‘My voice went unheard’: N.J. Gov. Murphy staffer testifies campaign, administration ignored rape allegation

December 4, 2018

Katie Brennan, the chief of staff at the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, raises her hand as she is sworn-in to testify before the Select Oversight Committee at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Trenton, N.J. Brennan, a top staffer at the state's housing agency came forward as sexual assault victim and has said too little was done about her complaints, which she reported to law enforcement.

By Staff

TRENTON — A staffer in the Murphy administration told lawmakers Tuesday that high-ranking members of Gov. Murphy’s campaign and administration, including the governor himself, failed to act when she tried to alert them about a fellow 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, said at a legislative hearing in Trenton. “And at each turn my pleas for help went unanswered.”

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