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Lawyer for Ellis refutes reports

March 12, 2019 News Extra

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Complaint seeking removal 'just plain false'

Republicans in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives received a formal complaint Tuesday calling for the removal of Rep. Brian Ellis, R-11th, from office, according to news reports. Lawyers representing the Butler Township lawmaker contacted the Eagle Tuesday night to call the complaint “just plain false.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Tuesday evening that a woman accusing Ellis of sexually assaulting her in Harrisburg in 2015 filed a complaint with House leadership.

A written statement provided by the Harrisburg law firm Myers, Brier and Kelly on Ellis' behalf Tuesday night countered the complaint.

“The accuser's latest self-serving repackaging of the 2015 allegations are just plain false,” the firm wrote.

There's more to the story. Read it all in Wednesday's print edition.

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