Letter offers new details on sexual harassment incident

Letter offers new details on sexual harassment incident
Rep. Bill Kramer

A letter from the Legislature’s chief clerks is shedding more light on sexual harassment accusations against former state Rep. Bill Kramer.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Senate and Assembly chief clerks responded to a request for complaints filed against Kramer in 2013 and 2014 on with a letter Wednesday. The letter said a female Assembly employee told supervisors in February 2014 that Kramer had engaged in “sexually harassing behavior/unwanted physical contact” with her.

The supervisors reported the incident to Assembly Chief Clerk Pat Fuller and legislative human resources officials. Fuller barred Kramer from legislative functions and from entering legislative offices without his permission in September 2014.

The letter said Kramer didn’t cooperate with investigators but offers no further details.

Assembly Republicans stripped Kramer of his majority leader post in March 2014 following the accusations. He didn’t seek re-election and was sentenced to jail that November for a 2011 sexual assault.