Monday, April 16, 2012

Top Tar Heel Democrat steps down after sexual harassment allegations

Posted By on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Jay Parmley stepped down Sunday after a secret agreement to pay a former staffer to keep quiet about sexual harassment surfaced on Friday. But the head of the state's Democratic Party insists the claims are invalid.


According to Raleigh's News & Observer, the paper that broke the allegations after it obtained internal party emails Friday:

Jay Parmley, who served less than a year at the helm of the party, denied harassing any employee and blamed right-wing political enemies for "spreading a false and misleading story."

"Even though I have not done anything wrong, it is clear to me that I need to move on," Parmley wrote in his resignation letter. "I refuse to be a distraction."

Rumors of harassment issues have circulated for months, according to the News & Observer.

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