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NY attorney accused of sexual assault of Al Sharpton’s employee after birthday bash

Sandy RubensteinSanford “Sandy” Rubenstein, 70, has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman after Rev. Al Sharpton’s 60th birthday bash in New York City. Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Chuck Schumer, Mayor Bill de Blasio, entertainer Aretha Franklin, filmmaker Spike Lee and others were invited to celebrate with the civil rights activist at the at the Four Seasons Restaurant on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The attorney is known widely for his work in the city’s police brutality cases.

The alleged incident took place Wednesday at Rubenstein’s swanky E. 64th St. apartment in Manhattan. The unnamed 42-year-old employee at Rev. Sharpton’s National Action Network, is supposedly a top official.

The National Action Network and Rev. Sharpton released this statement to press regarding allegations against Rubenstein:

“National Action Network and Rev. Al Sharpton was made aware by media that a NAN top official made allegations against Sanford Rubenstein. National Action Network and Rev. Al Sharpton has not been notified or advised by any official investigating authorities. The allegations as reported occurred at a private residence after a NAN event and had nothing to do with NAN nor Rev. Al Sharpton, therefore we have no comment at this time.”

The NYPD is investigating this allegation as a third-degree rape, which suggests the victim is “incapable of consent,” because she could have been intoxicated or passed out during the alleged encounter.

“Sanford Rubenstein vehemently denies any misconduct,” says Michael Ross, his attorney.


  1. butterbeanbabe on October 5, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    wow if he investigating police brutality good luck with that one . .. he want get any favors here .

  2. Aynnie on October 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Ahhh, the celebrity studded guest list!!! Cuomo, Schumer, de Blasio, et all–all brown nosing Sharpton, the MOST VILE RACE-BAITING HATER in the country!

    Hey, Schumer, you pathetic butt kisser, do you remember Sharpton’s comments referring to Jews as “diamond merchants” and the Crown Heights riots?

    And Rubenstein, do you remember when Sharpton tried goading NYC’s Jewish community into an all-out fistfight, saying “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house”? Or how about Freddy’s Fashion Mart–also known as the Harlem Massacre? ( One of Sharpton’s followers burned the store to the ground, murdering eight people including himself.)

    And when is Obama’s IRS going to investigate Sharpton for the millions in back taxes he owes–or was Sharpton given “amnesty” by the CORRUPT OBAMA ADMINISTRATION? ” The Rev. Al Sharpton, along with his nonprofit National Action Network and two for-profit firms, have $4.7 million in outstanding debt and liens, according to federal and state tax records, the New York Post reported on Sunday.”
    Yet these CROOKED POLITICIANS worship at the alter of the despicable RACE BAITER SHARPTON.
    Hey, Sharpton, when are you going to organize a protest demanding your pathetic lapdog de Blasio investigate this fully and threatening to rile your criminal followers to burn down the city if it doesn’t go your way? What a bunch of drooling lapdogs for the ignorant clownish thug, Sharpton