Friday, August 24, 2012

No more contact with young people!

"Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, the Brooklyn Democratic leader and longtime political power broker there, has been stripped of his committee chairmanship, barred from employing young people, and censured after an Assembly committee determined that he had sexually harassed two female employees this summer." So reports the NYT today, in a report that rivals a Harlequin Romance for titillation. But the most fun comes at the end, where the penalties are read out to Mr Lopez:

"“In addition, you are hereby directed that you are not to have any interns placed or working in your offices, or any employees under the age of 21 in your offices."

Oh, well, if they're twenty-two, who could possibly object?

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