A meeting opened to the public in a New York town erupted into chaos Tuesday night as a resident accused the Mayor of having sex with his wife.
Reginald Alfred approached the microphone at the Rockland County village meeting and started sharing details of how Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme ruined his 12-year marriage, The Journal News reported.
Alfred, who is a 48-year-old maintenance man, claimed that the mayor destroyed his family with his actions by using his ‘power’ to sleep with his wife.
‘Mr. Delhomme is trying to use his power to get into my house,’ Alfred said during the intense meeting.
‘He destroyed my house. He destroyed my family. I have two daughters.’
Another resident yelled to the mayor asking if he knew Alfred’s wife, and he responded: ‘I know everybody in this community. I don’t know the person.’
Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme (above) is being accused of ruining Reginald Alfred’s 12-year marriage by allegedly having sex with his wife
Alfred had left the mic but returned at least once more and called the mayor a ‘liar.’
‘I saw him in my house for Thanksgiving with the food inside,’ Alfred told the crowd of residents and city officials.
He explained that his wife works at the bank that mayor goes to, but Delhomme kept denying his claims about the affair or that he knew his wife.
Alfred did not provide any physical evidence of the accusations he lodged at the mayor during the meeting.
Despite having no evidence, several people in the crowd can be heard in the video from the meeting cheering their support for Alfred.
‘If you really did this, you should be ashamed of yourself,’ one resident can be heard saying while speaking at the podium.
‘You are supposed to be a counselor, man, to take care of families, not destroy them.’
In another outburst at the meeting, village trustee Vilair Fonvil yelled: ‘You’re screwing his wife and you said you don’t know him?’
The shouting match at the village’s municipal office (above) calmed down as Emilia White, the deputy mayor, defused the situation after it last for more than 19 minutes
The shouting match at the village’s municipal office calmed down as Emilia White, the deputy mayor, defused the situation after it last for more than 19 minutes.
While speaking to the New York Post, Delhomme denied Alfred’s allegations and said he filed a police report after the meeting Tuesday.
‘I wish that man would get some kind of psychiatric help. I feel so bad for these kids involved,’ Delhomme told the Post of Alfred’s two daughters.
The mayor admitted to the Post that Alfred’s wife does indeed work at the bank he goes to, but he would not say if he knew her on a more personal level.
‘I don’t owe anyone that information,’ Delhomme told the Post.
Delhomme believes that the infidelity accusation is part of smear campaign by village trustees Vilair Fonvil and Asher Grossman
The Democratic mayor thinks this is part of an alleged smear campaign by two of the city’s trustees, Asher Grossman and Fonvil, according to the Post.
‘They’ve been battling me since I got elected,’ Delhomme told the Post. ‘They put him up to this.’
This is not the first time Delhomme has been involved in a scandal.
The mayor, who presides over the small village of 32,000 residents, pledged in November to cut any Jewish developer projects in secretly recorded conversations, citing that it was revenge for their lack of support in his 2013 election.
Delhomme believes that the infidelity accusation is part of smear campaign by village trustees Vilair Fonvil (above) and Asher Grossman
Since the aftermath of his comments being made public, he has tweeted several photos himself with orthodox Jewish people.
Last January, during a huge snowstorm, he ordered the Department of Public Works to install a generator at his girlfriend’s house.
In August of 2014, Delhomme was jailed for contempt of court charges, because he refused to fulfill a judge’s request that he open a community center in Spring Valley for a summer day camp. He spent four days in jail and was then released.
He was also caught on camera saying that he is ‘the king of the village’ during a June 8 local government meeting that also turned sour.
Delhomme was elected mayor in 2013 when he defeated an incumbent who was under federal indictment for corruption, according to WCBS.