Toohil, Other Accuser Say House Found Claims ‘Credible’ Despite Miccarelli Claims
According to the Patriot News Miccarelli’s lawyer Joseph Podraza Jr. said that the House’s investigation found the allegations false.
“It’s false. We’ll weigh in just like that. It’s false. There was no such determination along that line. Whoever you were hearing that from is false,” Podraza said.
Podraza also said that the report has a confidentiality clause that would not allow him to speak further about it.
Terry Mutchler, Toohil’s attorney, said he is wrong on both points.
“They are putting out inaccurate information by suggesting there’s a confidentiality agreement and by suggesting that the report did not, in fact, state flatly that both of our clients are credible,” Mutchler said.
“I honestly don’t know how someone operating in good faith could assert so strongly falsehoods about this report.”
Mutchler released a redacted version of the report from the state House.
“Representative Toohil alleged that Representative Micarrelli [sic]was verbally and physically abusive, including kicking, pinching and verbally berating her for talking. Additionally, she recounted an incident that involved holding her against a wall of her Capitol Office by her neck. Investigative Counsel found Representative Toohil’s statements to be credible. Additionally, through the investigation, Rep. Toohil’s statements were corroborated by sources who were contemporaneously aware of the alleged incidents. Those sources deemed the information Representative Toohil shared to be credible, and Investigative Counsel found those sources and their recitation of events to be credible as well,” the report reads.
You can read the report below obtained by the Patriot News below.