Former FBI agent says she was harassed by supervisor

Former FBI agent Robyn Gritz revealed on Wednesday that she was harassed by one of her supervisors during her time on a joint terrorism task force at the law enforcement agency. 

"For seven years, I was the only woman on my squad, and I didn't have any issues when I was there except for my first supervisor up there," Gritz told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on "Rising."

"Basically, he harassed me and he thought about us being a couple and he brought it up with me. He ended up being dealt with by OPR," she said, referring to the Office of Professional Responsibility.

Gritz went on to say that she and her female boss experienced discrimination when she moved to FBI headquarters.

"When I got to headquarters in the GS-14 position as a supervisory special agent, I really didn't have any issues as well. It's when I stepped up to the GS-15 level is where I did have comments made to me by other males, specifically in people undermining my boss and coming to me," Gritz said. "She was a deputy assistant director, and she had it all the time. I mean, it was awful to watch."

"Then that same individual started saying stuff about me, and you know, that I am weak because I am divorced and that I didn't have what it took to be a GS-15," she added. "That is something that is a perception. They think women are weak."

The FBI declined to comment on the matter to The Hill. 

Gritz's remarks come a day after the DOJ's Inspector General released a report shedding new light on gender bias at the nation's top law enforcement agencies.

The report found that women account for only 16 percent of criminal investigative jobs within the department’s main investigative agencies and hold few executive leadership positions.

— Julia Manchester