A village meeting took a bizarre turn on Tuesday night when a local resident took to the podium to publicly accuse Demeza Delhomme, the mayor of Spring Valley, New York, of breaking up his marriage.
The shocking allegation was made by 48-year-old Reginald Alfred, a maintenance worker who spoke out during the meeting to proclaim that "Delhomme is trying to use his power" to get into his home, the Journal News reported.
"He destroyed my house. He destroyed my family," Alfred said before the room erupted into chaos. "I have two daughters."
But Delhomme said that he doesn't know Alfred, as people in the room responded with astonishment.
"I don't know this man," the mayor said. "I've never met this man."
Not everyone was buying that claim, though, with one of the trustees shouting at the mayor in the middle of the furor, "You’re screwing his wife and you said you don’t know him?"
Watch the chaos unfold below:
Some residents, it appeared, were also frustrated with the mayor, according to the Journal News.
"If you really did this, you should be ashamed of yourself," said one unnamed local. "You are supposed to be a counselor, man, to take care of families, not destroy them."
The chaos is reportedly nothing new in Spring Valley government, where the Journal News reported that there has been ongoing consternation and bickering between Delhomme and some of the village trustees.
In an interview with the New York Post on Wednesday, Delhomme said that trustees Asher Grossman and Vilair Fonvil have been out to get him, and likely put Alfred up to speaking at the meeting.
"They’ve been battling me since I got elected," the mayor said. "They put him up to this."
The mayor has reportedly had a series of controversies over the years.
(H/T: Journal News)