Sexual Assault

California lawmaker who led #MeToo push invited staffer to play spin the bottle, complaint says

California lawmaker who led #MeToo push invited staffer to play spin the bottle, complaint says

California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, one of the leading voices behind the #MeToo movement, is facing accusations that she sexually harassed staffers — including one who said she fired him after he refused to play a game of spin the bottle with her.

David John Kernick, a former field representative for Garcia, said that the Democratic lawmaker from Bell Gardens, Calif., approached him after a fundraiser at a whiskey bar in 2014 and suggested that they play spin the bottle in her hotel room, according to a complaint filed Saturday with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Kernick said he was written up for insubordination after he questioned the...

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