Partner Alice Jump Quoted by ‘Commercial Observer’ on Sexual Harassment Investigation of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Aides

Yesterday, RPJ Partner Alice Jump was quoted in Commercial Observer’s article entitled “New York Gov. Cuomo’s Crisis Cronies Won’t Be Easy to Dislodge, Either.”

The piece discusses the network of advisors and other state officials who buried allegations of sexual harassment against Governor Andrew Cuomo, as revealed in a recent investigation led by Attorney General Letitia James. These advisors worked throughout various state agencies and the boards of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Notably, the secretary to the governor leaked confidential personnel files of former aide Lindsey Boylan to discredit her case against Governor Cuomo.

The report concluded that the governor violated state and federal sexual harassment laws. Officials are now calling not only for Cuomo to resign but his advisors as well.

Alice notes, “If individuals are actively conspiring with a harasser to effectuate harassment or retaliation, or if individuals are intentionally releasing defamatory or discriminatory information, they could be liable under discrimination law.”

To learn more, read the full article on Commercial Observer here.