Greene says he looks forward to clearing up accusations

    Philadelphia Housing Authority Executive Director Carl Greene is speaking out, responding to numerous allegations against him that surfaced weeks ago.  They ranged from serious personal financial troubles to accusations of sexual harassment.

    In a rambling response, Carl Greene defended his record on workplace sexual harassment.  Accusations against the PHA head date back more than a decade – to his days as head of the Detroit Housing Commission.  Most recently, former PHA employee Elizabeth Helm claimed earlier this year that Greene made unwanted and aggressive sexual advances on her.  Greene says that’s not the case.

    “I certainly deny or refute any of the allegations that have been made,” he says.  “And I do know sometimes that people could see things totally different from their point of view, and that’s what the investigative and litigation process is for is to try to resolve the different sides of the case.”

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    Greene contends PHA is a friendly environment to work in for both men and women, and that some of the claims against him have been grossly exaggerated.

    All of the previous lawsuits were either settled or dropped.

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