It's never been quite clear why the New York State Assembly's legal team didn't start investigating Assembyman Micah Kellner in 2009, when he was first accused of sexually harassing a female employee. It took until this summer, when the New York Times revealed that Kellner, a Democrat from the Upper East Side, had made inappropriate remarks to his female subordinate during online games of Words with Friends, including "I like being the only man in your life" (after pressing to find out if she had a boyfriend) and ""I wouldn't mind falling asleep with you but not remotely. Did I offend?"
Image via. Kellner, in more dignified times.
The woman reported the harassment to her supervisor, who in turn handed over 15 pages of chat transcripts to Bill Collins, who headed up the Assembly's legal staff. And there the matter rested, until yesterday.More »