Friday, February 26, 2010

NY Governor Paterson to Drop out of Election

Brief details of the scandal that led to NY Governor Paterson’s decision to drop out of the election are as follows:
  • A close aide to Governor Paterson, David Johnson, allegedly violently assaulted a woman last October
  • The woman gave a detailed account of the assault to the police
  • The woman went to court twice to complain that members of Paterson's private security detail were allegedly pressuring her not to press charges
  • Earlier this month, with the woman continuing to press charges, Governor Paterson called the woman personally and spoke to her
  • A few days later, the woman failed to appear for a court hearing and the case was dismissed.

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