Department Affairs: This NYPD Love Triangle Is Something Out of a Zane Novel

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Department Affairs: This NYPD Love Triangle Is Something Out of a Zane Novel

Be careful who you flirt with at work.

Published May 10, 2016

Trouble at the precinct. In a dramatic case of he-said, she-said, the NYPD police chief is facing sexual harassment claims by a female officer — but there's more to the story than meets the eye.

Recently retired New York Police Department officer Tabatha Foster is accusing a New York Police Chief Jeffrey Maddrey of chasing and sleeping with women in the force. In a string of Facebook posts, Foster not only claimed that Maddrey took advantage of his position to seduce her, and several other women in the department, but that he has a fetish for married and pregnant women. Maddrey has strongly denied the claims, but Foster is holding fast, with the apparent intent to end Maddrey's career.

The New York Daily News reports the drama started when Foster started spilling the tea on Facebook. "Somebody needs to stop chasing pregnant married girls around the department," one of Foster's posts read. "What is wrong with this guy?" Another on of her posts stated, "Jeffrey loves pregnant girls."

In another post, Foster alluded to a sexual encounter she had with Chief Maddrey. "I appreciate you allowing me to sit on your face," the post continued. "That's all it's good for."

But could Maddrey actually be the victim here? The Daily News reported that a source close to both parties said that two once had a "close, personal friendship," but that Chief Maddrey, not Foster, is the one who is actually being harassed. "All he ever did was try to be nice to her when she was down and out," the source said. Adding, "She's been stalking and harassing him for about two years. She would send him naked pictures of herself and beg him to have sex. She would try to talk to him every day and ask him for his help."

The source added that when Foster suffered a stroke, Maddrey came to the hospital to gift her sneakers to aid with her rehab. He also reportedly gave the divorced Foster's three children gifts as well.

Foster's recollection of his hospital visits were very different, though. "When I was in the hospital. This fool had the audacity to come for A** while I had iv in my arm," she posted. "He is so greedy for A**. I had to literally get out my hospital bed and go into the bathroom to [give] this greedy a**man some a**."

Foster also seemed to insinuate that Maddrey got her ex-husband fired and "f--king up my child support," she wrote.

The source said that all of Foster's claims against Maddrey are false, as are her claims that he has a thing for married, pregnant women. "She became too clingy. She is just promoting lies to harass people," the source asserted.

The Daily News reported getting their hands on text messages that appear to show Foster being upset at Maddrey's rejection to her sexual advances. "I'm at your house. Where the [f--k] are you?" she texted in April. "You getting me furious." Foster then added, "I love you with all my heart, but you really causing problems. I bout to go public." She also reportedly texted, "It's about to be war," when Maddrey refused to sleep with her.

Later texts showed Foster growing increasingly angry, threatening Maddrey repeatedly. "I will kill your a**. You be dead. Cause that's what I'm thinking right now," the text read.

Maddrey reportedly told Foster to go to the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau with her claims. He met with investigators on Thursday and remains on full duty. 

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


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