CHEEKTOWAGA (WKBW) Two more former employees of State Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak have come forward with more claims of sexual harassment, bringing to total number now to six.
Both alleged victims worked at Gabryszak's office from 2007 to 2010. Their claim, attained by Eyewitness News, alleges that the Assemblyman made unwanted advances and sexual comments towards the female staffers.
These latest claims are similar to those made over the last month by four other females, who have now all obtained an attorney.
While the Assemblyman is not commenting publicly, County Executive Mark Poloncarz is.
"It's time for this stupidity to end. He needs to resign. he needs to resign now," he said.
Poloncarz says he knows one of the alleged victims, and he believes her. But the County Executive is not alone in his calls for Gabryszak's resignation.
"Clearly at this point there is a pattern here, and it seems to be getting worse every day. So I would think that because he is not able to serve his district properly that he should step down at this time," Erie County Democratic Committee Chair Jeremy Zellner said.
Gabryszak's attorney, Terry Connors, says he has received the complaints and will meet with the Assemblyman this weekend to discuss them.
In the meantime, Connors says nothing has changed, and they tend to follow the State Assembly's rules when it comes to claims like this, at a hearing.
Earlier this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an ultimatum to Gabryszak: either deny the allegations or resign if they are true. House Speaker Sheldon Silver forbid the Assemblyman from having interns as well.
The 2014 legislative session begins next week.