Report: HSUS President Subject Of Multiple Sexual Harassment Complaints

Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, has been the subject of three complaints of sexual harassment, according to a report by the Washington Post this week. An investigation conducted by an independent law firm hired by HSUS also found the organization offered settlements to three other workers who claimed they were demoted after reporting inappropriate behavior by Pacelle. Complaints against Pacelle ranged from consensual relationships gone sour to unwanted advances.

Pacelle denied the allegations and told the Post “this is a coordinated attempt to attack me and the organization.”

Pacelle has been an outspoken proponent of federal legislation to create an independent drug-testing authority and eliminate raceday medications. In 2016, HSUS launched the HSUS National Horse Racing Advisory Council, comprised in part of several racing industry stakeholders in addition to the Breeders’ Cup and the Jockey Club.

The Jockey Club had no comment on the allegations against Pacelle.

Read more at the Washington Post

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