Sexual Harassment Complaint Filed Against Mayor Bowser’s Former Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio

March 20, 2023

Washington, DC – Today, Debra S. Katz and Kayla Morin released the following statement in response to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s announcement that an investigation had been launched into former Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio.

“We represent an employee of the District of Columbia who came forward to report serious allegations of sexual harassment by former Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio. It is our understanding that this behavior is longstanding and our client is cooperating fully with the investigation, which Mayor Bowser initiated immediately. Our client is courageous. She came forward to ensure accountability and protect other women. Given the gravity of our client’s allegations – which involve unwelcome advances and sexual contact – we ask the media to respect her privacy.   

“We encourage everyone affected to contact Maia Ellis, the Associate Director of the Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel, at Maia.Ellis@dc.gov, who is leading this investigation.”  

 

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