By Sasha Gonzales
Bronx Councilman Andy King was expelled from the City Council Monday following allegations he sexually harassed women and misused Council resources, authorities said.
The vote to oust King came after a third ethics investigation of his activities by the Council. In two prior probes, officials found King failed to pay a $15,000 fine implemented by the city, asked a staffer for kickback money, and sexually insulted a female staffer.
Immediately following the 48-2 vote, King filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleging unlawful treatment by the city, including racial discrimination.
A special election will be held for King’s vacant seat. The date has not been announced.