New York state Agency’s officer fired after sexual misconduct: report

Jay Kiyonaga Wednesday was fired in the midst of sexual harassment allegations.

(NYS Justice Center For The protection Of persons With Special needs)

The administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo fired a top Agency official confirmed on Wednesday after an investigation of sexual misconduct allegations, a report says.

Jay Kiyonaga, second-in-command to the office for people with a mental disability, was fired after accusations justified because of “inappropriate and sexually inappropriate behaviour” towards female subordinates were, the state Inspector General Catherine Scott Leahy said in a letter to the Agency, the New York Post reported.

“The specific actions and patterns of behaviour described, which are in my office under oath — ranging from inappropriate sexual comments and comments about employees, sexual preferences, unwanted sexual physical contact with a staff member, reprehensible and indefensible,” Leahy said.

The dismissed officials, to be used in the justice Center for the protection of persons with Special needs, has been accused of sexual harassment in the last year of Patricia Gunning, a former Prosecutor and general inspector for the justice Center.

Patricia Gunning first defendant Jay Kiyonaga of sexual harassment in the last year.


She said, Kiyonaga retaliated against them after they complained about his behavior, and forced her resignation. Gunning De Rosa, Cuomo’s top deputies, in accordance with their complaints about Kiyonaga to the IG’s office and initiated an investigation, then went to Melissa.

According to the Inspector General ‘ s letter, a woman who worked under Kiyonaga testified that he tried to “sexual physical contact” during an after-work meeting in a bar in 2015. You also said he would be open to talk about it, “dreams that he had were of a sexual nature involving the employee”.

Another woman, who allegedly said, the were now fired official once, “and somehow my leg stroking to feel with the substance” – an incident witnessed by at least six other employees.

On another occasion, he asked the woman if she knew the definition of a vulgar term. The other female employees, said the official spoke admiringly about the parts of your body.

Gunning, who’s a sex-discrimination lawsuit against the justice Center and Kiyonaga with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, also reminded that inappropriate behaviour by the official who says that he often turned the conversation into “something sexual.”

He pointed out to her that she had “a real knack for picking hot girls for [their] team,” and had “heard that a person was on my staff is bisexual and he wanted to know if I knew that, and it was not hot.”

According to the decision, fire Kiyonaga, Gunning celebrated the move by their attorney to say: “MeToo has finally arrived in New York State government.”

“For years, the woman Gunning felt marginalized and alone, than to work you are the victim of sexual discrimination and retaliation. Today, it is justified. We urge every single victim of Mr. Kiyonaga misconduct to come to us and share their experiences,” Ilann Maazel, the Post said.

Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.

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