DENVER (AP) — A third woman says she has filed a formal sexual harassment complaint against a Colorado state lawmaker.

Ex-legislative aide Cassie Tanner alleges Democratic Rep. Steve Lebsock unbuttoned her blouse at a bar in 2015. She said Wednesday she didn’t file a formal complaint with legislative leaders earlier because she wasn’t sure which year the alleged incident happened.

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Rep. Steve Lebsock (D)
Thornton (credit: CBS)

Lebsock denied the allegation Wednesday.

He also has denied any wrongdoing in connection with formal sexual harassment complaints filed by Democratic Rep. Faith Winter and Holly Tarry, a former lobbyist.

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Rep. Faith Winter (credit: CBS)

Confidentiality rules prevent legislative leaders from confirming the existence of complaints.

Lebsock, a candidate for state treasurer, has been removed as chair of the House Local Government Committee pending the investigations.

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