Alphonso David Fired as Human Rights Campaign President Over Cuomo Ties

Alphonso David, the president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest L.G.B.T.Q. advocacy group, was ousted by the group’s board on Monday night time after a report revealing that he had suggested former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on the best way to deal with intercourse harassment allegations shook the group.

Mr. David, the group’s first Black president, was terminated “for cause,” in a vote that adopted a joint assembly of the boards of the Human Rights Campaign and its affiliated basis. In a press release, the co-chairs of the board, Morgan Cox and Jodie Patterson, mentioned that they had determined to finish Mr. David’s position “effective immediately, for violations of his contract with the Human Rights Campaign.”

They added: “Yesterday and today, Mr. David released a statement that included significant untruths about the investigation and his status with the organization. At H.R.C., we are fighting to bring full equality and liberation to L.G.B.T.Q.+ people everywhere. That includes fighting on behalf of all victims of sexual harassment and assault.”

Mr. David didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Mr. David’s removing is the newest fallout from the report by Letitia James, New York’s legal professional normal, describing allegations of sexual harassment by Mr. Cuomo, and efforts by his aides to retaliate in opposition to the previous governor’s accusers. Mr. Cuomo resigned in August after the report outlined 11 allegations, as nicely as the makes an attempt by his advisers to smear one of many victims, and described a poisonous work setting.