NAACP Acknowledges 'Sexual Impropriety' Complaint From NC

NAACP Acknowledges 'Sexual Impropriety' Complaint From NC

1:48pm Sep 26, 2019
Jazmyne Childs cries during a news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, as she describes the sexual harassment she says she endured while employed by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, in Raleigh, N.C. She is asking the national NAACP to expel the man whom she identified as the person who assaulted and harassed her. (AP Photo/Martha Waggoner)

The national NAACP says it's looking into a complaint about sexual harassment within the North Carolina chapter of the civil rights group.

In an email Thursday, a spokesman said the Baltimore-based organization began an internal disciplinary process after it received a formal complaint "alleging sexual impropriety" from the North Carolina NAACP on Sept. 11.

A former employee of the North Carolina NAACP said at a news conference on Wednesday that her supervisor sexually harassed her. Jazmyne Childs named the Rev. Curtis Gatewood as the person who harassed her. Gatewood has denied the allegation.

Gatewood is challenging the Rev. Anthony Spearman for president of the state chapter. The election is Oct. 5.

Meanwhile, women from the state chapter are traveling to Baltimore on Thursday to demand Gatewood's expulsion from the NAACP.

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