Federal judge allows lawsuits against Sheldon Silver over sexual harassment

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Sheldon Silver accusers in federal courtJune 11, 2014- The Post reports, “A federal judge Tuesday rejected Sheldon Silver’s motion to quash various lawsuits by two women accusing former Assemblyman Vito Lopez of sexual harassment, saying they’ve made a legitimate case that the Assembly speaker could have done more to prevent a “culture of sex-based discrimination in Albany.”

“Plaintiffs’ claim that Silver’s action, and inaction, in the face of over a decade of successive complaints of sexual harassment against senior Assembly officials, fostered a culture a sex-based discrimination,” Manhattan federal Judge Analisa Torres.”

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