Former Israeli aide
to sue McGreevey

By Aaron Klein

New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey, who resigned today after announcing his homosexuality, met in Israel a former aide who is expected to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against the governor.

WABC-TV of New York reported McGreevey was expecting a lawsuit by a former aide, Golan Cipel, who resigned as McGreevey’s security adviser in 2002 after months of questioning about his credentials and job qualifications. Cipel was first hired as McGreevey’s liaison to the Jewish community.

The two met in Israel in 2000 when McGreevey traveled with several New Jersey Jewish federations, a source who participated in the tour told WorldNetDaily.

Cipel’s appointment was controversial because he was not an American citizen, did not have a security clearance or law-enforcement background, and some Jewish agencies refused to speak to him. He had worked in television news and public relations.

“I never understood how Cipel was appointed to advise on terrorism. Looks like we know what it was all about now,” said the source.

The governor, who was married once before, said he had long struggled with his sexuality.

“Because of my resolve and also thinking I was doing the right thing, I also forced what I thought was an acceptable reality onto myself,” he said.

McGreevey said his resignation would be effective Nov. 15.

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