Mississippi Legislator Resigns

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Mississippi’s house speaker says a key legislator who resigned Sunday was facing sexual harassment allegations.

Speaker Philip Gunn tells says multiple women had complained about John Moore, who resigned from a house seat in Rankin County.
Moore had chaired the house education committee for six years.
Moore, who underwent heart bypass surgery earlier this year, cited health reasons in his resignation letter Friday.
He said Monday that he didn’t know of any complaints against him.
Gunn, though, says Moore knew about the investigation.
Gunn said the house had hired a lawyer to handle the investigation, but says Moore’s resignation ended the house’s investigation.
Gunn says any further claims would have to be pursued in court.

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