The New Mexico governor who was accused of grabbing her male ex-staffer’s crotch has defended her decision to settle the case for $62,500 by saying that the pandemic had demanded her attention.
In her first in-person comments concerning the settlement on Friday, Michelle Lujan Grisham said: ‘I was focused on the pandemic, and I’ll stand by that decision every minute of every day.’
Lujan Grisham’s gubernatorial campaign made five payments of $12,500 from November through March to an Atlanta-based law firm representing James Hallinan.
Asked whether there have been any other financial settlements and nondisclosure agreements of a similar nature, the governor said no.
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Source: Daily Mail