Democratic New York state Senator Jeff Klein has been accused of forcibly kissing a former staffer. In an interview with HuffPo, Erica Vladimer said Klein “shoved his tongue” down her throat at a bar in 2015.
“The fact that there was an environment that could make me doubt the self-confidence that I worked so hard to have ― that I got from the strong women in my life ― made me feel like it wasn’t the place for me,” Vladimer said of her decision to leave. “And that maybe the government wasn’t for me.”
“Klein “unequivocally” denied the accusation in a statement to HuffPost provided by his lawyer. “