A photo emerged of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti posing next to one of his top advisers in 2017 giving a thumbs up while that advisor had his hand near another man’s crotch. The photo raises new questions about Garcetti’s claim that he had no knowledge of inappropriate conduct by the adviser.
The adviser, former Deputy Chief of Staff Rick Jacobs, was accused of sexual misconduct by journalist Yashar Ali, who said that Jacobs used to “forcibly kiss me when I worked in politics.”
Garcetti, a Democrat, has recently worked for Joe Biden’s vice presidential search committee and has been floated as a potential cabinet pick in a Biden administration.
“The picture, obtained this week by The Times, shows Jacobs placing his hand near the crotch of a civic activist as the two posed for a group photo at the U.S. Conference of Mayors convention in June 2017. Garcetti stands next to the two men, smiling and giving a double