Democrat: If Prostitutes Were to Unionize I’d Never Be Able to Afford Their Services
A fourth victim in the Dennis Gabryszak (D) sexual harassment case has come forward to file a notice of claim against the lawmaker.
Via the Times Union:
With a civil rights lawyer from Buffalo as her attorney, 24-year-old Caitrin Kennedy filed her notice of claim against her boss, Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak, on Tuesday.
Lawyer Prathima Reddy filed the document at the Court of Claims against the Depew Democrat.
Kennedy started work for the assemblyman September 30 as director of community relations, working mostly in the district office and “despite her short tenure was subject to many of the same forms of sexual harassment as the former employees who have previously filed claims against the assemblymember,” her media consultant, Diana Cihak wrote.
Kennedy’s claim follows those from three former aides — young women who worked fo Gabryszak in Albany and Erie County — with similar claims.
Among the seedy allegations are the claims that Gabryszak requested that Kennedy and another woman “touch butts” for a holiday photo, frequently requested her presence at a couples massage, and a statement that “if workers in the sex trade were to unionize, he would no longer be able to afford their services.”
The patronizing of prostitutes seems to be a recurring theme, as other victims have mentioned pictures of naked women being on the Assemblyman’s iPad. One victim states that she saw web pages that advertised escort services on his computer, and she even received a voicemail “from a woman leaving her measurements.”
Gabryszak of course, has been married for 37 years and has two children.