George Santos Accused of Sexual Harassment and Ethics Violations by Former Volunteer

George Santos Accused of Sexual Harassment and Ethics Violations by Former Volunteer
Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) looks on as the U.S. House of Representatives convenes for the 118th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 3, 2023. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)
Savannah Hulsey Pointer

Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) is accused of sexual harassment by a potential congressional aide, according to a letter posted to Twitter on Feb. 3.

The letter, sent by former journalist Derek Myers, accused Santos of both sexual misconduct and ethics violations, which allegedly took place during the days Myers worked as a volunteer for the congressman.
"Today, I filed a police report with @CapitolPolice and a complaint with @CongressEthics regarding ethical violations and sexual harassment by Congressman George Santos during my time working in his office," Myers said in a tweet on Feb. 3.

"As stated in the filings, my complaint pertains to violations of House Ethics in which I was an unpaid volunteer performing staff duties with the promise of employment and compensation, only to be released after several days of work without compensation.

"Additionally, my filings detail sexual harassment I endured in the office of the congressman. These matters will hopefully be appropriately addressed by the police and the Ethics Committee respectively, in due time," Myers went on.

The former volunteer said that his claims would "not be litigated on social media", or in the news and asserted that they are serious offenses and the "evidence and facts will speak for themselves."

"This tweet is being made public in light of transparency," Santos's accuser said near the end of his series of posts on Twitter.

In a statement released by the former journalist the day before, Myers outlined his short time working in Santos's office and accused the New York Republican of becoming "paranoid" about a "fabricated criminal charge of wiretapping" from his previous position.

Myers claims Santos was concerned about negative media attention, and referenced the claims that Santos may have misled constituents about his background while running for office.

Santos stepped down from his congressional committee assignments late in January due to accusations of fabricated key details of his past, and defrauded individuals, as The Epoch Times previously reported.
The congressman was accused of falsifying details about his family background, education, and work history, claiming at one time that he obtained "degrees in finance and economics" from Baruch College and New York University and had worked for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs.
Santos has admitted to some "resume embellishments," including that he didn't graduate from Baruch College, and that he didn't graduate from college at all, and said he overstated working for the Wall Street firms.
The congressman is also accused of defrauding a veteran who was attempting to raise money for a surgical procedure for his dog. Santos has denied those fraud claims, tweeting that "the reports that I would let a dog die is [sic] shocking and insane."

The Epoch Times emailed Santos regarding the allegations but—by deadline—had not heard from him.

Savannah Pointer is a politics reporter for The Epoch Times. She can be reached at