N.Y. Legal professional Normal's chief of workers resigns following sexual harassment investigation

The chief of workers to New York Legal professional Normal Letitia James (D) has resigned following an investigation into at the very least two sexual harassment claims made in opposition to him. 

The lawyer normal’s workplace mentioned in an announcement that an “impartial, neutral investigation” was performed, and Khan has since resigned. 

“The Workplace of Legal professional Normal has protocols in place to totally examine any allegation of misconduct,” a spokesperson mentioned. “The workplace takes these issues with the utmost seriousness, and this case isn’t any totally different.” 

The New York Occasions was the primary to report the investigation and Khan’s subsequent resignation. 

Khan instructed The Occasions in an announcement that he was planning to go away by Dec. 31. 

“I’ve been slated to go away the workplace for the personal sector on the finish of this 12 months,” Khan mentioned. “That is unrelated to an investigation which, nonetheless, discovered no official office misconduct.” 

A supply accustomed to the scenario instructed The Hill that those that made the allegations weren’t present workers on the workplace on the time the allegations had been made and that each incident came about outdoors the workplace. 

Two folks with information of the matter instructed The Occasions that the allegations concerned former workers. 

The supply instructed The Hill that James took speedy motion to begin an investigation after the workplace discovered concerning the allegations. 

The Occasions reported that at the very least one girl accused Khan of inappropriate touching and undesirable kissing, main James to rent a legislation agency to research the allegations. 

One girl who filed a criticism was instructed on Friday that her allegation was substantiated, in response to The Occasions. 

Khan served as chief of workers within the lawyer normal’s workplace since 2019, in response to his LinkedIn profile. He was her marketing campaign supervisor throughout her 2018 run for the workplace and served as chief of workers to James whereas she was New York Metropolis public advocate from 2014 to 2018. 

The Occasions reported {that a} political guide instructed the New York Legal professional Normal’s Workplace of the allegations.