California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is one of the most prominent women behind the #MeToo movement and was featured on the cover of Time magazine’s “Silence Breakers.” While she rose to fame for calling out sexual assaulters, now she is being accused of sexual assault by two separate men.
The first man, Daniel Fierro claimed that after a softball game in Sacramento, Garcia approached him and started groping him all over. She tried to grab his crotch before getting her off of him and leaving. The second man chose to remain anonymous. Politico magazine referred to him as ‘a prominent Sacramento lobbyist.’
According to the lobbyist, she approached him and said “Where are you going?” “She came back and was whispering real close and I could smell the booze and see she was pretty far gone. She looked at me for a second and said, ‘I’ve set a goal for myself to f*ck you,’” said the lobbyist.
Then Garcia “stepped in front of me and reaches out and is grabbing for my crotch,’’ he said. That was “the line in the sand.” “I was four inches from her, eyeball to eyeball — and I said, ‘That ain’t gonna happen,’” said the lobbyist.
Garcia responded to these allegations in a statement. “Every complaint about sexual harassment should be taken seriously and I will participate fully in any investigation that takes place. The details of these claims have never been brought to my attention until today. I can confirm that I did attend the 2014 legislative softball game with a number of members and my staff. I can also say I have zero recollection of engaging in inappropriate behavior and such behavior is inconsistent with my values,” she said.