Massa Faces Sex Harassment Suit From Aide He Paid $40K Sketchy payout came day after resignation By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff Posted Apr 17, 2010 8:48 AM CDT 4 comments Comments This Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 picture shows Eric Massa, former congressman for New York's 29th Congressional District in Rochester. (AP Photo/David Duprey) (Newser) – It's not a good time to be Eric Massa. The former New York congressman is facing a sex harassment complaint from his male former chief of staff—who took a sketchy $40,000 payout from Massa the day after his resignation, reports the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Massa cut the check March 4 for "campaign management;" sources tell the Washington Post that they weren't aware Joseph Racalto was working Massa's campaign. Racalto's attorney acknowledged yesterday that he filed the complaint March 23; it is at least the second Massa faces.