Schumer pursuing legal action after fake sexual harassment accusations

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerData confirm that marijuana decriminalization is long overdue Pollster: Kavanaugh will get Dem votes Democrats slam Trump for considering Putin’s ’absurd’ request to question Americans MORE (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that he is "pursuing every legal path" against whoever was behind the fake sexual harassment allegations made against him.

"We are pursuing every legal path ... [so] those who might have broken the law [can] be prosecuted for it," he told reporters during a press conference.

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Axios reported Tuesday that it had obtained a document that included alleged sexual harassment accusations against Schumer by a former female staffer.

The 13-page document appeared to look like a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, but lacked information that would have normally been included in the document, such as a lawyer for the former staffer.

Schumer dismissed the allegations on Wednesday as baseless. 

"It was a phony allegation, forged, false from start to finish," he told reporters.

Schumer's office noted to Axios that they had turned over the legal document and asked them to pursue criminal charges.