There are a couple of very important rules when it comes to being the chairwoman of an organization that supports victims of sexual harassment:
- “Believe all women” without exception.
- Don’t advise sexual predators on how to discredit their accusers.
And, that’s about it. There are a few more technical things in the group’s handbook like removing “The Cosby Show” from your DVD collection, but #1 and #2 are the most important.
Regrettably, Roberta Kaplan, who co-founded the Time’s Up legal defense fund with CEO Tina Tchen during the height of the #MeToo movement, didn’t follow the rules of her own organization.
Kaplan resigned Monday from her position over revelations she helped New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a sexual harassment enthusiast, draft a letter that smeared one of his accusers.
“Today is a very sad day,” Kaplan said in self-pity to The New York Times. “I will so miss [the] time spent with this board and our sisterhood [which I blatantly violated]. Going together, I hope they will be able to stick together [despite my poor example] and continue this important work [which is second only to defending a sexual predator against his accusers in my opinion].”
If you need a refresher on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s prolific history as a first-class pervert, click here.
He also dabbles in the fine art of indirectly killing elderly people in nursing homes, but that wasn’t offensive enough to get him impeached.
Best wishes, Roberta. Let us know if you need a reference letter for your job hunt.
By the way, Cuomo’s brother, Chris, is taking a little pre-planned (cough) vacation from CNN this week. The “pre-planned” absence has absolutely nothing to do with the revelations that Chris also helped his brother draft a response to the governor’s accusers.
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