Ms. Kim’s accusations come about eight weeks earlier than the Democratic major on June 22, which can seemingly decide the subsequent mayor.
At his personal information convention, Mr. Stringer advised that his relationship with Ms. Kim was pleasant till 2013, when he didn’t give her a job on his marketing campaign for comptroller.
(Ms. Kim’s lawyer mentioned that she didn’t imagine that Ms. Kim had utilized for a job on Mr. Stringer’s marketing campaign that 12 months.)
“Sexual harassment is unacceptable,” Mr. Stringer informed reporters. “I imagine girls have the suitable and must be inspired to return ahead. They should be heard. However this isn’t me. I didn’t do that.”
Restricted early polling exhibits Mr. Stringer in third place within the crowded mayoral discipline, behind Andrew Yang, the 2020 presidential candidate, and Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president. However his marketing campaign just lately gained some key endorsements, and allies mentioned they have been involved that the accusations might injury his possibilities.
Mr. Stringer has solid himself as an ardent progressive in recent times. In March, he known as for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who additionally faces allegations of sexual misconduct, to resign.
By yesterday afternoon, a few of Mr. Stringer’s opponents have been calling on him to drop out of the race.