Brenda Lawrence Chief of Staff Placed on Leave

Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) has placed her Chief of Staff, Dwayne Duron Marshall, on leave following allegations of sexual harassment by former employees. After Politico reported Tuesday on four former staffers’ accounts of how Marshall treated women in the office, saying he made frequent comments about their looks and engaged in occasional unwanted touching, Lawrence said in a statement, “I will continue to fight for an environment free from sexual harassment and my commitment has not wavered.” Marshall firmly denies all allegations. “In my 28 years of public service, I have never had any kind of complaint filed against me nor have I ever sexually harassed anyone!" Marshall said. "In fact, for the last 17 years of my career, I have directly represented women in the workplace. Despite these slanderous accusations, I will continue to focus on working on behalf of the constituents in our district,” he said in a statement. More here.

Tiffany D. Cross