Tina Tchen resigns from TIME’S UP for role in Cuomo harassment scandal

The head of a prominent group that’s supposed to help sexual harassment victims resigned Thursday in the fallout from disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s misconduct scandal.

TIME’S UP CEO Tina Tchen said she was leaving after it was revealed the organization worked closely with a top aide to Cuomo after former staffer Lindsey Boylan accused him of sexual harassment last December.

Tchen told her colleagues to “stand down” from a plan to release a public statement supporting Boylan, text messages first obtained by the Washington Post show. The texts came after two people in the organization spoke to top Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa.

Tchen announced her resignation in a tweet on Thursday

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