Emails: NAACP leader chided women who made harassment claim

MARTHA WAGGONER Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NAACP's national president chastised women who recently went public with a sexual harassment claim and he was reluctant to swiftly deal with the accusations against a former North Carolina officer, according to emails and recordings obtained by The Associated Press. The emails also indicate that he knew about the complaint two years before he says he did. NAACP President Derrick Johnson spoke in October at the state convention of the North Carolina conference, which was roiling because less than two weeks earlier, a former employee had held a news conference where she accused her supervisor of sexual harassment. With no news reporters present, he urged members not to further air the accusations in public, according to recordin
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