Sunday, June 28, 2015

Speaker gives lulu to council member accused of sexual harassment

From the Observer:

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has appointed Bronx Councilman Andy King—the subject of a $1.25 million sexual harassment and wrongful dismissal claim against the city—chairman of the Committee on Libraries.

Ms. Mark-Viverito, an outspoken feminist and advocate for women’s issues, picked Mr. King to replace Queens Councilman Costa Constantinides as part of a re-shuffling to fill a vacancy left by former Councilman Mark Weprin, who left office to work for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The new position will grant the Bronx legislator an $8,000 bonus—known in the Council as a “lulu”—on top of his regular $112,500 salary, and give him access to roughly one dozen new staffers.

The claim lodged with Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office, first reported by Capital New York, alleges Mr. King made untoward comments and advances and created a “hostile work environment” for a staffer of the Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus, which he currently co-chairs. The staffer’s complaint also alleges that she was not the sole recipient of unwanted sexual attention from the lawmaker.

The claim asserts that when she rebuffed his advances, Mr. King had her fired—without a full caucus vote, which the Council by-laws require.


Anonymous said...

access to roughly one dozen new staffers.

More prey for him to choose from, on top of the $8k bonus. Not too shabby.

ron s said...

Mark-Viverito is slime. Beginning with her non-disclosure financial dishonesty, all the way to today. We never learn.

Anonymous said...

Accusations are no reason to blacklist an elected official.

On the other hand, lulus are a problem no matter who gets em.

Anonymous said...

what do you expect from a elected official who would request Obama to pardon an F.A.L.N. bomber terrorist, Lopez, who maimed cops & killed innocent diners at Fraunces Tavern at wall street in the 1970's. he may have planted the bomb at LaGuardia airport that killed 11 & injured 75 in 12/1975.

Anonymous said...

according to Ann Coulter's new book, a large number of sex crimes, rapists,pedaphiles, sex criminals are committed by Mexican /S/American illegal and legal aliens. her book lists 90 pages of source notes for proof . she claims that the M.S.M. only lists these criminals as "MAN" committed the crime. it is costing tax payers a bundle to support them in the prisons for past years.

Trump is on the correct track.