RESIGNATION: Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je promised he would open an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by a Taipei City Government consultant
Date: Nov 05, 2019
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday confirmed that Taipei City Government consultant LiuChia-jen (劉嘉仁), who has been accused of sexually harassing Taipei City Government deputy spokeswoman Huang Ching-ying, has resigned from his post.
A local Chinese-language newspaper on Thursday reported that Taipei Research, Development and Evaluation Commission chairman Yu Chia-che (余家哲) told Ko in a meeting that Liu allegedly sexually harassed Huang.
The newspaper reported that Liu allegedly asked Huang to go to his office to discuss work-related issues. The meeting was held behind closed doors, causing Huang to feel insecure.
Liu also allegedly sent Huang several text messages using the Line messaging app.