NgospelMedia.Net
NgospelMedia.net is The No. 1 International Urban Gospel Media Website, The Largest Repository of Your Favorite Gospel Entertainment Website, Worldwide, Nigeria. We Published Latest Nigerian and Foreign Gospel Music Downloads, Videos; Lyrics, Artiste Biography, Daily Devotionals. NgospelMedia is mainly a Christian Website, as the Domain Name Speaks; Gospel; Which is also tagged as a Gospel On-line Ministry for Souls Winning... 

Texas Capitol staffer claims lobbyist gave her date rape drug

0 27







- Advertisement -


A Texas lobbyist has been accused of drugging a legislative aide, prompting a criminal investigation and restricted access to some lawmakers’ offices.

The Texas Department of Public Safety has launched a criminal probe into the accusations, which were first reported Saturday by the Austin American-Statesman.

The agency received a complaint from an unidentified Texas Capitol staffer who said she thought she was given a date rape drug by a lobbyist earlier this month while at a venue in Austin.

The founders of HillCo Partners, one of the state’s most powerful lobbying firms, confirmed to the newspaper that the person being investigated is an employee. An internal probe is also underway, HillCo Partners said.

“We take this stuff super-seriously,” one of its founders, Bill Miller, told the newspaper. “As soon as we got wind that we had an employee who was a person of interest, we acted immediately.”

The formal letter announced the investigation into the alleged sexual assault.
The formal letter announced the investigation into the alleged sexual assault.
@ShelbySlawson Twitter

Miller did not identify the employee. A DPS spokesman also declined to identify the lobbyist and could not say when or where the alleged incident occurred, the newspaper reported.

No charges have been filed, the American-Statesman reported Monday.

Advertisements


But the allegation led Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan to call for “changing the culture” when it comes to relaying accusations of sexual misconduct involving the Capitol by making it easier to report them, the American-Statesman reported.

“Victims shouldn’t have to decide between their career and coming forward,” Phelan (R-Beaumont) said Monday. “That has to change to make it easier for individuals to constantly come forward and report harassment.”

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan called for “changing the culture” when relaying accusations of sexual misconduct involving the Capitol.
Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan called for “changing the culture” when relaying accusations of sexual misconduct involving the Capitol.
Alamy Stock Photo

Reps for Phelan and Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed to the Texas Tribune that their offices were made aware of the criminal probe late last week. Several House members then declared on social media that they were banning the firm’s employees from their offices, the outlet reported.

While the accused HillCo employee has yet to be identified, at least one Texas lawmaker is banning “all lobbyists” from her office following the “abhorrent” allegation.

Tweets by Shelby Slawson about the Texas Capitol staffer who alleges she was drugged by lobbyist.
Tweets by Shelby Slawson about the Texas Capitol staffer who alleges she was drugged by a lobbyist.
@ShelbySlawson Twitter

“While we do not know who the woman is, I respectfully urge that we need not know who she is for her to know who we are, as a Capitol community,” state Rep. Shelby Slawson tweeted Sunday.

Slawson, a freshman Republican lawmaker, also called on colleagues to wear a pink ribbon Tuesday on the House floor in support of the victim.

Advertisements

Advertisements

- Advertisement -

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time

- Advertisement -

- related posts -

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all Discussions

NgospelMedia.Net and its partners uses cookies and similar technology to collect and analyze data information about the users of this website. We use this information to enhance the content, advertising and other services available on the site. Accept Read More

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x




%d bloggers like this: