Former Mariner Boone causes stir with harassment remarks

(AP) - Former Seattle Mariners second baseman Bret Boone caused a stir on social media by making light of sexual harassment in a message to a reporter.

  

Seattlepi.com reporter Stephen Cohen wrote Wednesday that after he tweeted about his disappointment in the allegations against radio host Garrison Keillor, Boone sent him a direct message on Twitter. Boone wrote that he got sexually harassed "twice today," when "the Starbucks girl" smiled at him and when a woman at a drug store flirted with him.

  

Boone further joked that he was getting a lawyer and that the behavior was unacceptable.

  

Cohen responded to ask why Boone reached out to him to make light of sexual harassment. Boone wrote that it was a joke, that he was tired of people being offended and that the reporter should go back to his politically correct world.

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11/29/2017 3:25:00 PM (GMT -8:00)

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