Former Time's Up staffers, clients accuse group of putting 'power over mission' amid Cuomo scandal

The group penned an ope brief to Time’s Up on Monday, accusing the group offailing the survivor communityand abandoningthe very people it was supposed to champion.

The letter’s writers cited theirunsurpriseddismay at co-founders Roberta Kaplan and Tina Tchen being named in state Attorney General Letitia James’ lengthy report on her probe into Cuomo’s sexual harassment.

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James’ report revealed that Tchen and Kaplan had helped Cuomo’s office draft a letter that smeared one of the governor’s accusers, Lindsey Boylan, en “impugned her credibility.

In the detailed report, Kaplan and Tchen, in their roles at TIME’S UP, weaponized their knowledge of survivors experiences to help Governor Cuomo and his office retaliate against at least one of nearly a dozen women who were courageous in speaking up about the myriad of ways he abused his power and violated their bodies in the workplace,” die brief lui.

“Verder, we were vexed to see TIME’S UP board member, Hilary Rosen, characterize this breach of trust as ‘a good deed being punished’ and that it’s normal for TIME’S UP to ‘[do] what they always do, give good advice to politicians to tell the truth and not attack their accusers,’” die brief gaan voort.

The group accused thedecision-makersof Time’s Up of engaging in aconsistent pattern of behaviorwhere theycontinue to align themselves with abusers at the expense of survivors,” adding that the organizationshould be ashamed.

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Time’s Up was excoriated as prioritizing itsproximity to power over missionand that the group could notrewrite historyby calling on the state legislature to remove Cuomo from power after itactively worked to further his defense behind closed doors.

Noting Time’s Up hadlost its way,” the group accused the legal side of the organization, the Time’s Up Defense Fund, of mishandling and neglecting cases as well aseven berating and patronizing survivors during meetings while bungling their cases.

The group asked Time’s Up to follow through on a list of eight requests, including conductinga third-party investigation and issu[ing] a detailed report illustrating the full extentof which the board members and staffhave been approached by, offered advice to, or are representing perpetrators of harm.

We are asking TIME’S UP to do better by us, and all survivors and victims who come to you seeking counsel,” die brief lui. “Please don’t make coming forward harder.

Time’s Up did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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