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Lobbyist says she felt harassed by Arizona lawmaker

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 16:21:26-05

PHOENIX - A lobbyist says she felt sexually harassed and her career has suffered since she received unwanted explicit photos of an Arizona lawmaker and the legislator's future husband.

The lobbyist also says in a court deposition that a sweeping report on sexual harassment at the state Capitol did not accurately portray her allegations against Republican Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita.

The lawmaker became a face of the (hash)MeToo movement in Arizona when she publicly accused a fellow lawmaker, Republican Rep. Don Shooter, of repeated sexual harassment.

Her claims eventually contributed to Shooter's expulsion from the Legislature.