State Representative Calvin Smyre who lead the efforts to help authorize and fund efforts to erect the MLK Jr. statue.

A prominent Georgia State Representative is being accused of sexual assault by a news analyst.

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First reported by WRLB – TV, Jehmu Green, a Fox News analyst, that the alleged incident occurred in Chicago in 1996. Green came forth with her allegations on her Twitter page this past Friday.

The post states that DNC officers told her to “stay quiet or risk never working for Democrats again.” Green’s post also states that “Democrats need to figure out how we will purge the sexual predators and harassers out of our party.”

Jehmu Green’s Twitter post of alleged sexual assault from Smyre.

State House Representative Calvin Smyre (D – Columbus) released the following statement about the allegations:

“I have recently been made aware of a troubling accusation of sexual misconduct by touching. In an alleged 1996 incident, Jehmu Greene accuses me of touching her inappropriately in an elevator after a night of drinking during the 1996 Democratic Convention. I have not consumed any alcohol of any kind since 1993 and I know I am not the person who inappropriately touched her. I do not doubt the sincerity of her recollection or the legitimacy of her pain. Any accusation of sexual harassment, assault or predatory behavior should always be viewed as a serious matter, and anyone in a position of power has the superior obligation to ensure the victim is not revictimized. However, I do plan on defending myself against these false charges. My legislative record reflects my strong support against sexual assault and for issues facing women in our society.”

Smyre is recently known for his work at obtaining funding and plans to help build the Martin Luther King Jr. statue erected on the State Capitol grounds back in late August.

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Jeremy Spencer is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden  and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus will be local news, statewide education issues, and political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as a education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns.

Jeremy grew up in rural Southern Georgia and he has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, and a state education official.  Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. He and his wife have lived in Camden County for 16 years and they have two teenage children. Jeremy and his family attend Christ Church Camden in Kingsland, GA.

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