Former Cuomo Aide Alphonso David Fired From The Human Rights Campaign
Former Cuomo administration aide Alphonso David was fired Monday night as president of the Human Rights Campaign. It comes after he was identified as one of the former members of then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s inner circle who helped the embattled Democrat fight sexual harassment claims. David was named in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ report investigating the allegations, which ultimately led to Cuomo’s resignation.
Statement from Morgan Cox and Jodie Patterson, Human Rights Campaign and Foundation Board Chairs pic.twitter.com/mxUGEFSstn— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) September 7, 2021
On Twitter, the organization wrote its internal investigation found David “engaged in a number of activities in December 2020, while HRC president, to assist Governor Cuomo’s team in responding to allegations.” The former counsel to the governor was asked to resign, but refused, which led the board to vote to terminate him. In his own tweet, David criticized the move and vowed a legal response.
Please read: Follow-Up Statement from Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign pic.twitter.com/nPyZk1M1de— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) September 6, 2021