New York Mayor Eric Adams is facing accusations of sexual assault from a former campaign volunteer. The woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, claims Adams sexually assaulted her in August 2020 when she volunteered with his reelection campaign. The accuser alleges that Adams forcibly kissed her, touched her body inappropriately, and propositioned her. “He was very physical with me,” she said, adding that she was scared and felt violated by Adams. Adams has denied the allegations. Through a spokeswoman, he said, “The accusations against me are false and refute any suggestion of inappropriate contact.” He added that the accuser’s account of the incident “is not accurate and does not reflect the reality of my interactions with her.” The accuser has filed a police report against Adams, and the New York Police Department is now investigating the matter. The accuser is also planning to pursue legal action against the mayor. The incident has sparked outrage across the city. Supporters of the accuser have called for Adams to resign, while others have called for an independent investigation into the situation. The allegations come at a time when the #MeToo movement has gained more prominence in the US, leading to a heightened awareness of sexual assault and harassment. The case of the New York Mayor is a reminder that no matter one’s position or status, perpetrators of sexual assault must be held accountable.