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Attorney General Letitia James makes statement about sexual harassment allegation of top aide

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Documents were recently released by the Attorney General’s Office in New York following the resignation of a top aide who has allegations of sexual harassment made against him.

Chief of Staff Ibrahim Khan resigned from his position just last month.

The timeline of the sexual harassment allegations made began on October 2 when the office was first made aware.

Starting October 3 Khan began working remotely and was not allowed to socialize with anyone associated with the Attorney General’s Office.

Littler Mendelson handled the investigations before Khan resigned November 22. On December 2 the investigation ended and the Attorney General’s Office was made aware of his resignation. That is also when news of the allegations were made public.

According to 13 WHAM, the New York Times first reported that a woman who had filed a complaint had it proven during the investigation. The complaint included inappropriate touching and unwanted kissing. It was also reported that the allegations were made by former employees with the Attorney General’s Office.

“My office treated this matter as aggressively as every other matter that has come before our office,” James said. “Within 24 hours, our office took disciplinary action and put Ibrahim Khan under restrictions, and within 72 hours, we engaged an outside law firm that began an impartial and exhaustive review of the allegations. Mr. Khan resigned while the process was still ongoing. When the process concluded, my office spoke with each individual and informed them that allegations were substantiated. I am confident in the steps that were taken to swiftly review the allegations and in the integrity of the investigation.”

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