For the second time in a month, Republican congressional candidate Tom Ganley, running in Ohio’s 13th district, has been accused of sexual harassment.In late September, a married mother of four filed a civil suit against Ganley, in which she accused him of attempted rape and sexual assault. Ganley’s attorney called the charges “baseless allegations.”
Now, a woman named Dianne Hill has filed a report with the Cleveland police, over an alleged incident that occurred in 2005, at Ganley’s Chevy dealership in Cleveland.
Hill told WKYC the incident occurred when she and two other people were shopping for a car. When they were leaving Ganley’s office, Hill said, “As I went through the door, he didn’t just grab my buttocks. He carried my buttocks through the door.”
Hill says that a few days later, Ganley contacted her and told her he wanted to meet up with her and her sister-in-law.
“He says, ‘I just want you to dress in some sexy lingerie and let me smack your butts,'” Hill said.
Hill said that she was motivated to come forward after seeing the report of the first woman’s suit on the news.
“When I saw that on the news, right away I’m like, ‘that girl’s not lying. I need to go down there. I don’t care how long it’s been, and let them know that girl’s not lying,'” she said.
WKYC reports that the police sergeant who took the report has only begun to investigate the allegations.
Meanwhile, Ganley is due to welcome House Minority Leader John Boehner on Saturday at a campaign event in Akron.
Watch WKYC’s report on the latest Ganley allegations: