The longtime director of the Michigan office of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) retired today amid mounting pressure for him to leave over allegations of sexual harassment that have rocked the organization.
Imad Hamad, who spent 17 years with the biggest Arab-American civil rights group in the U.S., will no longer be with the organization that made him nationally known. A release issued from the national office of the ADC said, “Imad Hamad … is no longer with ADC as of today. We acknowledge his many years of service.”
Hamad, 52, confirmed to the Free Press that he’s stepping down and said he’s pursuing other opportunities, which he did not detail. He said he will address allegations that he sexually harassed at least 15 women over the years “at the due time.”