NC Dems attack Romney over transparency while stonewalling over sexual harassment allegations

Matthew Boyle Investigative Reporter
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The North Carolina Democratic Party attacked likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for what it considers a lack of transparency, while refusing to release new details about sexual harassment allegations inside its own office and a subsequent financial settlement paid to the alleged victim.

“No press availability since 3/16,” the North Carolina Democrats tweeted on Wednesday afternoon. “That’s 33 days & counting. What’s Romney hiding?”

Romney was in North Carolina for several campaign events and for a speech that was billed as a “pre-buttal” to President Barack Obama’s remarks at the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

The state Democratic party hasn’t provided any details about its now-former executive director Jay Parmley’s alleged sexual harassment of one of his former staffers. That staffer, Adriadn Ortega, received a financial settlement. He was fired shortly after he made the allegations against Parmley.

Similarly, North Carolina Democratic Party spokesman Walton Robinson hasn’t answered any of The Daily Caller’s questions on about matter since TheDC first broke the scandal late last week. Robinson also did not respond to a request for comment for this article.

Parmley resigned on Sunday over the scandal. Calls for the resignation of his boss, state party chairman David Parker, began to surface almost immediately afterward.

Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul also did not immediately return TheDC’s request for comment.

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