Former Wisconsin Senate Clerk Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation

         

Summary: The former chief clerk of the Wisconsin Senate, Michael Queensland, has resigned amid a sexual misconduct investigation. An investigator’s report revealed allegations made by a woman identified as Jane Doe, who claimed Queensland attempted to remove her clothing without consent. The report concluded that there was enough evidence to support the woman’s allegations. Queensland resigned after being interviewed by the investigator.

The former chief clerk of the Wisconsin Senate, Michael Queensland, has resigned amid a sexual misconduct investigation. An investigator’s report revealed allegations made by a woman identified as Jane Doe, who claimed Queensland attempted to remove her clothing without consent. Queensland denies the allegations and insists the encounter was consensual. The report concluded that there was enough evidence to support the woman’s allegations, including Queensland’s failure to recognize clear signals that she did not welcome any sexual advances. Queensland resigned following the interview with the investigator, although the investigation was still ongoing at the time of his resignation. Queensland had served as Senate chief clerk since January 2021 and his resignation came after a credible allegation was made against him. The report did not mention any charges filed against Queensland, and it remains unclear if he currently has legal representation. The position of Senate chief clerk is non-partisan and involves administrative duties such as bill announcements and financial tracking. The resignation of Queensland amid the sexual misconduct investigation has raised concerns about workplace culture within the Wisconsin Senate. The investigation serves as a reminder of the importance of addressing and preventing sexual harassment in all professional environments.

Tags: Wisconsin Senate, chief clerk, resignation, sexual misconduct investigation, allegations, consensual encounter

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