A top aide to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) resigned Wednesday over revelations he had been involved in a harassment lawsuit and $400,000 settlement while working for the California Department of Justice.
Larry Wallace, a senior adviser in Harris' Sacramento office, stepped down after the Sacramento Bee investigated the 2017 settlement, the newspaper reported.
"We were unaware of this issue and take accusations of harassment extremely seriously," Harris spokeswoman Lily Adams said. "This evening, Mr. Wallace offered his resignation to the senator, and she accepted it."
Adams said the office had been unaware of the complaint, lawsuit and settlement.
Harris was elected California's attorney general in 2010 and served until early 2017, when she entered the U.S. Senate. While the settlement was finalized in May 2017, the lawsuit was filed in December 2016.