ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A former press secretary to former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has told the women’s caucus of the state legislature that she was the target of sexual harassment by lawmakers.
The Baltimore Sun reports that Nina Smith recounted her experiences Wednesday as the caucus considered recommendations to the leadership of the General Assembly for dealing with sexual harassment.
Smith said she recalls being harassed by six lawmakers in various ways. She did not provide names of those lawmakers, but said the incidents ranged from crude jokes to being touched without her permission.
Smith said one lawmaker told her he would like to perform a sexual act in front of a lobbyist.
The caucus recommended that all legislators and staff undergo additional and more frequent training on proper workplace behavior.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com