SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A Suffolk city councilman is denying an accusation of sexual harassment.
The city confirmed to 10 On Your Side that they had received a complaint about an unnamed council member.
WAVY News 10’s Chris Horne spoke to Milteer Wednesday, who confirmed he was the subject of the complaint.
“There are no true facts” in the claim, Milteer said from his home in Whaleyville.
He says he was on a city-sponsored trip to Miami earlier this month with two other city officials. He said they all flew there together and stayed in separate hotel rooms.
According to Milteer, the person filing the complaint with the city alleges that Milteer called her hotel room and sexually harassed her over the phone. Milteer told 10 On Your Side he made no such call, has never harassed the woman and believes it is a case of political revenge. Milteer supported the woman’s opponent when she had earlier run for public office.
“I endorsed her opponent and she told me ‘I’ll get you… I’ll get you back.’ “
Milteer says he’s never had anyone accuse him of sexual harrassment, sexual assault or anything similar in his many years in office. He plans to go back to the work of representing the people of the Whaleyville section of Suffolk – a post he has held for 38 years.