Nashville Mayor Resigns After Felony Sex Scandal

Posted March 08, 2018

Both BARRY's and FORREST's pleas and sentences were the result of negotiated agreements with the DA's office.

"We had an affair, and it was wrong, and we shouldn't have done it", Barry said. The AP said she received three years of probation and was ordered to pay an $11,000 fine in restitution, after allegedly causing thousands of dollars from the city's funds to be spent in an unlawful manner. He was also given three years probation and as a term of that probation, he is required to reimburse Nashville $45,000 paid to him as a salary.

There's never a good time for a sex/financial scandal, but it was particularly bad timing for Barry, whose signature public transportation initiative is going before Nashville voters in May. Vice Mayor David Briley will be sworn in as acting mayor at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Barry did not address the criminal charges that prompted her resignation. Her 22-year-old son died last summer of an apparent drug overdose.

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"My time today as mayor concludes". No one is as excited about this city, and its bright and limitless future, than I am.

"The mass transit seems like it's awfully expensive and an bad lot of work to be done, which I'm not sure we really need", Dodson said. And I sincerely hope and believe that my own actions will not tarnish or otherwise detract from all of their great work.

Barry finished her speech with, "It has been my honor and it has been the privilege of my entire professional life to have the blessing and the opportunity to be your mayor". Thank you in advance for the support that I am sure you will give to Mayor Briley in the days and weeks ahead.

"I'm very sorry - just sorry for her family, the security guard's family, and the city that we'd have such a huge distraction like that", said Chris Dodson, another Nashvillian. "I felt safer as an artist in Nashville", Morris admitted via Twitter.

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Agents reported that after a search warrant obtained Barry's cellphone, there was evidence that Barry committed two state crimes.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Forrest used a work phone to take two photos while on duty.

Forrest was the only security guard traveling with Barry on at least 10 trips she took funded by taxpayer money, according to The Tennessean.

"In our 20 years in Nashville, the Predators have enjoyed great relationships with Mayors Phil Bredesen, Bill Purcell, Karl Dean and Megan Barry, highlighted most recently by our collaboration with city leadership at the 2016 All-Star Game and during our magical run during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs".

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