Dennis Gabryszak, a member of the New York State Assembly, is in hot water after former staffers have filed suit against him and the state. From the Huffington Post:
The women filed their suits Thursday in state court against Dennis Gabryszak, saying they were subjected to groping, sexual jokes and comments during their time in his office. The lawmaker also talked about and showed them pornography, according to the suits.
Not surprisingly, Gabryszak looks like a creep. Sort of like a younger, disturbing Mr. Rogers.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is also named in the suit. This is not Silver’s first dance with sexual misconduct:
The suits come after Silver, who has led the Assembly for two decades, came under fire in 2012 for approving a secret six-figure settlement with two women who claimed they were sexually harassed by Vito Lopez, formerly one of the most powerful members of the Assembly. Lopez allegedly forced the aides to massage him, in addition to other conduct.
There can’t be more, right? Wrong.
A third assemblyman, Micah Kellner of Manhattan, was stripped of his staff budget and office space after an Assembly panel in June found that he had sent inappropriate messages to a female staffer over a two-year period.
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