Ripple Effect From Sexual Harassment Scandal Continues

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

A sexual harassment payoff scandal continues to shake up Albany.

Earlier this week in Albany a State Assembly staffer, who admitted he took on a female persona on a blog to defend embattled Speaker Sheldon Silver, lost internet access, but still kept his job.

Meanwhile back in Brooklyn the embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez, whose alleged sexual harassment of four staffers set the scandal into motion, continued to cling to his Assembly seat. He is likely to win in November even though he was sanctioned by Speaker Silver. Lopez did resign from his powerful post as chair of the Brooklyn Democratic Party. WNYC's Bob Hennelly spoke with Host Amy Eddings about how scandal weary Brooklyn Democrats are poised for a reset.


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