Statement on Findings of Sexual Harassment Investigation Into Mayor Bowser’s Former Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio

June 20, 2023

Statement from Attorneys Debra S. Katz and Kayla Morin

“We are gratified that the Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel (MOLC) report substantiates our client’s serious allegations of sexual harassment by former Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio. The findings also serve as a reminder that no one is above the law, and we encourage the District to implement immediate reforms that will prevent others from being treated in this reprehensible fashion – especially by those in positions of power.

“We also commend our client’s unwavering courage in coming forward with her complaint and seeking justice for herself and other survivors. It takes immense strength to speak out against such injustices and we encourage all survivors of sexual harassment to seek the support they need. They are not alone, and their voices deserve to be heard.”


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