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Three female former staffers have sued New York Democratic Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak of sexual harassment, according to papers filed on Thursday. Gabryszak, a married father of two, is accused of multiple instances of harassment, including taking the women to massage parlors and sending one woman a video of a sex act being performed on him.
On Saturday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo said that if the allegations are true, Gabryszak should resign.
'He has to be out. Period. End of story,' Cuomo told WIBTV.
Erie County Democratic Chairman Jereemy Zellner said on regarding the Buffalo-area assemblyman 'There is no place for this type of conduct. The work place should be a safe and respectful environment for employees,' WGRZ reports.
Assemblyman Dennis Grabryszak, pictured, is accused of multiple incidents of sexual harassment by three former staffers. Gabryszak is a married father of two who supported a 2012 bill to end psychological abuse and harassment in the workplace
In the papers, Kimberly Snickles, 26, who served as Director of Communications from May 2013 through October 2013, alleges that she was asked by Gabryszak to accompany him to a massage parlor her first week on the job.
Snickles also says that Gabryszak asked her to stay over at his apartment. She claims he even joked to both her and an intern that he had a 'tattoo on his penis.'
In her testimony, Snickles says Gabryszak 'regularly told her and a co-worker that they should wear bikinis to his events.' Snickles claims that she scheduled a meeting with Gabryszak regarding his behavior -- but he never showed up.
Jamie L. Campbell, 24, Gabryszak's former legislative director from 2010 to 2013, says she received a video from him in 2011 that showed Gabryszak in a bathroom stall 'either receiving or pretending to be receiving fellatio.'
Annalise Freling, pictured, says that Gabryszak told her 'You're so hot, you know what I want to do with you' and tried to give her pearls on Valentine's Day
New York Democratic Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak (bottom right), seen here with from left daughter Jennifer Atwal, son-in-law Ephraim Atwal, wife Louise Gabryszak and son Brian Gabryszak
Campbell's testimony also says that Gabryszak frequently told her about women he wanted to have sex with, and 'alluded to a prior affair with a former assemblywoman.' He also reportedly talked about prostitutes and going to a strip club regularly.
In one of the most shocking allegations, she says Gabryszak offered her $100,000 to move to relocate for her job. When Campbell said that she couldn't because of her fiance, Gabryszak allegedly said 'I guess I will just have to get your fiance to break up with you.'
The third former staffer involved in the suit, Annalise C. Freling, 28, who served as Director of Communications from 2011 through 2013, claims Gabryszak attempted to take her out on Valentine's Day in 2011 and give her a set of pearls.
Freling says the Gabryszak made a number of remarks on her appearance, including 'You're so hot, you know what I want to do with you.' Freling says the comments on her appearance made her anxious enough to stop putting on makeup and doing her hair for work.
Gabryszak, Freling claims, called her when he forgot his wallet while at a massage parlor, and was pressured into bringing it to him. He also frequently asked her to get massages with him.
In a contrast to the lawsuit, Gabryszak supported a 2012 law to help stop psychological abuse and intimidation in the workplace, Times Union reports.
Johnny Destino, a Niagra Falls-based lawyer representing the women, said 'a minimum of two additional former employees' will come forward to bring similar allegations, Buffalo News reports.
The allegations will brought to the Assembly Ethics Committee a spokesman for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said on Thursday, according to the paper.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, seen here in this file photo, said if the allegations are true 'He has to be out. Period. End of story'