The former Auditor General of BC has been found to have sexually harassed and bullied one of his staff while working in the same job at the state of Victoria in Australia.
According to Australian newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald a retired judge tasked by the State Legislature to investigate the complaint has found the woman’s story was credible, and John Doyle’s was not.
She testified that during the incident at Doyle’s home in February of 2014, the financial watchdog ran his hands over her body and breasts while kissing her neck, took her phone, and then pointed to his bed and told her stay.
When she refused, the judge found Doyle then subjected the woman to workplace bullying that included threatening and intimidating behaviour.
The allegations surfaced last August, and in September Doyle resigned during the judge’s investigation.
When he worked in BC, Doyle was an aggresive watchdog, and in 2012 he released a damning report into the Legislature’s $70-million annual budget, which includes MLA expenses.
When he left the BC job, he became involved in a fight with Legislature and his former office over taxpayer-paid expenses, and in March of 2014 launched a civil lawsuit against the province for unpaid benefits and expenses.