Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer contacted Capitol Hill Police Tuesday after encountering a forged document describing allegations of sexual harassment charges by a former staffer, Axios reported.
The 13 page document sent to Axios and other media outlets was dated from 2012 with the file name “Schumer_Complaint.” Although the document had the look of an official lawsuit filed in in the District of Columbia, no attorney is named.
Additionally, the allegation claims one incident happened in Washington D.C. on a day when Schumer was actually in New York City and another incident happened in D.C. when he was in France.
The former staffer, now a career employee in the federal government, told Axios none of the charges listed were true and her signature was forged. The former staffer, after being informed by Axios of the document, said she plans to go to law enforcement to follow up.
“The document is a forged document and every allegation is false. We have turned it over to the Capitol Police and asked them to investigate and pursue criminal charges because it is clear the law has been broken,” Matt House, Schumer’s communications director said.
He added, “We believe the individual responsible for forging the document should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law to prevent other malicious actors from doing the same.”
The forged Schumer document comes amid a flurry of sexual harassment accusations against members of Congress, as well as media figures who have lost their jobs following the allegations.