Backlash ripples through California politics after women denounce sexual harassment

By CALmatters

By Laurel Rosenhall, CALmatters

With sexual harassment and assault allegations ricocheting through the state Capitol, two female lobbyists say they soon faced the consequences of speaking out—a state senator who suddenly wanted to avoid meeting with them.

A client of theirs relayed that the senator wanted women excluded from a meeting at a nearby watering hole. The reason: The senator and some of his colleagues had decided that, with accusations of bad behavior mounting against their fellow legislators, it would be safer to simply stop having drinks with lobbyists who happen to be female.

Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, D-Van Nuys ,has been accused of [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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