Alphonso David has been fired as the president of LGBT+ rights group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) after he refused to step down.
David stubbornly refused to resign after HRC wrapped an investigation into his role as former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's in-house legal counsel.
The investigation determined that David tried to discredit former Gov. Cuomo's sexual harassment accusers.
HRC also determined that David assisted Cuomo to cover up his crimes after he was accused of sexually harassing women.
David, pictured with "Pose" star Dominique Jackson, insisted he did nothing wrong. He claimed the HRC's investigation "found no wrongdoing on his part."
David, who is openly ghey, took to Twitter on Sunday to proclaim his innocence in a lengthy email. He said he had been asked to resign but refused.
He claimed HRC wanted him to resign because he had become too much of a "distraction."
David said the board chairs were "bullying" him and seeking to "distract us from the truth."
Then on Tuesday, Sept. 7, the board chairs for HRC announced David's termination.
Read David's email below.
Please read: Follow-Up Statement from Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign pic.twitter.com/nPyZk1M1de
— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) September 6, 2021