After Cuomo’s sexual harassment firestorm our partners at the Advocate are reporting that the Human Rights Campaign has fired Alfonso David who had been the organization’s president since 2019 and was being widely criticized for helping former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo respond to sexual harassment accusations. David released a statement Sunday night saying he had been asked to resign even though an investigation of the Cuomo matter found no wrongdoing on his part. The chairs disputed this in an email leaked to the media on Monday morning and David responded with another statement defending his position he has now responded to his firing by saying, “Expect legal challenge.” Cox and Patterson said his Sunday night statement contained “significant untruths” and that the Sidley Austin investigation found that his work (sexual harassment cover-up efforts) for Cuomo violated HRC’s policy on conflict of interest. Sources told the New York Times the decision to fire David was unanimous except for two abstentions from members of the foundation board. Big news. Expect a legal challenge. In other words, he’s not going quietly. And that just confirms he does not have HRC or the LGBTQ community’s best interest in mind. What is further appalling is that he is a former Civil Rights attorney.
See the New York Times article here:
His Wikipedia page has already been updated to indicate him as the FORMER President of HRC: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonso_David
Alphonso David (born 1970) is an American lawyer, LGBT civil rights activist, and former president of the Human Rights Campaign. In August 2019, he became the president of the Human Rights Campaign. He was the first civil rights lawyer and first person of color to serve as president of the organization, but was fired from his role as president on September 6, 2021 after it was revealed that he advised former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo when he was accused of sexually assaulting women.
Damn – that was fast.
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