TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Florida Rep. Ramon Alexander, an outspoken critic of the Stop Woke Act that hopes to end CRT in public schools and participant in protests against the so-called “don’t say gay” law in Florida, is facing the serious accusations of groping and sexually harassing a man who once worked for Florida A&M University.
The former Florida A&M University athletic official, Michael Johnson Jr., filed complaints in February alleging Alexander sent explicit photos and videos of himself, The Tallahassee Democrat reports.
Included in the complaints were allegations that Alexander sexually harassed and intimidated him over personnel issues involving a family member of the representative.
Johnson filed his complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations in February after he was fired from the university in January.
Alexander represents Tallahassee, Florida’s capital city and home to FAMU.
According to Johnson, Alexander threatened his job over the treatment of Alexander’s brother-in-law, track coach Skye Dawson. While Alexander is not affiliated with the University, Johnson said Alexander threatened to use political relationships to have him terminated from the University.
Alexander, a 37-year-old married father of two, refused to answer questions about the allegations. Instead, he responded to an inquiry from the Tallahassee Democrat with a statement Monday afternoon apologizing for his actions.
However, he did not admit to the sexual harassment charges, nor did he comment on what could be an abuse of power if true, instead he admitted to an “adult consensual” relationship with Johnson.
“I am willing to acknowledge that I had a consensual, adult relationship with Mr. Johnson, but at no point was I ever his employer, an employee of FAMU or involved in FAMU personnel decisions,” Alexander said.
The greater public may have been in the dark about these accusations until recently, Alexander made clear he and his wife have been aware of the accusations for months.
“My family and I have been working through this for many months and I am sincerely sorry for my actions.”
“I will make no further comments on this pending legal matter.”
NOT TRUE SAYS JOHNSON
In an interview with the Tallahassee Democrat, Johnson disagreed with Alexander’s characterization and said the two never had a physical relationship.
To prove his point, Johnson provided the Tallahassee Democrat access to a half-dozen sexually explicit texts and photos and a video clip allegedly of Alexander in the midst of a sex act.
Included in the materials, a proposition to have sex on Alexander’s desk at the Capitol.