Sen. Warren: Former colleague chased me around his desk

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks in a park in Berryville, Va., Monday, July 24, 2017. Sen. Warren is joining the growing chorus of women talking about their experiences with sexual harassment in the wake of allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks in a park in Berryville, Va., Monday, July 24, 2017. Sen. Warren is joining the growing chorus of women talking about their experiences with sexual harassment in the wake of allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is joining the growing chorus of women talking about their experiences with sexual harassment in the wake of allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The Massachusetts Democrat shared a story from when she was a "baby law professor" during a videotaped interview session with three other female senators that aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press."

Warren says a senior faculty member had asked her to stop by his office one day. When she did, he slammed the door and "lunged" for her. He then chased her around a desk, trying to get his hands on her.

She says she managed to flee and told only her best friend about it.

Warren says speaking out is a way to show solidarity and say it isn't the victim's fault.

 

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