"I know the mayor, and I believe and trust him. If he denies it, that's good enough for me. So I don't think I need to go any further than that."
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke on Wednesday denied allegations that he maintained a sexual relationship with a senior adviser, while the county's district attorney said he might ask for an investigation into a related domestic dispute.
Berke issued a statement Wednesday denying allegations that arose after his adviser's husband, 54-year-old Bobby Stone, was arrested for domestic assault this weekend. As soon as Stone went to jail, rumors began to spread that he attacked his wife, Lacie Stone, 38, after discovering she was allegedly involved romantically with Berke, who is also married.
Berke said Bobby Stone was lying.