A top aide to Sen. Chuck Schumer quit his job last year amid allegations of inappropriate sexual encounters with colleagues, it was reported Friday.
Matt House, who was Schumer’s communications director for 5 1/2 years, left his job in November.
House was asked to leave his job, a source close to Schumer told the Daily News. But the source was unable to give the reason for the request.
A report late Friday in the Huffington Post said House had “inappropriate encounters” with junior staffers.
House seemed to confirm the encounters in a statement.
“I deeply regret the mistakes I made on the number of occasions when I had too much to drink, and I apologize to anyone who was affected by my behavior,” House told HuffPo.
“I have always respected all of my colleagues and I was horrified to learn that I made anyone feel uncomfortable,” the statement said. “In the past three months, I’ve stopped drinking and I’ve committed to making myself a better colleague and person.”
House’s LinkedIn page says he was Schumer’s communications director from June 2013 to November 2018. He’s also held various Democratic party communications jobs, including as spokesman for a former congressman from New Hampshire.
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