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Rev. Jesse Jackson accused of sexually harassing journalist

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Posted at 7:55 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 19:55:19-05

A journalist accused the Rev. Jesse Jackson of sexually harassing her during a photo-op.

In an article posted Monday at The Root, Danielle Young wrote that Jackson, a civil rights icon, delivered the keynote address at a meeting for a "very popular media company" where she used to work.

Afterward, she said the attendees lined up for one-on-one photos.

Young said that's when Jackson looked her up and down, grabbed her thigh and squeezed, saying "I like all of that right there!"

The photos, she said, show how uncomfortable she felt. Young said a former coworker recalled Jackson "being inappropriate with all the women."

She spoke up because she felt her silence "gave Jackson permission to continue grabbing at the next pair of thick thighs he liked."

Read Young's entire account and see the photos at The Root.