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Sen. Jack Latvala releases statement regarding anonymous accusations of harassment

Sen. Jack Latvala Enters Governors Race
Posted at 8:32 PM, Nov 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-03 16:52:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -  Florida state Sen. Jack Latvala and gubernatorial candidate releases a statement regarding some anonymous accusations of harassment. 

Politico Florida reports six women said Jack Latvala touched them inappropriately or made demeaning comments about their bodies.

The news outlet reported the anonymous accusations from women including both legislative staff and lobbyists.

Latvala released the statement below: 

“It’s hard to confront anonymous accusers, and even more difficult when the news is manufactured by a fake news entity like Politico who gave me less than a half hour to respond to this smear campaign.

I unequivocally deny the allegations that have been made against me. And I find it interesting that these anonymous complaints have only come forward after I began my campaign for governor.

I am in consultation with my attorney and will take all legal actions necessary to clear my name. I also welcome a complete review of these allegations by the Senate. If my political opponents want a fight, then it’s a fight they will get.” – State Senator Jack Latvala (R-Clearwater)