Mayor Andy Berke: Allegations of affair are 'absolutely false'

Mayor Andy Berke speaks to media outside Calvary Chapel about a domestic assault case involving his advisor Lacie Stone and her husband, Bobby, after the mayor appeared at the Chattanooga Police Department's annual awards ceremony on Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Chattanooga. Berke declined to answer questions about the case, citing its ongoing nature.

"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.