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Fired Iowa official had been accused of crude sex harassment

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By RYAN J. FOLEY and BARBARA RODRIGUEZ
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An agency director fired by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds had been accused of harassing female employees for years by routinely making crude sexual comments and pressuring one to go into his hotel room during work travel.

Bowing to pressure after keeping the document secret for a month, the governor on Thursday released a March 21 letter addressed to her that laid out detailed allegations against Iowa Finance Authority Director David Jamison.

Reynolds fired Jamison on March 24 for what she called "credible" allegations of sexual harassment.

The letter was released to The Associated Press with redactions to shield the complainant's identity. The woman wrote that Jamison has been sexually harassing women in the office for years and that the behavior was "escalating and has to stop."

She said Jamison constantly talked about how her breasts and pressured her to go to his hotel room during two trips.

Jamison didn't return a message seeking comment.

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