‘My voice went unheard’: Official testifies N.J. Gov. Murphy campaign, administration ignored sexual assault allegation
TRENTON — An official in the Murphy administration described in harrowing terms Tuesday how high-ranking members of Gov. Murphy’s campaign and staff, including the governor himself, failed to act when she tried to alert them about a campaign aide who she says raped her.
“I had access to people in the highest positions of power in the State of New Jersey,” Katie Brennan, chief of staff for the state’s housing agency, testified during a legislative hearing. “And at each turn, my pleas for help went unanswered. Somehow, it wasn’t a priority to address my sexual assault and working with my rapist until it impacted them.”
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