Florida GOP Lawmaker Who Pushed Anti-LGBT Bills Accused Of Sexually Harassing 2 Male Staffers
A Florida state representative known for pushing anti-LGBTQ policies is being accused of sexual harassment in a lawsuit by two male ex-staffers.
On Thursday, the Miami Herald reported on the lawsuit, which said Rep. Fabian Basabe (R-FL), who is married to a woman, made repeated sexual comments and advances towards a male legislative aide and an intern.
The suit, filed by former intern Jacob Cutbirth, former aide Nicolas Frevola, and his mother Janette Frevola, detailed accusations including Basabe nonconsensually slapping the aide’s butt while at an elementary school career day, and groping and trying to kiss a Florida State University graduate student before then going on to hire him as an intern.
According to the lawsuit, Cutbirth first met Basabe and Frevola at a Tallahassee bar in December. Later,