TIME’S UP President and CEO Tina Tchen Responds to AG Report Mention

Yesterday, the New York Attorney General released the findings of the investigation into the sexual harassment allegations levied against NY Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Tina Tchen, president and CEO of the TIME’S UP Foundation, issued the following response:

“First, I would never, nor have I ever, worked to discredit a survivor in any way. Secondly, I have never given advice to the Governor or his team. I had a phone call with Robbie Kaplan about a letter she said was being sent by his staffers during which I gave the same advice I give to everyone else: No survivor should be attacked and the truth should be told. I’m furious that the Governor’s office used me and TIME’S UP as a justification for their defense. TIME’S UP is an organization that has always centered survivors while holding those committing harm accountable. Any characterization of us to the contrary is simply not true.”

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