September 18, 2014
City records show that former D.C. mayor
Marion Barry hired his former girlfriend soon after they began
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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