SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A top aide to California U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris has resigned over his involvement in a harassment lawsuit while he worked at the state Department of Justice.
The Sacramento Bee reports Larry Wallace left his job Wednesday as a senior adviser in Harris’s Sacramento office. The newspaper reports his resignation came after it inquired about a $400,000 settlement in 2017 related to the harassment lawsuit.
Harris was California’s attorney general before she became a U.S. senator in 2017.
Harris spokeswoman Lily Adams says the office was “unaware of this issue” and takes harassment accusations “extremely seriously.”