BATON ROUGE - A key member of John Bel Edwards' staff resigned amid an investigation into alleged sexual harassment within the governor's office, according to our partners at WBRZ.

The report says that a number of sexual harassment allegations were being leveled at Deputy Chief of Staff of Programs and Planning Johnny Anderson before his sudden departure Wednesday. The resignation was first reported in a story by

Deputy Chief of Staff of Communications Richard Carbo released the following statement to WBRZ Wednesday night, noting that the governor's office had only just been made aware of the allegations Tuesday.

“We take these allegations very seriously. Upon commencement of the investigative process, Johnny Anderson resigned from the Governor’s Office. The investigation will continue, and we are unable to comment any further," the statement read. "Gov. Edwards has zero tolerance for sexual harassment and it will not be tolerated in this administration.”

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