Brennan, according to the Wall Street Journal, has claimed that Al Alvarez assaulted her in April 2017. He was later hired as chief of staff at the Schools Development Authority in spite of Brennan’s repeated efforts to inform multiple levels of the Murphy administration of the assault.
Alvarez left his job in October after being contacted by a reporter from The WSJ about the allegations.
Brennan, in a notice of tort claim filed Dec. 28 with the Department of Treasury Bureau of Risk Management, lists Gov. Phil Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal as defendants.
Other defendants include Matt Platkin, chief counsel at the governor’s office, and Pete Cammarano, chief of staff at the governor’s office.
Alvarez, has not been charged with a crime and has denied the allegation.
Brennan works as chief of staff at the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, and in the notice is accusing the administration of negligence for employing Alvarez.
Next week, Platkin will testify before a legislative oversight committee examining the administration’s hiring practices and how it handled Brennan’s allegations against Alvarez.