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“They Allowed It”: A Justice Department Employee Said She Was Raped By A Senior Official. New Documents Show A Pattern Of Harassment At The Department.
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In December 2018, DOJ's inspector general released a two-page announcement about substantiated sexual harassment claims against a senior official.

Nearly 10 months later, we got the full (albeit redacted) copy of the inspector general's report.
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After the DOJ IG investigation — finding women who reported harassment were credible and the former official was not — HR told the employee union there would be new "mandatory" training and a new harassment policy. That hasn't happened yet, sources told us buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
One of the women who cooperated with the IG, said she was harassed and sexually assaulted. In an interview, she blamed DOJ officials for failing to take enough action when she complained about harassment years ago: "They protected him and they allowed it" buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
The woman who said she was assaulted said she didn't go to the police because she was worried about her family. She reported being harassed to DOJ, but declined to make a formal complaint, also expressing concern about her family and the official's family buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
Another woman who cooperated with the DOJ IG's investigation — who said the former official pressured her into a sexual relationship when she was going for a promotion — reached a settlement from DOJ, according to a source with firsthand knowledge buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
The inspector general's office determined the former official "lacked credibility" — he initially denied have sexual relationships with two of the women, only to walk that back after being confronted with evidence. He denied the sexual assault. buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
Sexual harassment hasn't just been a problem in one office at the Justice Department. In 2017, the inspector general's office issued a memo to then-DAG Rod Rosenstein warning of "potential systemic issues" across the department. buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
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