CBS News’ Jeff Pegues confirms that the former top personnel officer at the Federal Emergency Management Agency is being investigated for widespread sexual harassment. Corey Coleman is alleged to have hired college friends and women he encountered on online dating sites, and then, he is accused of transferring some of those women into departments where his friends worked, so that his friends could have sex with them.
The Washington Post first reported the details of the internal investigation. FEMA Administrator Brock Long called allegations against FEMA’s former chief of personnel are “deeply disturbing,” and he said in a statement that he had “no choice” but to request further investigation by the DHS Office of the Inspector General.
“These allegations are deeply disturbing and harassment of any kind will not be tolerated at FEMA,” Long said in the statement.
This is a developing story and will be updated.