Brennan prepares to sue N.J. over her alleged rapist’s employment

By The Staff

Katie Brennan isn’t waiting on a legislative probe for justice.

On Thursday evening, The Wall Street Journal reported that Brennan, a campaign volunteer who accused a former Murphy Administration official of raping her back during the 2017 campaign, had taken a key initial step towards suing the State of New Jersey:

“An attorney for Katie Brennan, chief of staff at the state’s housing agency and a former volunteer for the governor’s 2017 campaign, filed a notice of claim with the state Department of the Treasury’s bureau of risk management on Dec. 28. A copy of the document shows a claim for damages for personal injury because of emotional distress and other unspecified damages.

The claim was filed by Ms. Brennan’s attorney, Kathryn McClure, with the firm Smith Eibeler, LLC. It names Mr. Murphy, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and seven other high-ranking members of the governor’s campaign, transition team and administration.”

Click here for the full story from

The tort claims notice can be viewed here. In the notice, Brennan accuses the Murphy Administration of acting “unlawfully, intentionally, negligently and/or with reckless indifference” in its hiring and retention of Albert J. Alvarez, the former official whom Brennan has accused.