After a lawsuit uncovered extremely lewd behavior toward male employees, a senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement official has resigned following allegations of lewd behavior against several subordinates.
ICE Chief of Staff Suzanne Barr resigned in a letter, which was sent to ICE director John Morton. She denied the charges against her as "baseless", but she did not want to distract attention from the agency's mission.
"In recent weeks, I have been accused by unsubstantiated allegations aimed at destroying my reputation, but of greater concern however, is the threat that these complaints will hurt the reputation of the agency and the men and women, who proudly serve their country to encourage the ICE mission," Barr wrote.
"As such, I think it is for me to take all necessary measures to prevent further damage to the agency and to prevent this distraction from our critical work. Therefore, it is with great regret that I submit my resignation as Chief of Staff of Immigration and Customs Enforcement," the letter states.
In the affidavits, one of the ICE employees said that in October 2009, while in a discussion about Halloween plans, the individual saw Barr walk up to an ICE employee and say: "You're a sexy ****."
"Then she looked at his crotch and asked, 'how long does it anyway?'" according to the affidavit.
The statement continues: "During this encounter, Suzanne Barr approached me and offered to perform oral sex.”