4. March 2015.
A U.S. house Democrat who has been prominent in the #MeToo’s movement against sexual harassment — Thursday apologized, said they could not protect the female members of your staff who claimed to have been harassed by the legislature of the former chief of staff.
U.S. REP Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., now serving her third term in Congress, even the Federal government is reimbursed out of your own pocket for $5,000 in severance pay issued to Tony Baker, the former employee.
Baker was fired in August 2016, three months after Esty aware of the complaints against it, the Washington Post reported.
“What I did wasn’t good enough and it does not protect [my staff] enough,” Esty told the newspaper. “… I am now confident with this conversation, and this comes out, I will be able to a lot more direct and you help other people in the Congress to understand the risks, you don’t put your employees, if you think you are.”
“What I did wasn’t good enough and it does not protect [my staff] enough.”
– U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn.
A woman claimed earlier served on Esty employee, she received death threats and Baker her punched in the back.
“You better f—–g reply to me, or I f—–g kill you,” Baker said to the woman, Anna Cain, who once told Baker, dated the Washington Post. Cain provided a copy of a may 2016 voicemail recording provided to the newspaper.
Baker, Esty’s chief of staff was, from 2014 to 2016. His spokesman, many of the allegations against Baker has denied.
Connecticut U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty issued an apology for Thursday otherwise to protect in case of female employees, who say they were harassed by her former chief of staff, including a woman who said she was hit in the back and received death threats. https://t.co/wNZzBmAuln
— Bobby Martinez (@BMartinez0824) 30. March 2018
After leaving Esty employee, Baker a job in Ohio and took work for Sandy Hook promise, a gun-control group created after the December 2012 massacre in Newtown, Conn., this is part of Esty’s constituency.
Baker, who had won the Ohio job based, in part, Esty’s personal recommendation, to the left, the position of the Assembly, the Connecticut Post reported.
Esty was known, the questions in the Congress for the defense of the rights of women. She was among the Democrats who put pressure on longtime U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., to resign last year after he faced allegations of sexual misconduct, reported the Washington Post.
Timothy Daly, Esty current chief of staff, said the legislator was recommended to the by the office of house employment Council, in a confidentiality agreement with Baker as part of a settlement deal included, the Baker paid his unpaid vacation and $ 5,000 severance.
Daly said the confidentiality agreement was “a recommendation to the members of Congress as part of a means to get Tony out of the office as quickly as possible.”
He said the Congressman spoke about the situation now, because it believes that the agreement is “moot” in light of the reporting in the media, as well as their decision-making, “it is time and appropriate to be transparent.”
Andrew Ricci, a friend and spokesman for Baker, said the Connecticut Post, a Baker, and lives in Columbus, Ohio. A phone number listed has been disconnected for a Tony Baker, according to the Associated Press.
Ricci also said Hearst, the Baker denied punching Cain in the back at Esty’s Washington, DC, office.
Ricci said Baker has spent “a lot of time over the last two years, becoming a stronger person.” He added, “I know that he lives a sober, and I can tell you, anger-management, was really helpful.”
The Associated Press contributed to this story.