Allegations Against Massa Date to Navy Days

As officer, he forced himself on subordinates
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2010 6:24 PM CST

(Newser) – Eric Massa, the Democratic congressman who stepped down this week over allegations he harassed male staffers, has a history of such behavior dating back to his days as a US Navy officer in the 1980s and ‘90s, the Atlantic reports, citing sources who say Massa “was notorious for making unwanted advances toward subordinates.” Several former shipmates confirmed groping and similar incidents.

In other related news, the House ethics committee has decided to drop its investigation of Massa, sources tell the Washington Post, figuring that his resignation will put him beyond the reach of any punishment that might come from a probe.

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