Sept. 7 (UPI) — Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy group in the United States, said it has fired President Alphonso David following the publication of a report that said he aided former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his response to sexual assault allegations.
The HRC and the HRC Foundation Boards of Directors separately voted to terminate David “for cause, effective immediately,” for violating his contract with the organization, it said Monday in a statement.
The announcement of David’s ousting follows a board-led investigation launched last month into his actions, which were brought to light in an early August report by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
The attorney general’s report, which completed a five-month investigation, found that Cuomo had sexually harassed 11 women, including former and current state employees.