Thousands Of Taxpayer Dollars Spent To “Fix” Legislator’s Alleged Sexual Harassment Violation

May 3, 2023 | Political News

Receipts show that the state legislature spent thousands of taxpayer dollars trying to rectify a sexual harassment scandal involving now-former State Representative Scotty Campbell.

News broke late last month of Campbell’s alleged violation of the Tennessee General Assembly’s workplace harassment policy. The complaint was brought by a legislative intern, and Campbell was found to be in violation by an ethics subcommittee.

According to the intern, whose name has been withheld to protect her identity, several thousand dollars were spent to move her furniture back home and to provide her with new housing to finish out her internship. 

Receipts obtained by NewsChannel 5 Investigates show a total of $5411.76 being paid to the TownPlace Suites for 22 days of lodging and parking fees. Two Men and a Truck were paid $2495 to move her things back to her home.

The moving expenses were allegedly paid for with a credit card provided by Connie Ridley, the director of legislative administration.