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Lawmakers meet in Frankfort on handling harassment claims

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky lawmakers are meeting in Frankfort to talk about how to handle harassment claims.  They say they want to know if an investigation into charges of sexual harassment has been properly handled.

For now, the answers will not be made public.

House and Senate leaders held a special meeting Wednesday to discuss the investigation into charges that Representative John Arnold, a Democrat from Sturgis, harassed three female staffers.

Republicans say they have been kept in the dark about the matter.  But because this is a personnel issue, the lawmakers voted to close the meeting to the public.

That did not sit well with the attorney for two of the alleged victims.

The House Democratic leadership, which has been criticized for its handling of the case, all voted to keep the meeting open.

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