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Bera Campaign Releases “Allegations” Ad Highlighting Coverage of Scott Jones’ Sexual Harassment Scandal

ELK GROVE, CA – Today, the Bera campaign released ‘Allegations,’ a new ad airing on digital and broadcast throughout the Sacramento market that highlights local news coverage of the sexual harassment scandal trailing Sheriff Scott Jones.

As widely reported throughout Sacramento County, Jones is accused of sexually harassing a twenty-six-year-old female deputy who worked under him, taking advantage of his position as her superior.

Click here to watch Allegations

News coverage noted that the woman testified under oath that Jones harassed her "approximately thirty times," and made unwanted sexual advances that included fondling her under the shirt and below the waist. The Sacramento Bee reported that the woman feared retribution if she spoke out.

“Scott Jones has abused his power and displayed a clear pattern of disrespect towards women,” said Bera spokeswoman Annie Ellison. “No one should have to fear sexual harassment or retaliation, and voters must consider whether they want Jones’ unethical behavior in Congress.”

Click here to learn the facts about Scott Jones’ pattern of disrespect toward women.

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Newscaster:
Shocking accusations this morning against Sacramento County Sheriff

GFX 
“Deputy said sheriff made sexual moves”
Sacramento Bee, 7.14.16

ABC, 7.14.16
(0:01) “Shocking accusations this morning against Sacramento County Sheriff”

“Deputy said sheriff made sexual moves.” Sacramento Bee, 7/14/16

Newscaster:
Scott Jones

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Scott Jones

KFBK, 7.14.16
(0:04) “Scott Jones”

Newscaster:
Scott Jones

GFX
Scott Jones

KFBK, 7.20.16
(0:18) “Scott Jones”

Newscaster:
Allegations of sexual harassment

GFX:
“Sexual Harassment”
ABC 10, 7.15.16

ABC10, 7.15.16
(0:08) “allegations of sexual harassment”
 

Newscaster:
serious sex allegations against Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones

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Scott Jones

KFBK, 7.14.16 
(0:02) “serious sex allegations against Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones”
 

Newscaster:
 unwanted sexual advances

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“Unwanted Sexual Advances”
KCRA, 7.14.16

KCRA, 7.14.16 
(0:05) “unwanted sexual advances”
 

Newscaster:
sexual advances towards a subordinate

GFX:
“Subordinate”
ABC10, 7.14.16

ABC10, 7.14.16 
(0:13) “sexual advances towards a subordinate”
 

Newscaster:
a former female deputy

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Toward Female Deputy
KFBK, 7.14.16

KFBK, 7.14.16
(0:11) “a former female deputy”
 
Newscaster:
approximately thirty instances

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30 Times
ABC 10, 7.15.16

ABC, 7.15.16
(0:27) “approximately thirty instances”
 

Newscaster:
she was 26 years old at the time

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“26 years old”
KFBK, 7.14.16

KFBK, 7.14.16
(0:21) “she was 26 years old at the time”
 

Newscaster:
Jones, a former mentor

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“Former Mentor”
KCRA, 7.14.16

KCRA, 7.14.16
(0:36) “Sheriff Scott Jones, a former mentor…”
 

Newscaster:
 kissing and touching when Jones was her supervisor

GFX:
“Kissing & Touching”
KCRA, 7.15.16

KCRA, 7.15.16
(0:20) “kissing and touching when Jones was her supervisor”
 

Newscaster:
Acting as an unofficial mentor

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“Sexual advances” Sacramento Bee, 7.14.16

KFBK, 7.14.16
(0:35) Acting as an unofficial mentor
 

Newscaster:
Touched her in a sexual way.

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“touched her in a sexual way”
KFBK, 7.14.16

KFBK, 7.14.16
(0:27) “Touched her in a sexual way.”
 

Newscaster:
she did nothing out of fear

GFX:
“She Did Nothing Out of Fear”
KFBK, 7.14.16

KFBK, 7.14.16
(0:29) she did nothing out of fear
 

Newscaster:
Scott Jones has been accused of sexual misconduct

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“30 Inappropriate Encounters”
Sacramento Bee, 7.14.16

KFBK, 7.14.16
(0:04) “Scott Jones has been accused of sexual misconduct” 
 

“Sheriff Scott Jones accused of unwelcome sexual advances toward deputy.” Sacramento Bee, 7/14/16

All told, Olives claimed about 30 inappropriate encounters from 2003 to 2005. She said in the excerpts that Jones rubbed her shoulders and on four occasions put his hands under her shirt. She said that one time, when she asked him to stop, Jones responded by saying “stop being so tempting.”

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