Michigan lawmaker under fire for comments made to female reporter

Michigan lawmaker under fire for comments made to female reporter
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.”

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“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.

Senate colleagues said Lucido would be talking with the majority leader about his comments.


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