New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D-Brooklyn) said Monday that he will be staying in the Assembly, even though he lost his committee chairmanship and seniority after a finding that he violated sexual harassment policies.
Mark Bonilla said he will not step down despite facing a barrage of sexual harassment allegations plus misdemeanor criminal charges. Bonilla, rather, vowed he will fight to clear his name.
Authorities said that there were four employees of the Hempstead, Long Island Town Clerk’s Office who complained about Mark Bonilla, including two women who said they were sexually harassed.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has faced serious questions about his handling of a sexual harassment case, but he will still carry out the high-profile job of leading the New York delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
Assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic Leader Vito Lopez has been censured, stripped of his committee chairmanship and barred from employing young people.
The two female officers, who wish to remain anonymous, are from the 103rd precinct and say that Lt. Jason Margolis, should no longer be allowed to supervise them pending an investigation.
A nationwide study of nearly 2,000 students — from seventh grade to 12th grade — found nearly half of them had experienced sexual harassment within the last school year.
“Our client is very brave to have come forward. She could have attempted to sell her story but chose not to do so,” attorney Gloria Allred said during a news conference in New York City Monday.
Sgt. Nelson Fernandez claims Deputy Inspector Thomas Connolly has made a number of unwelcome sexual advances toward him, according to a report.
Federal civil rights officials were looking into complaints by Yale University students that the school has a sexually-hostile environment and failed to adequately respond to incidents of sexual harassment.
Mayor Robert Bowser was accused of sexually harassing a city employee and misappropriating city funds. The city council drafted legislation authorizing an investigation into the claims, but it hasn’t gotten off the ground yet.
In response to an incident at the Jets’ training facility after which female reporter Ines Sainz of TV Azteca said she felt uncomfortable in the team’s locker room, the NFL sent a workplace conduct update to its teams Wednesday.
The women claim they were subjected to inappropriate texting, touching and even stalking by the doctor who owns Beach and Surf Medical.
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