Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris has finally responded to the alleged claims of sexual assault that have been filed against her husband’s law firm, according to NBC News. Harris’ husband works as a partner for the law firm DLA Piper, which also employed junior partner Vanina Guerrero—the woman who is filing the sexual assault claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Although the claim is against a different employee at the firm, Guerrero’s lawyer still asked Harris to assist in getting their client released from DLA Piper’s mandatory arbitration rules. “I urge you to support Ms. Guerrero and let DLA Piper know that time is up for its draconian policy that disproportionately protects male predators at the expense of women,” wrote Guerrero’s lawyers.
In response to the request for Harris’ support, the communications director for Harris sent a statement that didn’t exactly say Harris would assist, but rather reinforced Harris’ commitment to opposing forced arbitration agreements.