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‘No memory’ of bad behavior, Souki says of sex harassment allegations

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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

“I can speak with a clear conscience to this state and the world that it was never my intent to hurt this wahine.”

Joe Souki

Speaking Wednesday after announcing his resignation Tuesday

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

“The incident with Representative Souki involved abuse of (his) positional power in the extreme.”

Rachael Wong

Speaking after her sex harrassment case was settled Wednesday

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Rachael Wong, right, former state Director of Human Services, gave her statement Wednesday after the sexual harassment case she filed against former House Speaker Joe Souki was settled at the Hawaii State Ethics Commission offices.

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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

State Representative and former Speaker of the House Joe Souki issues a public apology through his attorney, Michael Green.