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  1/30/2013, Shevat 19, 5773

Eshel: "I Was Never Accused of Sexual Harassment"


Natan Eshel, a former Prime Minister's Office official, has argued that he was never accused of sexual harassment, contrary to the public statements of several incoming Knesset Members. Eshel left his position in February of 2012 after fellow staffers accused him of using a female co-worker's computer and displaying a photo of her. The female co-worker did not personally file a complaint against Eshel and did not participate in any of the hearings against him. Another co-worker left his position as well following the incident.
 
Eshel mistakenly sent an email two months ago regarding his possible role in the current Knesset coalition negotiations. That email ended up in the hands of Labor party leader Shelly Yechimovich who posted it to her Facebook page on Sunday.
 
Eshel in his defense wrote to one of his detractors, MK-elect Tamar Zandberg (Meretz Party) that "there is no claim that I harassed anyone, and certainly not sexually, and there is no limitation on my public activities."