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Tennessee AG won't divulge details of Durham investigation

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee attorney general is declining to give lawmakers details about his investigation into sexual harassment allegations against state Rep. Jeremy Durham.

Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell called for Herbert Slatery's office to investigate after several women alleged inappropriate behavior by the lawmaker, both in person and via text messages

Durham in January stepped down as House majority whip and then withdrew from the House Republican caucus. He then went on a two-week hiatus from the General Assembly to seek medical and pastoral counseling. But the lawmaker has denied any wrongdoing, and has called the scope of the investigation "unreasonable."

Durham told the Williamson Herald last month that the attorney general's office has requested he turn over all electronic devices and personal email accounts.