Michigan lawmaker under fire for comments made to female reporter
LANSING, MI – State Sen. Peter Lucido is facing scrutiny for a comment he allegedly made to Michigan Advance reporter Alison Donahue.
Donahue said Lucido made comments to her in front of a group of students from the all-boy Warren De La Salle High School. She said she was asked to "hang around. You could have fun with these boys, or they could have a lot of fun with you.”
“One minute I’m a reporter, the next I’m a 15-year-old girl,” Donahue said.
The 22-year-old reporter was in Lansing for a comment on a story when she realized she’d be writing a different story.
She said she feels the comments were belittling and came from from a place of power.
Lucido submitted a brief apology on Twitter.
I apologize for the misunderstanding yesterday and for offending Allison Donahue.— Sen. Peter J. Lucido (@SenPeterJLucido) January 15, 2020
Senate colleagues said Lucido would be talking with the majority leader about his comments.
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