A second woman has come forward in an interview detailing allegations of groping and sexual harassment by New York City Comptroller and current Democratic mayoral candidate Scott Stringer, some five weeks after a former intern made similar accusations of the longtime politician.
Teresa Logan, reportedly a former employee of Stringer’s nearly three decades ago, told The New York Times that he once groped her as she carried trays at Uptown Local, an Upper West Side bar, and made unwanted sexual advances, “including kissing and groping, outside the workplace at least twice and treating her in a manner that often made her uncomfortable.”
The alleged misconduct unfolded back in 1992, when Logan was 18 and Stringer 32, back before he was in public life. According to the report, Stringer co-founded and helped to run Uptown Local during the time of Logan’s employment. Within three weeks of starting the position, Logan said she was carrying trays up a flight of chairs when Stringer was on his way down.
“He just, like, totally pats me on the butt, and like, squeezes it,” she told the Times. “I had no way of reacting. My hands weren’t free to even protect myself.”
Later, after a night of work, Logan said she and Stringer were drinking and decided to move to another bar. Instead, walked to a building that turned out to be Stringer’s apartment. Logan said she refused his request to go upstairs but he “began to kiss and grope her.”
“It was almost like this out-of-body experience, where I’m like, ‘What do I do, like this is my boss,’” she said. “Meanwhile he’s like, his hand going up my skirt, and my chest.”
Logan told the NY Times that she concluded Stringer was a creep and tried to move past his repeated advances, which she said stopped with Stringer blaming his behavior on being drunk. Her sister and friend told the newspaper that they did recall Logan talking about the unwanted advances at the time.
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SOURCE: NBC New York