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Chairwoman of Time’s Up resigns over backlash for helping advise Cuomo on sexual harassment allegations


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New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City.

A leader of the Time's Up organization resigned Monday over backlash for helping advise New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration about the sexual harassment allegations made against him.

“Unfortunately, recent events have made it clear that even our apparent allies in the fight to advance women can turn out to be abusers,” Roberta Kaplan, the chairwoman of the organization and the co-founder of Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, wrote in a resignation letter, The New York Times reported.

“We have felt the raw, personal, and profound pain of that betrayal,” Kaplan said.

Last week, New York State Attorney General Letitia James released her office's bombshell report finding that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women – including former and current state employees – from 2013 through 2020.

In the report, state investigators found that Kaplan was part of a team involved in an effort to discredit one of Cuomo's accusers.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

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