After the Boston Globe published a report on four men who said they had been sexually assaulted by Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg's husband, Bryon Hefner, the State House News Service published a piece detailing the fallout and expected investigation. The wire service's story, which was picked up by the Salem News, quoted BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella's statement on the report.
Excerpt: "These reports indicate that many professional boundaries may have been crossed, such as the Senate President husband’s involvement in the Senate President’s work and his insinuations that he could deliver much-needed community resources for those who curried favor with him," BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella said in a statement. "While neither action on its own involved sexual harassment, when significant boundary violations occur, it is no surprise to learn that sexual harassment may have been employed as a tool for exploitation as well."
Read the full story, "Rosenberg to address media as colleagues assemble investigation structure," online at the Salem News.