Councilman Andy King accused again of harassment

Posted: Updated:
THE BRONX -

City Councilman Andy King is facing more harassment allegations.

The City Council’s Committee on Standards and Ethics listed the allegations against the sitting council member Monday, which include sexual and other harassment accusations.

King was forced to take sensitivity training last year following different accusations of a similar nature, which cost the taxpayers $3,500.

MORE: Bronx Councilman Andy King accused of sexual harassment

But the new charges also involve his wife, Neva Shillingford-King. The City Council confirmed she is accused of harassing one of King's staffers. The Council committee also claims Andy King allowed an aide with a high enough position to repeatedly threaten a subordinate with violence during office and work functions — one time following through with those threats.

The committee also said King has refused to "cooperate with the investigation and only made himself available for five minutes to discuss a separate, but related investigation, into one of his staff members."

The City Council will now review the report and pursue an additional investigation as necessary. Then they say they will recommend charges to the committee as they see fit.

Councilman King has not returned News 12’s calls to comment.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."