At yesterday’s legislative oversight hearing in Trenton, Katie Brennan who worked on Phil Murphy’s campaign for NJ Governor details how she was ignored after reporting she was raped by another campaign staffer. She accused Phil Murphy’s team of putting politics over a rape victim.
The following is courtesy of NJ.com:
1. She accused Murphy’s team of putting politics over a rape victim.
Brennan all but said Murphy’s team didn’t do anything to punish Alvarez or properly address her allegations until it was politically expedient for the governor.
“I had access to people in the highest positions of power in the State of New Jersey,” she told lawmakers. “At each turn, my pleas for help went unanswered. Somehow, it wasn’t a priority to address my sexual assault … until it impacted them.”
Brennan recalled how she reported the alleged April assault to police and the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. After being shocked to learn in December that no charges would be filed, Brennan said, she reported her claims to Murphy’s transition team before the governor took office. She said she reported it again to Murphy’s administration in March after Murphy was sworn in and then emailed Murphy and his wife, First Lady Tammy Murphy, seeking a meeting in June.
All the while, Alvarez continued to hold his position in the administration.