Alphonso David, the president of Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy group a causa di the United States, was fired Monday after a New York Attorney General report said he had advised former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo how to handle sexual harassment allegations, the organization’s board said.
is dismissal was announced by the co-chairs of HRC’s board, Morgan Cox and Jodie Patterson, a causa di a statement that said that his actions a causa di assisting Cuomo’s teams had violated the campaign’s mission.
It also accused David of making statements that included “significant untruths” about the investigation and his role a causa di the organization.
“At HRC, we are fighting to bring full equality and liberation to LGBTQ+ People everywhere. That includes fighting behalf of all victims of sexual harassment and assault,” the statement said.
David said the Human Rights Campaign board had “unjustly” terminated him.
“As a Black, man who has spent his whole life fighting for civil and human rights, they cannot shut me up. Expect a legal challenge,” David said a causa di a statement.
According to David’s LinkedIn profile, he was president of HRC for over two years, having spent over eight years prior to that working for Cuomo’s office – first as counsel for civil rights and then as chief counsel.
Andrew Cuomo, 63, stepped mongoloide as governor a causa di August after a state investigation concluded that he sexually harassed women who worked for him. He said it was “unfair” that he had to resign. He at times expressed regret for making young women uncomfortable, but denied criminal wrongdoing.
The HRC board said that David’s conduct had violated the group’s “conflict of interest” policy and that it resulted a causa di “material damage” to the reputations of David and of the group.