Maren Morris Reveals Nashville's Mayor Barry Helped Her With 'Terrifying' Stalker

Sources: Nashville mayor expected to resign

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry resigned Tuesday amid a scandal that saw her plead guilty to felony theft related to an extramarital affair she had with a former bodyguard.

She said nothing illegal took place during the affair and that the relationship with Forrest has since ended.

"Barry appeared in court Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty to theft of property over $10,000 - a Class C Felony". In some instances, there were no events on Barry's calendar during hours Forrest earned overtime pay.

The Nashville Metropolitan Council was investigating whether public money was misused in trips and overtime expenses in relation to the affair.

Barry was indicted just days after a judge in Nashville issued a search warrant based on a request from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation seeking to take possession of Barry's cell phone. Barry said any photos of her would have been taken without her knowledge or consent. Barry claims that her trips as mayor of Nashville were for business, including trips to Paris and Athens.

"In our 20 years in Nashville, the Predators have enjoyed great relationships with Mayors Phil Bredesen, Bill Purcell, Karl Dean and Megan Barry, highlighted most recently by our collaboration with city leadership at the 2016 All-Star Game and during our magical run during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs".

In a statement, Barry said while her time as "mayor concludes today", her "unwavering love and honest affection for this wonderful city and its great people shall never come to an end".

Barry had been facing several investigations since the affair came to light. He was also given three years probation and as a term of that probation, he is required to reimburse Nashville $45,000 paid to him as a salary.

Barry's exit comes after she admitted January 31 to a almost two-year affair with Forrest, who retired that same day. Even after admitting affair, a new Vanderbilt University poll found her with job approval from 61 percent of Nashvillains, although that poll concluded prior to the explosive revelations detailed in the TBI affidavit.

Elected in September 2015, Barry was praised by liberals and has been popular with Nashville residents. Forrest broke the news to Barry, The Tennessean reports.

She also tweeted out a similar sentiment, which links to another statement, also echoing the same feelings. She denied breaking the law, rebuffed calls for her resignation, and said her husband remained committed to their marriage.

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