Corruption

East Orange, NJ City Council Wants Four-Term, 77-Year-Old Incumbent Mayor Out After Admission of Extramarital Affair With City Worker

Democrat is facing a primary in the one-party town in June

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A majority of the East Orange city council called for longtime Mayor Robert Bowser, who is feverishly seeking reelection, to step down following the latest revelations in a sexual discrimination suit filed by his former employee.

On Tuesday, several council members received voluminous copies of previously undisclosed depositions where Bowser admitted having a sexual relationship with Corletta Hicks, his research assistant at the time.