Statement on the Additional Allegations of Sexual Harassment Against Former Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio

August 3, 2023

Washington, DC – Debra S. Katz and Kayla Morin released the following statement in response to the Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel’s report publicized on July 31, 2023, substantiating a female staffer’s claim that John Falcicchio sexually harassed the staffer in 2020.

“We are gratified that today’s report from the Mayor’s Office of Legal Counsel (MOLC) substantiates our second client’s serious allegations of sexual harassment by former Chief of Staff and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio – establishing a disturbing and longstanding pattern of predatory behavior by one of the most powerful men in Washington. Sexual harassment should never be tolerated under any circumstances, and we urge the District to implement immediate and comprehensive reforms to safeguard others from being treated in this reprehensible manner.

“We also commend the immense courage and strength our client demonstrated by coming forward with her complaint and sharing such deeply personal and traumatic experiences. Privacy plays a pivotal role in the healing process for survivors, and we ask that you respect her requests for privacy at this time.”

Read more about the matter in the Washington Post article, “Probe finds former top Bowser adviser sexually harassed second staffer,” published on July 31, 2023.

A previous statement about the investigation can be found here.

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