The woman who accused mayoral candidate Scott Stringer of sexual misconduct has now filed an official complaint with state Attorney General Letitia James to investigate her allegations against the city comptroller.
Jean Kim last week alleged publicly that Stringer repeatedly groped her and said, “Why won’t you f–k me?” when she worked as an “unpaid intern” for his 2001 campaign for public advocate. He was an assemblyman at the time.
Stringer has denied wrongdoing but said he had a “consensual” relationship with Kim.
“Jean Kim, through her attorney, has filed this morning a formal complaint with the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) alleging Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment by Scott Stringer while he was a New York State Assemblyman running for the office of Public Advocate,” Kim’s lawyer Patricia Pastor said in a statement.
“Jean will participate fully with the OAG in any investigation it conducts into this matter,” Pastor said.
James’s office did not immediately return calls seeking confirmation of the complaint.
Stringer campaign spokesman Tyrone Stevens said, “We welcome examination of this false allegation by any independent third party, whether that be a government agency or journalist.”
Kim’s bombshell allegations from 20 years ago have rocked Stringer’s mayoral campaign, with many lawmakers and the Working Families Party rescinding their endorsements.
But Stringer said he will stay in the race and issued an email fundraising blast to supporters earlier Tuesday.