New York City Comptroller and current Mayoral candidate Scott Stringer was accused of sexual assault by a former campaign intern on Wednesday.
Jean Kim said Stringer, a Democrat, assaulted her when she worked for his campaign 20 years ago.
Stringer denied the allegations and said he had an “on-and-off” consensual relationship with his accuser.
“First, I want to make it clear that I unequivocally condemn sexual harassment of any kind. Sexual harassment is unacceptable,” Stringer said at a presser on Wednesday alongside his wife.
“This isn’t me,” Stringer said. “I am going to fight for the truth, because these allegations are false. The behavior described is inaccurate, and completely antithetical to the way I have conducted my life.”
Jean Kim spoke out publicly on Wednesday as well and asserted Stringer “inappropriately and relentlessly pursued a sexual relationship” with her and asked her more than once, “Why won’t you f—k me?”
“One evening, shortly before the