Assemblyman Micah Kellner blasted the decision by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to impose stricter penalties on the lawmaker in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal and vehemently denied that he violated the terms of a set of December sanctions.

Silver earlier on Wednesday announced he was accepting the recommendations made by the Assembly Ethics Committee, which include new sanctions imposed on Kellner, including the closing of his Albany and district offices, as well as phasing out his staff allocation to zero.

Kellner has fought against the penalties first imposed in December, and in a statement said he would “appeal the decision immediately” even as he is due to leave the Assembly by the end of the year.

And Kellner blasted Silver’s decision to impose the latest round of sanctions following allegations last year he harassed Assembly staffers.

“Speaker Silver’s decision to close my offices is a classic example of the politics of personal destruction,” Kellner said. “Because I have exercised my right to appeal the sanctions he has imposed, an appeal in which the arbiter appointed by the Speaker has determined that I am entitled to due process and to see the evidence presented against me – a ruling that the Assembly has so far defied – new charges have now been trumped up against me.”

Kellner points to the Assembly accusing him of “new allegations” in May that he violated the terms of the December agreement that he took on new legislative interns as well as sexually harassed another employee.

“It is no coincidence that these new and unsubstantiated accusations only came to light after Speaker Silver and the Ethics Committee were handed an overwhelming defeat by his own hand-picked hearing officer, Howard Levine, in the initial decision of May 12th on my appeal,” Kellner said.

Kellner set along a series of letters and emails between his attorney and the state Assembly.

Kellner, who lost his city council race last year after the initial set of allegations broke, says his constituents in his Manhattan Assembly district are on the losing end of the latest penalties.

“What is most deplorable is that the Speaker continues to punish the residents of the Upper East Side, Yorkville, and Roosevelt Island, first by withholding community grants for legitimate vetted organizations, and now by denying them the resources of my office, which assists New Yorkers from all walks of life every day,” Kellner said.

kellnerlevineletter5-20-14 by Nick Reisman