NJ Atty Denies Raping Gov.'s Aide, Rebuts Officials' Claims

By Bill Wichert (March 12, 2019, 9:32 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey lawyer accused of raping a staffer in Gov. Phil Murphy's administration denied the allegations Tuesday in testifying before state lawmakers and contradicted the testimony of current and former state officials about the events leading up to his resignation from a state job.

Appearing before a legislative panel investigating the Murphy administration's handling of Katie Brennan's claims, Al Alvarez said he has been falsely accused and maintained that their sexual contact when they were working on the governor's campaign had been consensual.

"While my difficulties over the past year and a half are not comparable to the trauma faced...

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