Clinton ‘dismayed’ by harassment complaint involving ex-aide

Hillary Clinton
FILE - In this June 5, 2017 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks in Baltimore. Clinton says she's "shocked and appalled" by the revelations of sexual abuse and harassment being leveled at Harvey Weinstein. She says in a written statement on Oct. 10, that the behavior being reported by women "cannot be tolerated." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hillary Clinton says she was “dismayed” by sexual harassment accusations made against a senior adviser to her 2008 presidential campaign.

Clinton tweeted that on Friday she called the former campaign worker who reported the harassment to tell her she was proud she came forward.

Clinton says she wanted “to make sure she knows what all women should: we deserve to be heard.”

Clinton’s tweets came after a New York Times report that she declined to fire the adviser, Burns Strider, despite her campaign manager’s recommendations.

Clinton has not addressed why Strider remained on her 2008 Democratic campaign.

The Times reports that Strider was docked several weeks of pay and ordered to undergo counseling but declined to attend. He didn’t respond to requests for comment from The Times.

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