The Arab American Association of NY strongly condemns any form of harassment, abuse, and bullying.
We have reviewed the allegations published yesterday in the right-wing blog, the Daily Caller, made by a former Fellow. These allegations, originally made in 2009 against a former volunteer, were immediately investigated at the time and the complaint was escalated for an external review.
After this thorough independent review, the allegations were determined to be unfounded. Upon conclusion of the 2009 investigation, the Fellow continued to work for the duration of her fellowship without further incident or complaint.
The publishing of these allegations seem to be politically motivated and are without regard for accuracy.
The AAANY will continue, as we always have, to ensure a work environment free of harassment, abuse and bullying as we pursue our mission of empowering the community.