An employee inside the office of the Speaker of House says she was the victim of continued harassing behavior by members of the chamber and Madigan’s Chief of Staff. Sherri Garrett says that Tim Mapes, the Chief of Staff and the Executive Director of the Democratic Party, told her not to show off her pink bra when picking up a judge on inauguration day because he knows the girls who work on the second floor like to leave little to the imagination.
Mapes is accused of making other inappropriate comments to and around Garrett and dismissing bad behavior from former State Rep. Ken Dunkin. In a statement released Madigan says that at his direction Mapes has resigned from his positions inside his office and in the Democratic Party.
Madigan says his office previously handled the comments made by Dunkin but were unaware of the alleged complaints made by Garrett.