Delegates for the Orange County Labor Federation voted unanimously Thursday night to fire Executive Director Julio Perez, after a months-long investigation found “credible testimony from multiple women” of sexual harassment and retaliation by Perez.
Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who is running for DA in 2018, writes that all investigative reports related to sexual harassment allegations in the state legislature should be released once their findings are concluded.
The former executive director of the Democratic Party of Orange County and the executive director of the Orange County Labor Federation both face internal investigations after several women posted allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against the two men on social media last week.
A campaign staffer for Phil Janowicz, a Democratic congressional candidate running against Republican congressman Rep. Ed Royce, has resigned over allegations he sexually harassed women while an employee of the Democratic Party of Orange County.
A former Orange County Democratic Party official and a high-ranking member of the Orange County Labor Federation have been accused of sexual harassment and abuse, amid a national scandal in which women from Hollywood to the state capitol have come forward with reports of sexual wrongdoing.
An outside investigation found that City Manager David Cavazos’ complaints of sexual harassment against Councilwoman Michele Martinez were unfounded. It also explored allegations that Cavazos ordered a staffer to monitor Mayor Miguel Pulido’s emails.
A man who was formerly a top adviser to San Diego congressional candidate Carl DeMaio claims DeMaio groped him and masturbated in front of him. Last year, Voice of OC uncovered allegations that DeMaio was caught masturbating in a San Diego City Hall bathroom while he was a city councilman there.