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California Lobbyist Accuses Lawmaker Matt Dababneh of Sexual Assault

HeadlineDec 05, 2017
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And in Sacramento, California, lobbyist Pamela Lopez has named Democratic Assemblymember Matt Dababneh of Los Angeles as the lawmaker who sexually assaulted her, forcing her into a Las Vegas hotel bathroom last year and masturbating in front of her. Dababneh has denied the allegation. This is Pamela Lopez, speaking from her office on Monday.

Pamela Lopez: “This is a moment of collective action. Many women have stepped forward and said, 'Me, too. I've been sexually harassed, or I’ve been sexually assaulted, in my workplace.’ And it’s taken courage for them to do that.”

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