de Blasio said on Thursday, deliberately devoting a third of his news conference to addressing Mr. O’Brien’s conduct prepared by the city’s Law Department and the office of the mayor’s counsel says that investigators interviewed the two women and found their statements credible. O’Brien’s account was found “to be not credible,” and recommended that he be “terminated from employment at the mayor’s office.”The report, dated Feb. He said that two or three other sex harassment cases had been substantiated during his administration against employees of the mayor’s office, which has about 1,000 employees, but that those cases were “nothing like this incident.”After leaving City Hall, Mr.
O’Brien’s case, which had been reported online by The New York Times earlier in the day. 13, 2018, was obtained in response to a request under the state’s Freedom of Information Law. O’Brien went to work for Hilltop Public Solutions, a political consulting and lobbying firm founded by Nicholas R. O’Brien’s ouster in February 2018 came at a delicate moment for City Hall, as the national #Me Too movement focused attention on sexual harassment, and Mr.
Sikkema, 29, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is held under a no hold bond and is scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning, said Deborah Sherman, the public affairs officer at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.
When contacted by The Times, the woman, who is younger than Mr. O’Brien and obtained by The Times is dated March 23, which coincides with the date of Mr. Only about 10 people in the mayor’s office had higher salaries. O’Brien, who is married, blamed his actions on alcohol.“There’s no excuse for what I’ve done; I’m embarrassed and ashamed,” Mr. “At an after-work event, I drank too much and acted inappropriately. I’ve apologized to the people I’ve hurt and will continue to do so because I am truly sorry.“My use of alcohol has led me to make horrible decisions,” he said, adding that he was getting “professional help.”On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Hilltop said that Mr. de Blasio’s mayoral campaigns and for the Campaign for One New York, a defunct nonprofit the mayor had used to support his agenda. O’Brien on its website as a principal in its New York office.
O’Brien and was a much more junior employee, declined to speak about the case.“The complaint alleges sexual harassment in violation of the city’s equal employment opportunity policy,” the report said.“Determination: After investigation, the allegations of sexual harassment are substantiated,” the report concluded. O’Brien, it said: “It is recommended that the respondent be terminated from employment at the mayor’s office.”Mr. O’Brien, whose portfolio as senior adviser — following his stint as acting chief of staff — included issues like the opioid crisis and mental health initiatives, was forced to resign within a day or two of the report’s completion. O’Brien’s resignation was made by the first deputy mayor, Dean Fuleihan, and Emma Wolfe, Mr. That web page was taken down on Wednesday; it had previously chronicled Mr.
Yet City Hall officials did not announce his departure or the reason for it. O’Brien, 36, was working as acting chief of staff, Eric F. de Blasio said that he had not been aware of any allegations of improper behavior against Mr. O’Brien, the mayor said, “Let me say to them I am deeply sorry, I am deeply sorry this happened on our team.
Phillips, the mayor’s press secretary, said, adding that City Hall officials first became aware of the allegations in February and acted on them promptly.“The misconduct in this case literally makes me sick to my stomach,” Mr. O’Brien when he praised him in November 2017 during a wider announcement of personnel actions that included moving Mr. It shocks me and it is absolutely inconsistent with the values of this administration.”A report on Mr.
It was heavily redacted, and details of the harassment allegations, including when they took place, were not included in the material provided to The Times. Baldick, a close ally of the mayor who initially recommended Mr. de Blasio at the time struggled to answer questions about how his administration handled harassment complaints.