A former top official at a New York agency fired last year for what authorities called "reprehensible" sexual harassment is still making $136,000 a year while doing no work at another state agency, according to payroll records obtained by The Associated Press.
One woman says a male co-worker at her state job grabbed her head and forced it between his legs. Another woman says the same man exposed his penis to her while she worked in her cubicle. A third says the man pulled her into a small room, unzipped his pants and said, "Why don't we just get this over with?"
One staffer says an assemblyman tried to have her fired after she reported his inappropriate advances. Another says a state senator kissed her after a long day at work. A third recalled a lawmaker who demanded massages, touched her inappropriately and questioned her sexuality when she rebuffed him.
A former New York University graduate student has sued a prominent professor, alleging she turned his dream of working with a world-class scholar "into more than three years of continuous and unabated sexual harassment, sexual assault and stalking."