By Tywanna Webb
Private investigator and former New York City mayoral candidate, Bo Dietl, has announced that he has created a “MeToo investigation platform.”
The third party platform would allow employees to file sexual harassment and workplace misconduct claims. Dietl says the new platform strives to give employees a safe space to file their claims “without fear of blowback from an employer.”
Some may think this is odd, given that in a 2016 interview with The Daily Beast, Dietl stated “My experience investigating [cases like certain MeToo ones] is 98 percent of these are bullshit.” He later added that the remaining two percent should be punished “to the fullest extent of the law.”
His comments had become public after it was disclosed that his firm was hired by Fox News Channel to investigate claims against Fox News chief, Roger Ailes. Ailes resigned in July 2016 after multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
Dietl is a former NYPD detective and presently operates his own private investigation firm, Beau Dietl Investigations, located in Midtown Manhattan. In 2014, Dietl, a former conservative and Republican party nominee, ran in the Democrat primary for mayor against Bill de Blasio. In 2017, he ran as an independent, earning only one percent of the total votes.