The head of the country’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group defiantly tweeted Sunday that he will not resign over his role in ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s attempts at damage control amid a sexual harassment scandal.
Alphonso David — who took over the Human Rights Campaign after serving as Cuomo’s chief counsel from 2015 to 2019 — claimed in his statement that he had been asked to step down even after an independent review found “no indication of wrongdoing.”
“The board co-chairs have now asked me to consider resigning, not because of any wrongdoing, but because they feel the incident has been a ‘distraction’ for the organization,” David wrote in his tweet, adding that he had been asked to “resolve the matter quietly during this holiday weekend.
“I have the support of too many of our employees, board members and stakeholders to walk away quietly into the night,” he said. “I am not resigning.”