Roberts: Six women now say Don Shooter sexually harassed them

Thursday, 09 November 2017, 08:40:51 AM. When Me Too becomes Me Six, you know it's over. Arizona Rep. Don Shooter needs to go.
Laurie Roberts: When Me Too becomes Me Six, you know it's over. Rep. Shooter needs to go. RIP Don Shooter. Your political career just died. Cause of death, the "Me Too" movement sparked by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. In Shooter's case, it's now up to Me Too times six. On Tuesday evening, Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita accused the powerful chairman of the state House Appropriations Committee of sexual harassment. By Wednesday afternoon, six women were telling tales about experiences with Shooter that ranged from crass to creepy.    Ugenti-Rita, R-Scottsdale, told KTVK’s Dennis Welch that Shooter, R-Yuma, made comments about her chest and repeatedly came on to her despite her telling him to cut it out. At a work conference, she says he knocked on her door with a six-pack of beer but she didn't answer. In 2011, she says he told her that he was in love with her. “He tells me that he loves me and asks if there’s an opportunity for us to be together in the future,” she wrote in a memo documenting the June 2011 incident. Ugenti-Rita says she notified House leadership but nothing was done about it. Shooter vehemently denied the allegations, calling Ugenti-Rita a liar, accusing her of having an affair with a House staffer and pointing out that she once made a joke about masturbation during a public hearing. Cue the dam break. By Wednesday afternoon, the ArizonaCapitol Times’ Rachel Leingang had documented the stories of five other women’s encounters with Shooter, ranging from 2011...Read more
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