Clinton staffer who was protected after harassment claims continued misconduct for years: report

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Multiple women working at a pro-Clinton super PAC accused Hillary Clinton’s former faith adviser Burns Strider of harassment as recently as 2015, according to a report from BuzzFeed News.

Strider, who was accused of sexual harassment on Clinton’s 2008 campaign, allegedly harassed women while working at Correct the Record. The allegations of misconduct while at the super PAC took place over an 18-month span beginning in November 2013, according to BuzzFeed News.

While the super PAC had ties to Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, it operated independently. 

Six of the firm’s former employees told BuzzFeed News Strider exhibited inappropriate behavior toward two younger subordinate women in the office. 

One of the women told BuzzFeed News he was constantly touching her, often offering unsolicited back massages, and also tracked her whereabouts during and after work hours.

The woman said she told Strider that she did not want to be referred to as “honey” or “baby,” adding that Strider said that’s how he referred to all of his female friends. She said that at one point she filled her calendar with fake events in order to evade Strider. {mosads}

Strider did not deny many of the accusations in a call on Saturday with Buzzfeed, and said he remembered other events differently than his accusers. 

The BuzzFeed News report comes a day after The New York Times reported Clinton had protected Strider after he was accused of sexual harassment on her campaign in 2008. Clinton’s campaign manager had recommended firing Strider, however, the campaign ultimately decided to dock him several weeks of pay and ordered that he undergo counseling.

A spokesman for Clinton provided a statement from Utrecht, Kleinfeld, Fiori, Partners, the law firm that represented Clinton’s 2008 campaign.

“To ensure a safe working environment, the campaign had a process to address complaints of misconduct or harassment. When matters arose, they were reviewed in accordance with these policies, and appropriate action was taken,” the statement said. “This complaint was no exception.”

Clinton said in a tweet on Friday that she had reached out to one of the accusers on her campaign.  

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