* Illinois Review has obtained a redacted copy of the resignation letter sent by Dan Rutherford’s accuser to Rutherford’s chief of staff. See it here.
From the letter…
This resignation is based on the conditions that I was forced to work under, and the refusal to provide for a safe work environment. As you know, Kyle, I have referenced the Treasurer’s sexual harassment and political coercion of employees, including me, to you.
In addition, I have objected to turning the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer into a campaign arm of Dan’s bid for governor. You and the Treasurer have forced this issue repeatedly.
Further, as you are aware there are many other names of men in this administration, that have been forwarded to your attorney, who have all felt Dan’s unwanted sexual advances or inappropriate sexual comments. I beg you to please treat these individuals as victims and do not violate their rights as you have mine.
I came into this office with the highest hopes to reform government. It is a shame that senior management did not share that goal.
Keep in mind that these are just allegations and that Rutherford has denied any wrongdoing at all.