Austrian MP and Party Leader Peter Pilz Accused of Sexual Harassment – Vienna Events

On Saturday, November 4th, 2017, the head of the newly formed political party Liste Pilz was publically accused of sexual harassment. It sparked a second wave of media attention to the #metoo campaign in Austria

Founder of Liste Pilz and former green party member and Peter Pilz is facing allegations of sexual harassment. The Austrian weekly Falter has received multiple accounts – some dating back years – of Pilz having harassed female co-workers, and one attendee of the European Forum Alpbach, over the course of his political career.

After the first accounts went public, Pilz denied the allegations, which led to even more witnesses contacting the media. According to Falter, several of the alleged victims have stated that they would be prepared to give testimony in court. Pilz has…

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