Marion Barry Hired Girlfriend While the Two Dated

City records show that former D.C. mayor
Marion Barry hired his former girlfriend soon after they began
dating.

Citing documents, The Washington Post reports that 40-year-old
Donna Watts-Brighthaupt was hired in October to work for Barry, who
is a D.C. Council member. She was paid at least $10,000 from
Barry's taxpayer-funded budget.

Barry was arrested Saturday by U.S. Park Police for allegedly
stalking Watts-Brighthaupt. The 73-year-old former mayor is
scheduled to appear in court Thursday to learn whether the U.S.
attorney will file formal charges.

Watts-Brighthaupt was a political consultant on Barry's 2008
re-election campaign and began dating him last August.

Barry has denied Watts-Brighthaupt's stalking allegations.


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