The Gateway Pundit reported on New York Attorney General Letitia James’s chief of staff’s resignation after allegations of sexual harassment by at least two women.
One of the women accused Ibrahim Khan of “inappropriate touching and unwanted kissing,” according to a report from the New York Times.
After the allegations were made, James hired an independent law firm to investigate. According to the report, at least one of the women was told that her claims about unwanted touching and kissing had been substantiated.
The disgraced chief of staff, Khan, had worked for James for nearly a decade.
James has stayed silent on the matter, refusing to address the allegations. A New York Post reporter confronted James, forcing her to comment.
Confronted by The Post Wednesday, embattled New York Attorney General Letitia James spoke out for the first time about the sexual harassment scandal engulfing her office.
James denied to a Post reporter that she hid sexual harassment complaints against her chief of staff to win re-election — claiming that she was “protecting the rights” of his accusers.
And the powerful AG — under fire for burying the case despite having led the sexual harassment probe that forced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo from office last year — insisted that concealing her investigation of longtime aide Ibrahim Khan was “by no means” tied to her race for a second term in office.
“We’re protecting the rights of individuals and it’s important to understand this was a private investigation, which is separate and apart from the investigation we did into the former governor — which was a governmental investigation and a lawful investigation pursuant to a referral,” James told The Post outside her Brooklyn brownstone Wednesday.
The Post also asked James why she didn’t tell cops about the allegations against Khan, which reportedly include inappropriate touching and unwanted kissing.
“It was a private investigation and it’s important we protect the privacy of the individuals,” she said.
When asked if there was anything she wanted to tell the public about Khan’s alleged conduct and the safety of her employees, James said: “We’re trying to keep it private.”
James doesn’t always value privacy, just ask Nikki Hayley.