GOP Email Sheds Light on Acosta Allegations


As we covered yesterday, 38th Assembly District candidate and Santa Clarita Councilmember Dante Acosta has been accused of sexual harassment by a Republican campaign staffer.  What follows is a brief email exchange between Acosta’s accuser and then-staffer for the late State Senator Sharon Runner, Vanessa Wilk. These emails also cc’d Assemblyman Scott Wilk and Congressman Steve Knight.

This email came in the days prior to the June primary election, in which Acosta (R-Santa Clarita) would end up finishing 2nd and advancing onto the general election against Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita). All parties to these emails have been contacted for comment, and all have either declined or have not responded. Portions of these emails have been redacted.

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