This all comes after the Me Too movement brought attention to the lack of options women had to bring forward complaints of sexual harassment in state politics. Quinn is the younger brother of 13th Ward Alderman Marty Quinn.
Vaught said Madigan was confident she could handle the case internally. He appeared alongside Heather Wier Vaught, an attorney for Madigan's personal campaign committee, who said a thorough investigation takes time.
Through the investigation it was found that Quinn engaged in inappropriate conduct and failed to exercise the professional judgment Madigan expects.
"As a result, long-time aide Kevin Quinn is no longer an employee of any of my political committees".
Kevin Quinn, who worked for the speaker for almost 20 years, was terminated after Wier Vaught "conducted numerous interviews" and "reviewed the evidence" in the case, Madigan said Monday.
But, after hearing nothing further, she reached out again to Ald, Quinn in mid-January. Based on the culmination of events, Alderman Marty Quinn and I decided that Kevin should no longer be affiliated with the political organization. He worked for Madigan's political offices for nearly two decades and was previously a state employee. Others said Madigan should step aside as party chairman pending further investigation.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Alaina Hampton says alleged inappropriate texts by Kevin Quinn went on for five months. In one text, he called her "smoking hot".
Text logs shared with the Chicago Tribune show Hampton asked Kevin Quinn several times to stop asking her out and sending suggestive texts, which started in 2016. Quinn also told his brother to cease all communication with Hampton, as she requested.
Hampton also said she knows of other cases. I told her I would make sure he never contacted her again. In a statement Speaker Madigan identified the consultant as Kevin Quinn.
"I had hoped Ms. Hampton would continue to work with me, but I understand her desire to remove herself", Ald.
Hampton feels her harasser was protected as months passed without follow-up.
"Seventy-five texts, repeated texts from a supervisor to a woman who is maybe half his age, the instant reaction I would think is, 'My God, let me get on top of this right away and let's get this done".