|December 1, 2017
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today issued the following statement regarding potential sexual harassment legislation for the 2018 Legislative Session:
“Weeks ago, I reached out to Speaker Corcoran and Senator Benacquisto to preserve a spot for potential legislation that could provide protections to victims of sexual harassment claims. Without hesitation, both were extremely supportive and eager to work together to protect women in state government.
“I encourage any woman who has been sexually harassed to come forward and allow their voice to be heard.
“Yesterday, I was astonished to learn that one of the victims of the recent allegations in Tallahassee is a woman who I’ve known and respected for years. My heart breaks for her. We must respect the investigation by the Florida Senate and the privacy of all parties involved.
“I look forward to working with the legislature this session to formulate laws that protect all women working in state government. It has been remarkable what women can do when we all stand together. FLORIDA MUST BE A LEADER IN THIS MOVEMENT.”