A former aide to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand resigned last year after accusing top aides to the senator of mishandling a sexual harassment complaint she filed against a colleague. Ms. Gillibrand’s office investigated the claim and kept the worker on staff, but dismissed him last week after Politico presented new details about the allegations to her Senate office.
The allegations stand in contrast to Ms. Gillibrand’s record as an advocate for women’s causes who has battled sexual harassment in the workplace, a message she has made central to her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The staff member’s resignation, first reported Monday by Politico, included a letter she wrote to Ms. Gillibrand and two top aides in August in which she describes frustration over the office’s response to allegations of harassment and intimidation against the co-worker, Abbas Malik, a former special assistant to the New York senator.
She had accused Mr. Malik of making unwelcome advances toward her, as well as inappropriate misogynistic remarks about female colleagues and potential hires, Politico said. The woman was not identified by the news organization and her name was redacted from the letter.
“I felt defeated, not just from the humiliation and pain that the harassment had brought me, but that in attempting to seek appropriate disciplinary actions for my harasser, my experience was devalued. I was devalued,” the aide said in her resignation letter.
The former staff member could not immediately be identified by The New York Times. Mr. Malik, who served primarily as a driver for Ms. Gillibrand, could not immediately be reached for comment. His recent firing followed the emergence of a new allegation, according to a member of Ms. Gillibrand’s staff.
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Ms. Gillibrand’s communications director, Whitney Mitchell Brennan, defended the office’s handling of the complaint. “At every step of the process, immediate action was taken by the office,” she said in a statement Monday. “A full and thorough investigation into the evidence revealed employee misconduct that, while inappropriate, did not meet the standard for sexual harassment.”
She said her office investigated the allegations immediately “and did a professional and thorough investigation that was taken very seriously from the beginning.”
Asked why her office did not interview two former staff members whom the woman suggested they contact, Ms. Gillibrand said that the allegations those former employees knew about — involving inappropriate comments — had already been corroborated.
Taking an unyielding stand against sexual misconduct has been central to Ms. Gillibrand’s political profile since late 2017, when she was the first Democratic senator to call for the resignation of Senator Al Franken of Minnesota following allegations that eventually led to him stepping down.
Tracy Sefl, a Democratic strategist, said that because Ms. Gillibrand has taken up the cause of sexual harassment, she should respond to the allegations by discussing them publicly.
“It’s an opportunity for her to talk about these issues and their complexity,” said Ms. Sefl, a former senior adviser to the super PAC Ready for Hillary. “And the fact that a lot of people get it wrong. How do you make it right? I’d like to hear from her about that.”
The allegations from the former aide included claims that Mr. Malik called a woman fat, called someone ugly, rated women’s appearances and said that a woman working at the Senate as an intern was “into him.”
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Mr. Malik had served two tours in Iraq and was at one point assigned a title related to military affairs, but his primary responsibility remained as a driver.
The former aide initially indicated she thought the investigation was fair, but she later complained in her letter that she felt retaliated against for making the complaint.
One senior staff member commented to her that Mr. Malik could have been fired for “a number of reasons but isn’t going to. So he should consider himself lucky,” the letter said. The woman then said she was “deeply confused and saddened by this.”
An aide to Ms. Gillibrand, who asked not to be identified to discuss internal matters, said an investigation into the staffer’s complaint was initiated within 42 minutes after she filed it in July. Seven staff members were subsequently interviewed.
After the investigation confirmed unprofessional behavior, the office rescinded Mr. Malik’s promotion and warned him that any additional misbehavior would result in his firing.
