Candidate for Mayor of NYC Ray McGuire speaks during Martin Luther King celebration at NAN headquarters. – New York, NY – January 18, 2021 (Shutterstock)
New York, NY – “My thoughts are first and foremost with the woman who has come forward. She has demonstrated incredible bravery in standing before the world and speaking her truth. “Her accounts of sexual assault and harassment are troubling and must be taken seriously. “For generations, women have expressed feeling obligated to accept this kind of behavior because they feared retaliation that may prevent them from future employment. Even now, women must constantly navigate uncomfortable situations at work and then manage the economic and psychological toll it has on their well-being. As a city, we must give this survivor the respect of sharing without judgment, ridicule or fear of retaliation – and then the resources to seek accountability if they so choose.”
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