Marion Barry has seen his share of troubles during his political career. Lucky for him, none of his troubles have been against the city of D.C. He’s into self-humiliation it seems.
The embattled ex-mayor/current city councilman has long history of scandals starting with the videotape of him in a police sting where he was videotaped smoking crack in a hotel room with an unidentified white woman.
The latest troubles are very simple … younger woman (relatively), older man. Donna Watts-Brighthaupt, 40, and Barry, 73, were involved in a relationship last year and she tried to dump him right before he had a kidney transplant in February, according to the Washington Post. It appears he hasn’t got the message that she wants to be left alone.
The reports are conflicted about him getting arrested for “stalking” her. The police tell a story, he tells a story and she tells a story.
We’ll be awaiting the truth on another date. She’s saying that she had nothing to do with his arrest. He’s saying they had a consensual lunch date, so he wanted to know how they could go from lunch to stalking. Read here for the full story.