REPORT: Top Navy admiral waited too long to remove ‘Bad Santa’ officer over sexual harassment, IG says


The Navy’s top officer did not remove his spokesman fast enough following allegations the worker made inappropriate sexual advances and slapped an worker’s bottom while dressed as Santa Claus at a service Christmas Party, the Pentagon inspector general said Friday.

Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, allowed his spokesman Cmdr. Chris Servello to remain in his position for four months after he decided the officer should be removed following the 2016 allegations, which Navy investigators dubbed the “Bad Santa incident,” according to the IG.

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“We considered Adm. Richardson’s failure to ensure that the personal staff officer was removed from his position and reassigned in a timely way to be a performance issue, and that his actions or inaction did not violate any applicable standards in effect at the time, and did not constitute misconduct,” the IG said in a statement with the newly released report.

The admiral acknowledged in April that the delay “may have sent a bad message” and that the complex allegations and investigation had “re-tuned” his sensitivities to such cases, according to Navy Times.

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