Mississippi Today reports that Rep. John Moore, R-Brandon, a 22-year veteran of the Mississippi House of Representatives, resigned late Friday following multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
Speaker of the House Philip Gunn confirmed the allegations against Rep. John Moore but could not confirm if this led to his resignation. He did say investigation of the allegations was imminent, and now that Moore is no longer a member of the House an investigation is no longer necessary.
Gunn declined to confirm the number of women who made allegations or provide details of where or when the incidents occurred. Gunn said that following the claims his office consulted with outside counsel which recommended an investigation.
“We take any such allegations very seriously. We have followed protocol every step of the way and made sure that we have sought advice of counsel and followed that advice to the letter,” Gunn said Monday morning.