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Former NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Problems Mount as Woman Files Sexual Harassment Suit 

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Seems like problems are mounting for former New York City mayoral candidate and former city Comptroller Scott Stringer are mounting.  According to a report in the New York Post, Stringer is now being for sexual harassment by a woman who publicly accused him of inappropriately touching her and repeatedly asking, “Why won’t you f–k me?”

In December 2022, the Post reported that Stringer filed a defamation suit against Kim, saying that she had  “derailed” his bid for mayor last year with sexual assault allegations.

In papers filed in court in December, Stringer called the claims by Jean Kim — who worked on his 2001 campaign for public advocate — “fake” and said they cost him key endorsements and the “goodwill of his supporters and constituents,” the Post reported.

“Many voters were turned off by the notion of supporting a man against whom sexual assault allegations were made,” according to the suit, the Post reported. “A poll conducted in the wake of Kim’s allegations showed a decline in support for Mr. Stringer. Media outlets also observed that the scandal sunk his mayoral campaign.”

The Post reported in December that in addition to having “derailed his 2021 New York City mayoral campaign,” Stringer said Kim “has done irreparable harm to him and his political future by spreading vicious lies, accusing him of a sexual assault two decades ago,” the suit said.

Kim’s lawsuit that was filed on Wednesday at Manhattan Supreme Court claims that when she was interning on Stringer’s 2001 campaign for public advocate, he came on to her during three separate cab rides, and once kissed her, shoving his hands down her pants, as was reported by the Post.

The filing claims that on two of the cab rides, Stringer put his hands on Kim’s thighs, and on the third ride, he kept asking, “Why won’t you f–k me”? The Post reported that Kim claimed in the lawsuit that  none of the touching was consensual and that she had no romantic interest in Stringer. The suit also adds that at the time of the alleged sexual harassment, Stringer was in a relationship with another woman.

Kim also alleges that Stringer attempted to bribe her by offering her the position of the first district leader on Manhattan’s Upper West Side of Asian descent if she would agree to have a sexual encounter with him, the Post reported. .

The paper also reported that when Kim received an honor at a 2008 event, Stringer was miffed that she did not mention the time she spent working on his campaign in her bio and confronted her about it.

According to the suit that was filed, Stringer said, “Your first campaign is like your first boyfriend, you never forget.”

The Post reported that the suit charges that, “Stringer abused his role as a powerful politician, the campaign’s candidate, and as a mentor who Ms. Kim trusted and relied upon.”

Kim filed suit under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which opened a one-year window for adult victims of sexual abuse to sue even if their claims fell outside the statute of limitations, according to the Post report. She’s asking for unspecified damages.

Milt Williams, a lawyer for Stringer said,  “These allegations are baseless lies, which is why we filed a defamation suit three months ago.”

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