NY Attorney General top aide faces sexual harassment allegations

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ALBANY, NY (WENY) — Following allegations of sexual misconduct, New York Attorney General Letitia James top aide Ibrahim Khan has resigned and faces an investigation.

The former aide to the Attorney General’s office who filed the complaint told the New York Times last Wednesday that Khan forcibly kissed her.

According to a document sent to WENY, the Office of the Attorney General took disciplinary action and placed Khan under restrictions within 24 hours of the complaint. The office then engaged in an investigation with an outside law firm on Oct. 4, 2022. The investigation was confirmed to move forward by the law firm on Oct. 17.

James wrote in an official statement that her office treated this matter aggressively and she thanks the women who came forward.

“I want to thank the women who cam forward and I want to assure them that they were heard and that I believe them.”

Some advocate groups and lawmakers said they feel the Attorney General’s efforts were fair.

“I think the Attorney General handled the allegations as appropriately as we would want any workplace to handle them,” said Erica Vladimer, Co-Founder of the Sexual Harassment Working Group.

Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie said he does not currently have any major concerns about the Attorney General’s investigation into these allegations but that this should be a constant learning experience.

“I think anytime we have to deal with another issue of sexual harassment, it just shows we still have work to do in the state, particularly in protecting women,” he said.


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