Former Gillibrand aide resigned in protest over handling of sex harassment claims


Former Staff
Jun 2007
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), one of the most outspoken advocates of the #MeToo movement who has made fighting sexual misconduct a centerpiece of her presidential campaign, spent last summer pressing legislators to update Congress’ “broken” system of handling sexual harassment.

At the same time, a mid-20s female aide to Gillibrand resigned in protest over the handling of her sexual harassment complaint by Gillibrand‘s office, and criticized the senator for failing to abide by her own public standards.

In July, the female staffer alleged one of Gillibrand’s closest aides — who was a decade her senior and married — repeatedly made unwelcome advances after the senator had told him he would be promoted to a supervisory role over her. She also said the male aide regularly made crude, misogynistic remarks in the office about his female colleagues and potential female hires.

Less than three weeks after reporting the alleged harassment and subsequently claiming that the man retaliated against her for doing so, the woman told chief of staff Jess Fassler that she was resigning because of the office’s handling of the matter. She did not have another job lined up.

Former Gillibrand aide resigned in protest over handling of sex harassment claims

Gillibrand is one of the biggest phonies in politics. She was all over #MeToo. I guess in her case, the emphasis was on the "Me" part.
Too bad Gillibrand is a Republican, she could just say "fake news" and ignore it.

Those without principles can't be accused of being hypocrites.
Jul 2011
LOL - are you forgetting this happens on both sides?

Former Rep. Blake Farenthold, the disgraced Texas Republican who resigned last month in the aftermath of a sexual harassment settlement, has secured his next paid gig – as a government lobbyist. But even though he’s going to be raking in a reported six-figure salary, Farenthold told ABC News that he has no intention of repaying an $84,000 sexual harassment settlement funded by taxpayers.

Disgraced former Rep. Blake Farenthold gets lobbying job, won’t repay $84K settlement

Remember Trent Franks and Pat Meehan and John Conyer?

Here Are the 7 Congressmen Accused of Sexual Misconduct Since #MeToo

And disgraceful when any man does it regardless of party.

Isn't this derailing? why can't you say something is bad because it's bad?

I think that little slush fund these congress scumbags set up to pay off these women should have to release the names.

@Macduff's point is that you people act all holier than thou and like your shit doesn't stink, when it clearly does, you just don't hold your people accountable, you say "look at those wascally wepublicans!"