Rep. George Santos has been accused sexual harassment by a man who applied to work in his office as a congressional aide.
Derek Myers said he sent a letter to the House Committee on Ethics this week requesting an investigation into the Congressman. In the letter, a copy of which was shared on Twitter, Myers alleged that he’d just begun a new job at Santos’ D.C. office when the congressman suddenly asked if he had a Grindr profile.
He said Santos,
insisted I sit next to him on a small sofa”
He then extended an invitation to karaoke—and (allegedly) touched his groin.
He proceeded to look at me and say,
‘My husband is out of town tonight if you want to come over.’”
He said the job offer was rescinded a few days later. The House Ethics Committee confirmed that it had received a letter from Myers, according to The New York Times, though Santos has yet to comment on the allegations.
Santos confirmed earlier this week that Myers was in the process of being hired, but said he ultimately did not get the job due to wiretapping charges filed against him last year in Ohio.
According to The Fire, Myers headed a small newspaper, the Scioto Valley Guardian, in southern Ohio where he published, on the newspaper’s website, an audio of in-court testimony that someone else recorded in violation of a court order.
Local police later arrested him, seized his electronic devices, and charged him with felony wiretapping. This was all apparently in violation of the First Amendment, federal law, and state law.
So, was Meyers vetted by Santos’ office before the job offer? Hmmm, something smells fishy here all around…
These matters will not be litigated on social media or through news media. They are serious offenses and the evidence and facts will speak for themselves if the committee takes up the matter. This tweet is being made public in light of transparency. pic.twitter.com/oSs4F3xyqc— Derek Myers (@DerekMyers) February 3, 2023
(Images, Twitter; via The Daily Beast)