Lawmaker adds new accusations against state senator accused of sexual harassment

A female Michigan state senator is adding to the sexual harassment allegations against a Republican lawmaker, accusing her male colleague on Tuesday of saying in 2018 that she was elected because of her looks as he inappropriately touched her.

Senate Majority Whip Peter Lucido was already the focus of a sexual harassment investigation by the Senate Business Office after he made a remark to a female reporter that she said was inappropriate. Lucido apologized before later disputing the reporter’s account, but the Democratic and Republican leaders of the state Senate requested an investigation into the matter.

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