Nashvilles Music Loving Mayor Megan Barry Resigns in Wake of Adultery Scandal

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Nashvilles Music Loving Mayor Megan Barry Resigns in Wake of Adultery Scandal

The most famously music industry-friendly mayor in America has resigned. Nashville's highly popular Mayor Megan Barry stepped down from her position on Tuesday after pleading guilty to felony theft, a charge related to her extramarital affair with a former police bodyguard who was alleged to have received overtime pay for personal time he spent with Barry unrelated to city business.

Since the scandal erupted six weeks ago, Barry had repeatedly apologized and vowed to remain in office to pursue her agenda, which included an impending May public referendum on a mass transit plan designed to relieve congestion in one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. But after recent revelations of just how much bonus pay her ex-bodyguard, Sgt. Robert Forrest, had received, even supporters among Barry's progressive Democratic base began urging her resignation.

Among those saddened by the scandal and resignation was country star Maren Morris. 'I get why it had to be this way, but I'm very sad Megan Barry is resigning,' Morris tweeted Tuesday.

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Posted By: variety.com

Date Posted: Wed, 7 Mar 2018, 02:02 pm

Tags: Megan Barry

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