Cover-Up Enabled NY Pol's Sex Harassment, Suits Say

Law360, New York (June 7, 2013, 9:29 PM EDT) -- Two women who said they worked for disgraced Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez filed state and federal sexual harassment cases on Thursday, claiming that Lopez and Speaker Sheldon Silver orchestrated a hush-money payout that allowed Lopez to continued abusing his female staffers.

In addition to the sex bias and harassment suit Victoria Burhans and Chloë Rivera filed against the New York State Assembly in state court, they also lodged a federal case naming Lopez and Silver as the defendants. 

The two women, whose state court complaint said...
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