Fulani’s Contrition Has Limits

Okay. Barring extraordinary circumstances, this will be the last item here on Lenora Fulani this week.

Even as she capped off an announcement that she’s going to run for mayor and repudiate her anti-Semitic comments from 18 years, Fulani pointedly refused to retreat from another controversial position:

that it’s OK for therapists to sleep with their patients. It’s something that Fulani’s mentor, Fred Newman, had previously said was acceptable.

During an interview on New York 1 News last night, Fulani said the issue was too complex to be discussed accurately at that moment.

“There’s a whole dialogue in post-modern psychology that engages the problem with boundaries, the issues with boundaries," she said. "It’s an important discussion. It’s an intellectual discussion. To reduce it to whether or not whether the patient and, or Fred, and a patient sleeps together, it’s absurd.”

Another highlight of her appearance came when she attacked people who had previously asked her repudiate her anti-Semitic marks.

Fulani said she didn’t because “I thought the people who were making these demands were doing it for reasons that I didn’t support,” dismissing them as "political attacks."

The entire interview can be seen here.

Fulani said she didn’t because “I thought the people who were making these demands were doing it for reasons that I didn’t support,” dismissing them as "political attacks."

The entire interview can be seen here.