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HRC Responds to Alphonso David Suit, Says There Was No Discrimination

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let go last year after it became known that he had advised then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on response to sexual harassment accusations against Cuomo.

David had been the governor’s in-house counsel before joining HRC. An investigation by New York’s attorney general’s office found at least some of the accusations credible and revealed David’s assistance.

Cuomo subsequently resigned as governor.David filed suit in February in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. “David’s treatment, including his summary termination, differed markedly from how his white predecessor [Chad Griffin] had been treated,” the suit states. “During the tenure of David’s predecessor, HRC had endured repeated, serious, scandals — many of which involved HRC’s mistreatment of Black and other marginalized individuals.

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