The U.S. Secret Service has placed a supervisor on administrative leave and suspended his security clearance, the agency confirmed late Wednesday night, as a report surfaced of an assault claim against the supervisor.
“The Secret Service is an agency that demands that our employees conduct themselves with the highest level of integrity,” Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy said in a statement.
“These allegations as reported are very disturbing. Any threats or violence that endangers our employees in the workplace is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”
Clancy’s statement came as the Washington Post reported that a female employee accused the supervisor, a manager in the security clearance division, of making unwanted sexual advances and grabbing her after hours at the office after a work-related gathering at a restaurant/bar.
The supervisor told the employee that he was in love with her and wanted to have sex with her, the Post reported she told law enforcement.
Later, he tried to kiss her and grabbed her but relented when she fought him off, according to the Post.
The incident was first reported April 2. Clancy sent the case to the Office of Professional Responsibility, which sent it to the Office of the Inspector General for investigation.