WASHINGTON — A draft legal document accusing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of sexual harassment is a forgery, the woman purported to be his accuser told NBC News on Tuesday night.
The woman said that the allegations are false and that she has asked police to investigate.
The apparent smear, which was first reported by the political site Axios, took the form of a fake legal document alleging inappropriate behavior by Schumer toward a former staff member.
Schumer, during an unrelated news conference on Wednesday morning, said his office would pursue “every legal path” against the sender.
“It was a phony allegation, forged, false from start to finish,” said the longtime Democratic senator from New York. He did not answer a question about who he believes may have drafted the document.
The woman, a former staff member, said that the claims in the document are “completely…