Allegations of racist and sexist comments by former Trump official 'unsubstantiated,' State Department concludes

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The State Department's Office of Civil Rights determined that allegations of inappropriate comments regarding race, sex, and religion by former Trump official and New York Jets owner Woody Johnson were "unsubstantiated."

Johnson, former President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, was accused of making the remarks to his staff at the U.S. Embassy in London last year.

"There were three categories of allegations: race, sex, and religion," the State Department correspondence stated, according to Fox News. "After careful review of the evidence S/OCR concluded that the allegations against Ambassador Robert Johnson were unsubstantiated workplace harassment and, therefore, not a violation of [harassment policies]."

Johnson has maintained his innocence since the report last year from the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General, which said his staff claimed he "sometimes made inappropriate or insensitive comments on topics generally considered Equal Employment Opportunity-sensitive, such as religion, sex, or color."

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“I have followed the ethical rules and requirements of my office at all times,” Johnson tweeted in July. “These false claims of insensitive remarks about race and gender are totally inconsistent with my longstanding record and values.”

Johnson spoke to reporters for the first time since returning to the New York Jets and leaving government office, insisting on his innocence.

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"The Office of Civil Rights conducted an extensive survey and all of the allegations and concluded that none of it was substantiated,” Johnson said. “None of it.”

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