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Erik Paulsen Claims Dean Phillips Ignored Allina Sexual Harassment Claims

Posted On: Oct 11, 2018   |   Posted By: CBS

Erik Paulsen Claims Dean Phillips Ignored Allina Sexual Harassment Claims

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Republican Congressman Erik Paulsen is standing by a campaign ad attacking one of Minnesota's largest health systems.
Paulsen claims Allina Health Care ignored sexual harassment allegations when his Democratic opponent Dean Phillips served on the board of directors. It is a claim Phillips calls “a lie.”
The ad accuses Allina of ignoring harassment claims in 2007, and says then-board chairman Phillips “did nothing.”
“Seven nurses said they were subject to lewd comments, groping, even assault. A doctor even accused Phillips's board of directors of covering up the harassment charges,” said the ad's narrator.
The ad is based on an 11-year-old lawsuit which was settled out of court. And Paulsen's campaign claims inaction by the board Phillips led may have allowed harassment to continue - even through this year.

“I expect more from a sitting member of Congress,” Phillips said.
He denies ever knowing about the incidents, and says he is “deeply...

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