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Kansas Democrats Andrea Ramsey drops out of house race in 2005 harassment suit

Andrea Ramsey fell out of a U.S. house race in the midst of the controversy over a sexual harassment lawsuit in 2005.

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A rising liberal star for Congress in Kansas has dropped out of the race about a 2005 Federal lawsuit in which she was accused of sexually harassing a male employee, by whom they are supervised.

Andrea Ramsey, 56, of Leawood, was on the search to challenge the incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder in the year 2018 in the Kansas City area 3. District, but announced in a Facebook post that the end of their campaign on Friday.

Ramsey called the charges of its former employee, in LabOne, Gary Funkhouser, “a lie.”

“Twelve years ago, I wrote an employee eliminated the position,” Ramsey. “This man decided not to file a lawsuit against the company (against me). He called me the accusations, claiming I had fired him because he refused to have sex with me. That is a lie.”

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Funkhouser worked under Ramsey in LabOne, where she was executive vice president of human resources. Funkhouser claimed Ramsey came to him in 2005 during a business trip, the Kansas City Star reported.

“After I told her that I was not interested in a sexual relationship with her, she stopped to talk with me,” he wrote in a complaint. “In the office, she’s completely ignored me and avoided any contact with me.”

Funkhouser claimed Ramsey had moved his workplace from your office.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission closed the case on Funkhouser claims, stating it was not able to determine if “the Statute had been violated.”

Funkhouser then sued LabOne in Federal court and both parties agreed to dismiss the case in 2006. Several sources, the Kansas City Star, Funkhouser and LabOne told had reached a settlement.

 

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The allegations emerged after the Kansas City Star in question Ramsey posed on you.

Ramsey said the national democratic party refused to support the lawsuit.

To say that “In their haste, the high ground in our troubled national conversation about the harassment that has implemented democratic party, said a zero-tolerance standard,” Ramsey. “For me, the means to decide that a vengeful, terminated employee’s false accusations will be enough for the democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), not to support our promising campaign. We are in a national moment, where rough justice is in the place of a careful analysis, nuance and due process”.

Emily’s List, a liberal women’s group, which supported and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Ramsey’s campaign, said they supported the Democratic hopeful’s decision.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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