Former Portland Mayor Sam Adams accused of sexual harassment by ex-staffer

Former Portland Mayor Sam Adams accused of sexual harassment by ex-staffer
Portland Mayor Sam Adams (Image: KOIN video screen grab)

[Ed. – Cavalcade of perverts: He admitted to sleeping with a teenager.]

The executive assistant of former Portland Mayor Sam Adams on Thursday accused Adams of unwanted sexual behavior and comments and frequent attempts at drunk driving.

In a letter emailed just before midnight to Portland’s city commissioners, the mayor and other top officials, Adams’ former executive assistant Cevero Gonzalez alleged Adams made sexually charged comments in the workplace and behaved erratically. Willamette Week first reported the accusations.

Adams denied the allegations in a text to The Oregonian/OregonLive. He said he will “gladly participate” in an investigation and that he looks “forward to its findings.”

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“Sexual harassment is a real problem in the workplace,” Adams said. “I did not sexually harass Mr. Gonzalez, but I think allegations like his should be thoroughly investigated.”

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