Friday, August 24, 2012
Vito Lopez Brooklyn Assemblyman Is Censured for Sexual Harassment
“She struggled to fend you off before you stopped, and that on the drive back from Atlantic City you again put your hand between her legs,” the committee wrote in a letter to Lopez.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, in a statement, accepted the Committee on Ethics and Guidance’s findings and pledged to carry out its disciplinary recommendations.
"The Assembly has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to sexual harassment and we are committed to ensuring a safe and respectful workplace for all our employees," Assembly Silver (D-Manhattan) said.
Lopez was also stripped of his seniority. He’ll be required to take sexual harassment training and will be prohibited from employing interns or anyone under 21.