House Rep. Brian Stout

State Rep. Brian Stout is facing calls to resign after a Columbia County Circuit Court judge upheld a restraining order by a woman who says Stout sexually abused and threatened her prior to being elected in 2022.

A Columbia County Circuit Court judge upheld a five-year protective order against a state representative on Monday, May 8, after a former campaign worker alleged multiple instances of sexual abuse and threats to keep silent.

After the woman initially applied for the restraining order in November 2022, Rep. Brian Stout, a Columbia City Republican representing House District 31, denied the accusations and moved to have the case dismissed.

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