[Ed. – Harris has asserted, non-credibly, that she had no knowledge of the claim against her aide. But her attorney general office in California was formally apprised of it months before her departure.]
A claim naming Larry Wallace arrived at the California Department of Justice in October 2016, three months before Harris left the attorney general’s office in early 2017. Harris has denied having any knowledge of the claim or alleged harassment.
The Bee previously reported that in December 2016 an employee filed suit against Wallace, accusing him of harassment and retaliation. The suit itself was made just as Harris left her post as attorney general to serve as California’s junior senator. Wallace served as her director of the California Justice Department’s law enforcement division.
Harris, who has known Wallace for 14 years, then hired him in March 2017 as a senior adviser in her Sacramento field office. Wallace settled with Harris’ replacement at attorney general for $400,000 two months later, in May 2017.
Wallace worked for Harris until earlier this month when he resigned.