Mayoral hopeful Scott Stringer is being accused of hypocrisy for having ripped public figures over the sex-harassment claims against them — while saying he deserves the benefit of the doubt in his own case.
Stringer issued scathing statements in 2018 saying he believed the accuser who claimed then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.
Kavanaugh flatly denied the accusation and ended up being confirmed to the nation’s top court.
Stringer, currently New York City’s comptroller, also wrote a letter in late November 2019 to McDonald’s board chairman, Enrique Hernandez Jr., about the company’s handling of CEO Steven Easterbrook after Easterbrook’s alleged sexual misconduct.
Mayoral candidate Scott Stringer is being accused of hypocrisy over the sexual harassment claims made against him.Lev Radin/LightRocket via Getty Images
Stringer, as overseer of the city’s pension funds, which include investments in McDonald’s, wrote that the company should have fired Hernandez “with cause,’’ thus reducing his severance package, because he “clearly violated an express