A group of women have signed onto a letter vouching for Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein as a “gentleman and a decent human being” as he faces an allegation of forcibly kissing a then legislative staffer in 2015.

The letter was released Friday morning, two days after The Huffington Post reported the on-the-record allegation by the former aide, Erica Vladimer.

The letter was released by a representative of Global Strategy Group, which is handling public relations work for Klein after the story first broke this week.

In the letter, the women state the allegation is “at odds” with their experience in working with him and his support for women’s rights.

“We fully support the brave women that have come forward in this historic moment to bring sexual misconduct to the forefront of our national conversation,” the letter states.

“Although we cannot comment on the specific facts of the allegation, we believe the conduct ascribed to Senator Klein is thoroughly at odds with our experience as women working with him as well as his strong support for women’s rights across New York and particularly in the 34th Senate District. For more than 30 years we have only known Jeff Klein to be a kind, passionate dedicated public servant, a true gentleman and a decent human being.”

The development is a similar one for powerful men accused of sexual misconduct. Sen. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers both had women publicly coming forward to vouch for them after they were accused of harassment. Both Conyers and Franken later resigned.

Marcy Letter for Jeff Klein by Nick Reisman on Scribd