The highly publicized sexual crime allegations made against many male members of Hollywood and political figures are no longer limited to famous men. Andrea Ramsey, a retired business executive and recent Kansas candidate for Congress, has ended her campaign after sexual harassment allegations recently resurfaced.
According to The Kansas City Star, their questions regarding accusations made in 2005 that she sexually harassed and retaliated against a male subordinate who said he had rejected her advances, are what prompted Ramsey to end her campaign.
Ramsey made the following statement on Friday, December 15: “Twelve years ago, I eliminated an employee’s position. That man decided to bring a lawsuit against the company (not against me). He named me in the allegations, claiming I fired him because he refused to have sex with me. That is a lie. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigated the allegations and decided not to pursue the complaint; the man later decided to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit.”
According to reports, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) chose to no longer support Ramsey’s campaign due to the accusations. In an emailed statement to The New York Times, the DCCC’s communications director said, “If anyone is guilty of sexual harassment or sexual assault, that person should not hold public office.”
In the case of Ramsey, it seems that her recent “guilt” was decided outside the legal system or courtroom.
The Ongoing Debate
“Our society has become increasingly interested in the topic of rape and other sexual crime allegations,” said criminal defense attorney, Jonathan W. McConnell. “Unfortunately, simply believing accusers without question can cause a tremendous amount of damage.”
Specializing in criminal defense, the McConnell Law Firm in Wichita, Kansas, has seen false sexual crime allegations negatively impact individuals in a variety of ways:
- Tarnished reputation
- Destroyed or negatively impacted career/livelihood
- Ruined or damaged interpersonal relationships
- Large penalties, prison time or sex offender registration
Defending Against False Sexual Allegations
If you are in the Wichita, Kansas, area and have been falsely accused of a sexual crime, the McConnell Law Firm wants to help. Although every case is different and no conclusions should be drawn without first consulting with an attorney about the specifics of your case, we are highly experienced in defending against false sexual accusations.
Please contact the McConnell Law Firm at 316.243.5903 for a free consultation.