He was fired recently, after Politico began working on its article, when new information emerged.B:
【贺】【羽】【哲】【失】【笑】，【难】【得】【见】【他】【如】【此】【放】【松】。 “【我】【很】【期】【待】。” “【我】【也】【是】，【超】【级】【期】【待】。”【超】【级】【期】【待】，【你】【能】【看】【到】【它】，【看】【到】，【电】【影】【里】【的】【我】…… 【相】【比】【较】【青】【稞】【平】【常】【各】【种】【藏】【着】【尚】【承】【渊】，【尚】【诗】【儿】【就】【很】【放】【得】【开】【了】，【不】【过】【不】【一】【样】【的】【是】，【贺】【羽】【哲】【想】【藏】【着】【尚】【诗】【儿】。 【这】【当】【然】【也】【是】【为】【了】【尚】【诗】【儿】【好】，【往】【后】【尚】【诗】【儿】【会】【以】【演】【员】【的】【身】【份】【成】【为】【公】【众】【人】【物】，【私】
【百】【水】【水】【立】【刻】【伸】【出】【手】，“【阵】【法】—【格】【挡】。” 【格】【挡】【住】【了】【那】【个】【妖】【怪】【之】【后】，【百】【水】【水】【看】【到】【那】【个】【妖】【怪】【处】【于】【邪】【化】【的】【状】【态】，【它】【的】【身】【上】【散】【发】【着】【阴】【暗】【的】【气】【息】，【双】【眼】【通】【红】。 【这】【是】【一】【邪】【化】【后】【的】【狼】【妖】。 【青】【阑】【看】【到】【这】【个】【妖】【怪】【的】【时】【候】【不】【禁】【感】【慨】，“【它】【倒】【是】【挺】【帅】【气】。” 【百】【水】【水】【听】【到】【青】【阑】【的】【话】【后】【有】【些】【无】【语】，“【谁】【让】【你】【夸】【赞】【他】【了】？” “【阵】【法】—十二生肖开奖结果90期“【你】【行】【不】【行】【啊】，【真】【不】【用】【帮】【忙】？” 【在】【医】【院】【得】【到】【了】【已】【经】【康】【复】【的】【结】【果】，【凤】【羽】【就】【搬】【回】【了】【之】【前】【住】【了】【没】【几】【天】【的】【房】【子】【之】【中】。 【而】【榆】【锋】【此】【刻】【看】【着】【她】【自】【己】【来】【回】【走】【着】【收】【拾】【东】【西】，【总】【觉】【得】【还】【是】【有】【些】【担】【心】。 “【不】【用】，【我】【都】【说】【没】【事】【了】，【这】【段】【时】【间】【谢】【谢】【你】，【我】【知】【道】【这】【一】【切】【都】【是】【你】【给】【安】【排】【的】，【谢】【谢】！” 【将】【东】【西】【放】【好】，【凤】【羽】【抬】【眼】【看】【着】【榆】【锋】，【如】
【她】【让】【奶】【糖】【去】【散】【播】【消】【息】，【就】【说】【谢】【天】【找】【到】【了】【珈】【蓝】【的】【宝】【库】，【盗】【走】【的】【顶】【级】【道】【具】【里】【有】【一】【件】【是】“【慈】【悲】【泪】”。 【那】【是】【佛】【界】【大】【能】【怜】【悯】【世】【人】【落】【下】【的】【一】【滴】【眼】【泪】。 【功】【效】，【大】【概】【是】【加】【强】【无】【数】【倍】【的】【净】【瓶】【甘】【露】【吧】，【疗】【伤】【效】【果】【一】【级】【棒】。 【这】【个】【消】【息】【一】【传】【出】【去】，【首】【座】【以】【下】【都】【容】【易】【上】【钩】。 【尤】【其】【是】12【区】【那】【些】【不】【老】【实】【的】【家】【伙】。 【经】【过】【奶】【糖】【甄】【别】，【兰】
【恐】【怖】【的】【杀】【意】，【瞬】【间】【遍】【布】【整】【个】【空】【间】，【那】【种】【肃】【杀】，【让】【人】【骨】【子】【里】【都】【发】【冷】。 【蛇】【尾】【甩】【动】，【一】【个】【漂】【亮】【的】【甩】【尾】，【水】【天】【宗】【的】【斗】【王】【瞬】【间】【不】【见】【人】【影】。 【嘶】！ 【所】【有】【人】【都】【倒】【吸】【一】【口】【冷】【气】，【造】【化】【门】【的】【斗】【王】【二】【话】【不】【说】，【掉】【头】【就】【跑】，【然】【而】【来】【不】【及】【了】。 【一】【道】【紫】【色】【光】【芒】【闪】【烁】，【那】【斗】【王】【倒】【飞】【而】【出】，【不】【知】【道】【撞】【碎】【了】【多】【少】【大】【鼎】。【鼎】【内】【的】【丹】【药】【散】【发】【出】【浓】【烈】
“【噗】……” 【还】【发】【散】【着】【人】【体】【温】【的】【被】【褥】【轻】【轻】【的】【被】【放】【置】【在】【床】【铺】【上】，【与】【床】【铺】【上】【那】【整】【理】【的】【一】【丝】【褶】【皱】【都】【没】【有】【的】【床】【单】【一】【起】，【构】【建】【出】【了】【一】【个】【干】【净】【整】【洁】【的】【床】【铺】。 “【呼】……” 【看】【了】【看】【这】【整】【齐】【的】【几】【乎】【一】【丝】【不】【苟】【的】【床】【铺】，【千】【叶】【轻】【轻】【的】【舒】【了】【口】【气】，【轻】【轻】【的】【站】【直】【了】【身】【子】。 “【唧】【唧】……【唧】【唧】……” 【从】【窗】【外】【照】【射】【而】【入】【的】【晨】【光】【之】【中】，【几】【声】