Ferreras Responds to Suit (UPDATE)
October 26th, 2010
“I have not been served with a copy of Mr. Castro’s complaint, so it is difficult for me to respond to allegations I have not seen. I can say, however, that I did not discriminate or retaliate against him for any reason and I am confident that his claims will ultimately be rejected by the court.”
First reported in the Daily News today, the suit alleges Ferreras and her chief of staff, Yoselin Genao, taunted Steven Castro, a 24-year-old with cerebral palsy who worked for the councilwoman for approximately seven months. Castro also alleges he never received a steady paycheck.
This is the second time in a week Ferreras has made headlines. Ferreras, the former chief of staff to the recently indicted Hiram Monserrate, ran the nonprofit LIBRE, which was the subject of the aforementioned indictment.
Said complaint should arrive shortly, which we will post straight away.
Update: Here it is.By Courtney Gross on October 26, 2010, 4:36 pm
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