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2 Women Harassed By Norwood Teague Come Forward


PLACE! FIRST, THE WOMEN WHO SAY THE FORMER UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ATHLETICS DIRECTOR WHO HARASSED THEM ARE BREAKING THEIR SILENCE. HE RESIGNED FRIDAY SAY LEG WAS DRUNK AT A UNIVERSITY EVENT AND TOUCHED THEM INAPPROPRIATELY. HE ALSO SENT SEXUALLY EXPLICIT TEXT MESS TOODGES ONE OF THE WOMEN. HE SAYS HE WILL REASSESS HIS CAREER AND LIFE AND SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP FOR ALCOHOL ABUSE. THE WOMEN RELEASED A JOINT STATEMENT THIS AFTERNOON AND WE HAVE MORE FROM OUR NEWS ROOM. Reporter: THE TWO WOMEN WHO FILED THE INITIAL COMPLAINT OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT ARE MEMBER OF THE SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM. BOTH WOMEN SAY THEY WERE COMPELLED TO COME FORWARD BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM WAS FRIGHTENING AND WRONG. AND THEY SAY THEY INTENDED TO KEEP THEIR IDENTITIES CONFIDENTIAL. THE STATEMENT SAID HE UNFORTUNATELY SENT AN E-MAIL DISCLOSING THAT THE INCIDENTS OF UNWELCOME SEXUAL ADVANCED AND VERBALLAL AND PHYSICAL MISCONDUCT OCCURRED AT THE RETREAT. OUR RUMORS HAVE BEEN RUMORED AND THEREFORE, WE DECIDED TO REVEAL OUR IDENTITIES OURSELVES AND THEY ALSO ASKED FOR PRIVACY. THE WOMEN WENT ON TO SAY SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS A PREDATORY ACT AND HAVING TOO MUCH TO DRINK DOES NOT EXCUSE IT. IT IS A PROBLEM THAT CONTINUES TO PLAGUE OUR INSTITUTIONS AND WORKING LIVES DESPITE PROGRAMS AND TRAINING TO SUPRESS IT. THE ONLY WAY TO ELIMINATE IT IS TO CALL ATTENTION TO IT WHEN YOU SEE IT OR EXPERIENCE IT. IN SHARING THEIR STORIES, THE WOMEN HOPE TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE WOMEN WHO EXPERIENCE SEXUAL HAS RASEMENT. THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE APPLAUDS

Bernard Jenkins

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