EXCLUSIVE: Metro leader accused of sexual, racial harassment fired

WASHINGTON — A MetroAccess leader accused of racial and sexual harassment was fired Thursday, according to Metro sources.

MetroAccess Director Omari June was the focus of a 2015 lawsuit against Metro that was settled last year that accused him of harassing a woman who ended up losing her job herself in 2014 after an internal investigation.

The lawsuit accused June of talking about and simulating sex acts and questioning the woman about the color of her skin among other things.

Metro’s Office of Inspector General had opened a new investigation into the complaints earlier this year after new Inspector General Geoffrey Cherrington took over the office. He declined to comment on the outcome of the investigation and whether the investigation had concluded.

He was fired Thursday, Metro sources said.

The MetroAccess paratransit service has had a number of service issues as well, and has faced delays in launching a pilot program to reduce costs.

Metro does not officially comment on personnel matters.

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