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.’
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 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.
SOURCE: REGINA F. GRAHAM