Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine heavy-handed an investigation inside his own office last year of a sexual harassment complaint involving a personal friend DeWine hired in 2011.
Just three days after DeWine intervened the investigation was closed without identifying his alleged friend, or bringing any administrative discipline for anyone in the attorney general’s office.
DeWine’s friend allegedly sexually harassed or was harassing an intern. The intern was offered and accepted a full-time position with the office, but later changed her mind and declined the offer.
The sexual harassment was discovered when the woman was interviewed about her decision not to accept the full-time position.
According to a witness statement from the investigative report, DeWine insisted the independent investigator conducting the probe give him the name of a confidential source who provided information about the “accused’s identity” even though DeWine was warned his request was inappropriate.