• A state official accused an aide for New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy of rape. Then, she said, officials ignored her claims

    7 days ago - By Chron

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    Katie Brennan, the chief of staff at the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, testified in front of lawmakers in New Jersey earlier this week.
    She claimed that in April 2017, she was raped by Albert Alvarez, a former senior campaign official to Gov. Phil Murphy and and New Jersey's former Schools Development Authority chief.
    She said that despite telling multiple people in Murphy's administration about the allegations, the office failed to act.
    Now Murphy's office is being investigated over its handling of her rape claims.
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