New York City mayor DeBlasio’s chief staff has been accused of sexual harassment – but it’s a lot worse than was thought. The Daily Caller reports:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s former chief of staff, who resigned in 2018 after two women accused him of sexual harassment, had been fired from his previous job because of a sexual harassment investigation, The New York Times revealed Monday.
Former de Blasio staffer Kevin O’Brien’s path from senior adviser at the Democratic Governors Association to de Blasio’s senior staff to a consulting group (which has since fired him) illustrates one thing: none of his high-powered bosses ever passed along the concerning reason why he had been terminated. Instead, they passed him along, including to a position as Democrat de Blasio’s acting chief of staff that paid $220,652 a year, reported The Times.
De Blasio spokesman Eric F. Phillips told The Times the mayor did not know why O’Brien, 36,was fired from the governors association in 2015 until Monday night as a result of reporting by The Times.
“The misconduct in this case literally makes me sick to my stomach,” Mr. de Blasio said at a Jan. 17 news conference after accusations against O’Brien went public, according to The Times.