Comptroller reacts to sexual harassment allegation against ex-deputy

By John McPhaul

Comptroller Yesmín Valdivieso reacted Thursday to allegations by a group of former auditors about an alleged incident of sexual harassment involving former Deputy Comptroller Jesús Rosario, as well as other allegations, less than two weeks before her appointment expires.

“I don’t know why they are bringing these things out now …” Valdivieso said in a radio interview. “What the law always requires is that they be kept confidential. The reality is that when things appear, they get fixed; you do what has to be done to make sure any mistakes are fixed. … I don’t want to go into [the details] because with all these things they are trying to hurt me, and they are actually hurting the people who are saying what happened with him. The reality is that here we have a double standard. From what you have told me, there is nothing they can tell me: ‘This happened and the comptroller did nothing.’”

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