New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, also a favorite of the Big Apple mayor, was charged on Wednesday Sexual harassment and touching By a woman who interned with him twenty years ago.
At a press conference near Stringer’s Manhattan office, Jean Kim stated that when he participated in the Ombudsman’s activities as an unpaid companion in 2001, He “relentlessly” tried to establish a sexual relationshipAccording to local media reports, she harassed her and touched her improperly.
“I tried my best to leave this period of life behind, forget everything, and move on, but now I have taken steps because Forced to watch it on TV in the living room every day, pretending to be a rights defender According to the channel Pix 11, when I know the truth, how many women make me feel sick.
He said, among other things, Stringer put his hand on him “On the thigh and between the legs” and asked “to know why she didn’t have sex with him”; He assured that he had never discussed these incidents before due to fear of retaliation, and called for an investigation and resignation from public office.
Stringer, who Join the Democratic PartyThere was no immediate response to these allegations, but a statement denying the facts was issued to the media before the meeting this morning.
“I firmly believe that all survivors of bullying have the right to speak up. I will keep comments until this person has a chance to share their story. Now, let me be clear: these allegations are incorrect and do not reflect my interaction with anyone, including any women or members of my team.
ThisDemocratic primaries for the mayor of New York They were held on June 22. The 60-year-old Comptroller is one of the four hottest contests. Twelve politicians appeared in this contest, including former US presidential candidate Andrew Young (Andrew Young). Yang).
After Kim’s accusationThree representatives of the progressive party who had supported Stringer’s party, Senators Alessandra Biaggi and Julia Salazar and congresswoman Yuh-Line Niou issued a statement, and they also mentioned targeting Governor Andrew Cuomo. Allegations.
“Our commitment to the government, workplace and society without harassment is firm, and Our zero tolerance standard for sexual assault applies to abusers such as Andrew Cuomo, (If not more) to our friends. The standard applies to all those who regulate or stop abuse,” they wrote.