An ex-staffer is suing disgraced former City Councilman Andy King for telling her to “put a Band-Aid on it,” when she asked to go to the emergency room for chronic vaginal bleeding, new court papers allege.
Antonia Ava Frampton-Shillingford says she suffers from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome which caused her excessive and painful bleeding for a month while she worked as King’s aide in August and September of 2017.
The 34-year-old says things came to a head on Sept. 2, 2017 when she asked King — who knew about her symptoms — to leave work early but he laughed and mocked her saying “Put a Band-Aid on it” forcing her “to work that entire day,” her new Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit claims.
Frampton-Shillingford says her doctor told her she didn’t need to take any time off from work and resolved the issue by changing her medication. But King forced her to go on unpaid medical leave for three months and “ignored [her] numerous requests to return to work” forcing her to eventually quit in January 2018, the court papers allege.