Emma Daly, the director of Human Rights Watch, denounced in The Washington Post that in 1990 while she was writing for the Tico Times in Costa Rica Oscar Arias touched her breasts.
This happened during an interview in the lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel in Managua. Arias was there during the electoral process. She asked him a question he did not answer. He instead exclaimed, “You do not wear a bra” and ran his hand over her breasts.
She did not make a formal complaint at the time because nothing much could be done. At the time this was not something out of the ordinary in Central America, unfortunately.
This was not the way the journalist hoped to be in the news, she stated on Twitter, but she feels it is important to denounce this type of behavior, especially now with the #MeToo movement.
Journalist Nono Antillón, who worked for Arias in communications with the press when he was a presidential candidate, also denounced the politician. He took her hand and put it on his penis, she reports. He also kissed her without her consent.