NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A statement about sexual harassment from Tennessee House Speaker Kent Williams has brought to light a 2007 incident with another Republican lawmaker.
Williams didn't provide specifics Tuesday when he denied committing sexual harassment.
But the man he beat by one vote to become speaker released a memo that recounts a complaint about Williams.
Rep. Jason Mumpower of Bristol wrote in the memo that Susan Lynn, a Republican House member from Mt. Juliet, reported that she felt harassed by Williams in 2007. The memo said Williams made a comment about seeing her naked and that he later gave her an unwelcome tight embrace.
Lynn didn't return a message seeking comment Tuesday afternoon.
The allegations were made just weeks after Williams took office and angered fellow Republicans by voting for the Democratic candidate for House speaker.
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