AUSTIN, Texas -- This week, a top lawyer in the Office of Texas' attorney general has resigned after he posted on Facebook saying the claims of "me too" victims are "pathetic."
The Facebook post has since been deleted, but Lauren McGaughy with The Dallas Morning News took a screenshot of the post by Associate Deputy Attorney General Andrew D. Leonie. In the screenshot, his Facebook post said, "Aren't you also tired of all the pathetic 'me too' victim claims? If every woman is a 'victim', so is every man. If everyone is a victim, no one is. Victim means nothing anymore."
A representative with Attorney General Ken Paxton's office confirmed that the post from 2:40 a.m. on Wednesday was legitimate. Paxton's office gave the following statement in regard to Leonie's resignation on Thursday:
This afternoon, Andrew Leonie resigned his position with the Office of the Attorney General effective immediately. The views he expressed on social media do not reflect our values. The OAG is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment.
The "me too" movement began after multiple woman came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Leonie was a former judge and district attorney who was named associate deputy attorney general in the Office of Special Litigation in February 2015.
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