Why do so many politicians — including noted women's rights advocate Carolyn Maloney — still support sexual harasser Micah Kellner's campaign for New York City Council?
Four years ago, Assemblyman Micah Kellner made life "horrible" for a young staffer who resisted his advances. “It was a terrible poisonous situation.” a source who worked in Kellner’s office at the time told the New York Daily News. “She was treated very badly after she told him to stop. He completely changed the way he treated her in the office ... He picked apart everything she did ... It was the definition of a hostile environment.”
The 20something aide who rebuffed Kellner submitted 15 pages of internet chat transcripts in 2009 to Bill Collins, who ran the Assembly’s legal staff as counsel to the majority party. Given the flack Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's received for burying similar (but way worse) allegations against former Assemblyman Vito Lopez, it's not all that surprising that the New York Times just broke the news this month: