Housing Authority meets again upon sexual harrasment accusations

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The South Bend Housing Authority Board of Commissioners met again Thursday.

So far two men, including a South Bend police officer, accused Executive Director Marva Leonard-Dent of sexually harassing them.

They say the harassment happened while they worked at the Housing Authority. Two women have also come forward, claiming they were harassed by fellow employees.

A formal investigation is underway. New board members have been briefed about the situation.

"We have to update our two newest commissioners to the situation that we're dealing with at the South Bend Housing Authority and to make sure that they understand the allegations and trying to move forward,” Rafael Morton.

All four accusers plan to file a joint lawsuit.

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