New York Times - EDITORIAL
Every day also brings new questions about which officials knew about this behavior and what, if anything, they did to stop it. What justification did Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have for agreeing to give $103,000 in taxpayer money to settle a harassment claim? Did the comptroller and the attorney general approve both the payout and the decision to hide it from the public?
Depending on the outcome of an ethics investigation, Mr. Silver may have to answer questions about his leadership and the other two officials about their duty to provide checks on legislative behavior.
It’s past time for Mr. Lopez to answer questions. He should resign and Mr. Silver should make that clear to him
Albany Times Union -
Lawyer: Silver wrong to blame victims ... harassment allegations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez blasted Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Thursday.
New York Post -
Vito Lopez's victims initially demanded $1.2 million from the Assembly to buy their silence — even though one of the two women was never groped or harassed ...
Lake Placid News -
... taxpayers' money to end the latest sexual harassment claim against an Assemblyman is continuing to build pressure on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Wall Street Journal -
Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has said it was a mistake to handle the first set of allegations through confidential mediation—a process the ...
... public money before Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver negotiated a $103,000 settlement, according to emails obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.
Times Herald-Record -
In a rare display of honesty and humility, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver this week said he was wrong to quietly settle a charge of sexual harassment against .
The Atlantic -
Over the next few days, The New York Times reported that Sheldon Silver, the Assembly speaker and one of the state's most powerful Democrats, authorized a ...