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Lawmaker Dan Kirby submits resignation following harassment accusations

The Associated Press - February 5, 2017 11:49 am

Oklahoma lawmaker accused of harassment submits resignation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An Oklahoma lawmaker who admitted asking a legislative aide to send him topless photos and accompany him to a strip club has announced his resignation, two days after a special House committee recommended he be expelled from office.
Republican Rep. Dan Kirby of Tulsa submitted a two sentence letter Saturday to House Speaker Charles McCall saying his resignation is irrevocable and takes effect March 1. A spokesman for McCall says the speaker received the letter and forwarded it to the governor.
Kirby didn’t return a phone call seeking comment, but issued a statement saying he can’t continue fighting “unfounded accusations.”
Kirby has said the relationship with the assistant was consensual.
Kirby denied harassing a former aide whose wrongful termination claim led to a $44,500 payment to her and her attorneys.

 

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