Shelter Island supervisor apologizes for telling joke about rape

Shelter Island Town Supervisor James Dougherty apologized on

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Shelter Island Town Supervisor James Dougherty apologized on Monday, May 15, 2017 for a joke he told last month before his State of the Town address, a quip about a woman being "ravished" by a gorilla. Dougherty said at a town board work session last week that the joke he made before delivering his April 23 speech, which was hosted by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters, was seen as "disparaging to women." (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

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