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Colorado Sen. Baumgardner accused of sexual harassment

Former intern Megan Creeden told radio station KUNC that she had “many uncomfortable encounters” with state Sen. Randy Baumgardner during the 2016 legislative session.

Creeden, 25 at the time, said Baumgardner, whose district includes Garfield County, once spoke to legislative aide Scott Merrifield about Creeden in front of her.

“It was along the lines of, ‘I met your intern at the University Club and she was just so nice, but then I had to leave all by myself, and walk home all by myself and lay in bed,’” Creeden told KUNC.

Merrifield verified the comments.

Baumgardner would allegedly pressure Creeden to drink with him in his office. She declined, she said, because the previous encounter made her uncomfortable.

“I have nothing to talk about and I have done nothing wrong,” Baumgardner told KUNC. “I’ve done nothing that I should be defending myself for.”

Baumgardner was elected last year to his second term in the Senate, and thus is term-limited.


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