HARRISBURG, PA (CBS) — Two days after sexual harassment allegations against a state senator came to light, Democrats in the Pennsylvania House Tuesday admitted that they have settled harassment claims involving two members since 2007.
The statement from House Minority Leader Frank Dermody confirms sexual harassment settlements involving two members over the past decade but names no names.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Chance For Strong To Severe Storms On Tuesday, Damaging Winds
Dermody says while he doesn’t like it, he “cannot discuss the specifics of a settlement where the parties agreed to keep the terms confidential.”EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Large Group Of Noisy Dirt Bikes, ATVs Take Over Radnor Streets
Dermody’s statement came hours after the Inquirer reported that the House Democratic Caucus paid nearly a $250,000 in taxpayer dollars to settle a claim involving longtime Representative Thomas Caltagirone of Berks County.
Governor Tom Wolf is calling on Caltagirone to resign.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite Will Not Seek Contract Renewal After School Year
On Sunday, Wolf called for Democratic suburban state Senator Daylin Leach to step down in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against Leach.