[Ed. – Another glass ceiling is broken. A member of the fairer sex is accused of sexual misconduct. Sound the trumpets!]
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s gubernatorial campaign has paid at least $62,500 as part of a settlement with a former staff member who had accused her of sexual mistreatment during a staff meeting, according to documents filed Monday.
The payments went to a law firm representing James Hallinan, a spokesman for Lujan Grisham during her 2018 general election campaign.
The five monthly payments of $12,500 are outlined in a campaign finance report filed late Monday by Lujan Grisham’s campaign with the Secretary of State’s Office. They are listed as legal expenses, with one payment a month from November through March.
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It wasn’t clear Monday how many payments might also be made in future months as part of the settlement agreement.