In this, the second part of our coverage of the alleged sexual harassment of Republican congressional candidate, Carl DeMaio, we will take a look at DeMaio’s response to Bosnich’s claims and his counter claims against the former staffer.
DeMaio tells a different story, however. In an interview with CNN he says that Bosnich was in hot water himself for plagiarizing a news story and claiming it to be his own work.
“This is an individual that was let go by our campaign manager for plagiarism. A well-documented plagiarism incident of taking a report from the National Journal and passing it off as his own work,” DeMaio said. “He was terminated. He admitted that he plagiarized. He apologized for plagiarizing and when we told him he was no longer welcome in the staff and in the campaign office, even as a volunteer, he left. Days later, he broke in.”
DeMaio claimed the San Diego Police Department is investigating Bosnich for breaking into his campaign headquarters, smashing computers and cutting phone lines just days before the primary.
“It’s unfortunate. He’s clearly troubled. He got caught for the damage that he did to the campaign and now he’s manufacturing in essence a cover story to explain away his actions,” DeMaio said. “It’s unfortunate. It’s untrue. And my hope is that the police department will hold him accountable for his actions against our campaign.”
Apparently, during the interview, DeMaio offered to show CNN reporters documentation that supported the allegations of Bosnich’s misconduct and subsequent criminal break-in. According to the reporters who reviewed the documents, none of them supported either side’s story.
The San Diego Police Department forwarded their investigation to the District Attorney’s office for further review and/or prosecution, but no charges against Bosnich have been issued to date. The Department declined to be interviewed but a spokesperson did state that DeMaio had given them names of two potential former staffers who could have been guilty of the break-in.
Bosnich says that he was interviewed by police, but of course vehemently denies the allegations.
We will continue this article in the next segment, where we will take a look at the efforts of CNN reporters to uncover the truth about both side’s allegations, as well as the complaints that surfaced from DeMaio’s days as a city councilman