Nashville Mayor Resigns After Pleading Guilty to Theft and After Admitting to Having a Two-Year Affair With Her Bodyguard

Married Nashville Mayor Megan Barry beamed in her mugshot after she pleaded guilty to theft and resigned over her extramarital affair with her bodyguard, Sgt Robert Forrest.

The Metro Nashville Police Department released Barry’s glamorous mugshot shortly after she resigned Tuesday morning, nearly five weeks after she admitted to the two-year affair with Forrest.

‘I sincerely hope and believe my actions will not tarnish or otherwise detract from the work that they (city employees) do,’ Barry said in her statement at the Metro courthouse on Public Square.

Barry said it has been her ‘honor and privilege’ to serve as mayor and urged the public to stand by her successor, Vice Mayor David Briley.

She praised Nashville’s ability to get over any obstacle that it encounters, adding that it will in the years ahead ‘continue its steady march toward the very top of the list of great American cities’.

‘It’s a continued climb that I will watch but I will watch as a private citizen. I love you Nashville,’ she concluded.

Barry appeared in criminal court early Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty to felony theft of property over $10,000 related to the affair.

Dressed in all black, Barry told the judge that she agreed to reimburse the city $11,000 in restitution, and serve three years probation. Her resignation was part of a plea deal negotiated with District Attorney Glenn Funk.

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Source: Daily Mail