East Orange Mayor Stands His Ground In Wake Of Scandal
By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
May 3, 2013
East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser is refusing to step down after the latest revelation in the ongoing sexual harassment case brought by a former city employee.
With his wife by his side Mayor Bowser fiercely defended his marriage and his political record as mayor for the last 16 years. Bowser accused his political opponents of using the information obtained in a sealed deposition as a way for them to advance their own political agendas.
“They are trying to make a private issue in my marriage of 24 years into a political issue just before a critical election that will determine the future of the city of East Orange.”
Earlier this week six council members demanded Bowser’s resignation when it was revealed that he had admitted to having a sexual relationship with a former office employee.