Women In The Room: The Integrity of the Institution
The latest season of WFUV's Prickly Politics podcast investigates nearly 20 decades worth of sexual misconduct allegation in the New York State Capitol. Subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts
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In 2001, Elizabeth Crothers was 23 and wanted to be taken seriously. As a staffer in Albany, she says she was raped by the Assembly's chief counsel, Michael Boxley. At the time, all harassment allegations went through one powerful man: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. This is her story, and another woman's - Jane Doe, who was sexual assaulted by Boxley in 2003 and whose story has never been told before.