Dabaneh, 36, strongly denied the allegations.
A Sacramento lobbyist who weeks ago told reporters that an unnamed current lawmaker trapped her in a bathroom past year and exposed himself has waited to name names - until now.
The allegations came after weeks of rumors about Dababneh as cases of sexual harassment have come to light in California politics and other industries. Lopez had previously shared her story of being harassed, but had not publicly named Dababneh until Monday, when she filed a complaint with the California State Assembly.
So far Debabneh has not commented, but his attorney told the Los Angeles Times "These events did not happen". He said he looks forward to clearing his name.
After lawmakers pledged at a hearing last week to revamp the process to help complainants, Lopez said she felt ready to come forward. "I heard the door slam behind us".
"Before Ms. Barker's article, I had never observed or been recounted, any wrong conduct by Assemblyman Dababneh, or any slander of ladies", Sherman told HuffPost in an announcement.
According to Lopez, she was cornered in a bathroom as Dababneh "stood blocking the door and began to masturbate and move toward me, urging me to touch him". "And I can't have it on my conscious that this may happen again". Glaser wrote that Lopez' claims against Dababneh are false and warned that, if she repeated them at the press conference or anywhere else, "you will be held fully accountable in damages". "Before the ordeal ended, he told me not to tell anyone". He noted that the layout of the room where the party was held would make it hard for any such incident to go unnoticed.
Last week, Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) resigned after several women accused him of making unwanted sexual advances. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, of his committee chairmanship after former employees alleged inappropriate behavior.
As it has in Hollywood and across the country, sexual harassment has become a hot topic in Sacramento, with legislative leaders vowing to crack down on misconduct.