NY lawmaker accused of harassment retires

Created: 01/12/2014 2:52 PM WHEC.com

A Buffalo-area Assemblyman accused of sexually harassing female staffers says he will resign while continuing to defend himself against allegations he calls false.

Dennis Gabryszak is being accused by seven former and current employees in recent legal filings of making unwanted advances and other abusive behavior. It's the latest in a string of legislative sex harassment cases and corruption scandals in Albany in recent years.

The 62-year-old lawmaker announced his resignation Sunday through his lawyer.

In recent notices of claim against Gabryszak, he is accused of grabbing one woman and trying to kiss her and of telling another during a 2012 event that, "You're so hot, you know what I want to do with you." The notices are the first step toward a lawsuit.


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