Who’s grabbing who? NM Dem gov’s campaign pays at least $62K in settlement to ex-staffer who says she grabbed his crotch. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham vehemently denies the accusation.
The Republican Governors Association pounced on Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday following revelations of a settlement of at least $62,500 with a former campaign staffer who accused the first-term Democrat of grabbing his genitals.
The association, which already has put a target on the governor’s back as she seeks a second term in office, dubbed the settlement “a $62,500 crotch grab.”
“After years of vehement denial, Governor Lujan Grisham’s now revealed sexual harassment settlement certainly raises questions of why she tried to discredit her alleged victim,” association spokesman Will Reinert wrote in an email. “Where there is smoke there is usually fire, and Lujan Grisham just wrote a check for $62,500 worth of kindling.”
Actually, a series of checks. Five monthly payments.