Woody Johnson, the Trump administration's ambassador to the United Kingdom, has been cleared of allegations he made insensitive and inappropriate comments during his tenure, including on race, religion, and gender. Fox News first reported
Woody Johnson 74-year-old was appointed by the Trump administration to the post of ambassador to Britain in August 2017.
“All of those allegations were looked at by the highest levels of the State Department,” Johnson said of the allegations during a press conference on June 16. “The Office of Civil Rights conducted an extensive survey and all of the allegations and concluded that none of it was substantiated. None of it.”
This comes after the State Department's inspector general said in August last year that he had asked the relevant State Department office to conduct another review of the allegations based on its findings and take action, a recommendation with which the agency has not agreed.
“Offensive or derogatory comments, based on an individual’s race, color, sex, or religion, can create an offensive working environment and could potentially rise to a violation of EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) laws,” the August 2020 report said.
21 June 2021