Stringer Denies Sexual Abuse Accusations, Mayoral Rivals Call on Him To Withdraw

Scott Stringer, the New York City comptroller and mayoral candidate, on Wednesday categorically denied accusations that he sexua
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Scott Stringer, the New York City comptroller and mayoral candidate, on Wednesday categorically denied accusations that he sexually abused and harassed a woman two decades ago during his campaign for NYC public advocate, saying that the two had a strictly consensual "on and off" relationship.

Stringer, a Democrat who is considered one of the leading candidates in the race for mayor, finds himself facing a crisis after Jean Kim, a longtime lobbyist, accused Stringer of repeatedly groping and kissing her when she said she worked as an unpaid intern in 2001.

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