SANTA-FE, NM (KRQE) – Lobbyist urges state senator to resign, accusing him of sexual harassment. She accuses Democratic Sen. Daniel Ivy-Soto of using her chosen position to force herself to her and other women. Ivy Soto denies these claims.
In a four-page letter to Senator Daniel Ivy-Soto, lobbyist Mariano Ana asks him to resign. KRQE News 13 received a letter through Anaya’s lawyer, but she did too posted this on her Twitter page.
She says she is sick of Ive Soto’s behavior, accusing him of sexual harassment since 2015, partly saying: for my buttocks.
Anaya then writes as a lobbyist as she was supposed to work with Ivy Soto at the last legislative session on the voting rights bill. She accuses the senator of “drinking throughout their conversation” in his office. Also in the letter it was stated that “if you poured a bottle of wine into my glass and I said it was too much and then insistently told me to drink it”.
Anaya also accused Ivy Soto of sexualizing conversations, yelling at her and sexually harassing other women.
The senator, who has been representing Albuquerque since 2013, told News 13 on Tuesday night by phone that he was “confused and confused”, saying it was just not him and he was horrified by the allegations. He says he broke a bottle of wine with Ana in his office last month during a session, but never made her drink.
She says the bills were discussed and even her accusation that he pinched her buttocks. He says he doesn’t even remember the reception from years ago, but says he strongly apologized if it was her experience, but assured her it wasn’t him. He says he has never made sexual comments.
Ana’s lawyer says Ana will file a formal written complaint to the director of the Legislative Council Service. Ivy Soto says he is looking forward to the proper process.