Report: Mississippi representative resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

Rep. John Moore

Rep. John Moore has resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.

Posted: Dec. 11, 2017 11:42 AM
Updated: Dec. 11, 2017 11:42 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – A representative from Brandon has reportedly resigned amid sexual harassment allegations.

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Mississippi Today reports Rep. John Moore resigned late Friday, December 8.

“Speaker of the House Philip Gunn confirmed the allegations but could not confirm if this led to his resignation,” the media source reports.

Gunn said his office consulted an outside counsel, which recommended an investigation and that the investigation was imminent.

Gunn said since the resignation, an investigation is no longer necessary.

However, Moore announced he was resigning because of health reasons.

“When reached on Monday morning he said he had no knowledge of any sexual harassment allegations,” Mississippi Today reports.

“Earlier this year I had a major health issue that caused me to rethink my ability to continue serving the people of Mississippi in this important position,” stated Moore in a release last week.

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