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Florida City Commissioner Accused Of Licking Men's Faces

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If you've been keeping track of the U.S. political landscape, then you know that it's been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for a few politicians.

As scandals rock Virginia's Democratic party (Lieutenant Governor, Justin Fairfax has been accused of sexual assault while Attorney General Mark Herring and Governor Ralph Northam are both under fire for wearing blackface), Florida's Madeira Beach is currently without a city commissioner.

The city's most recent commissioner, Nancy Oakley, handed in her resignation this week after allegations of harassment, specifically licking and groping, were made against her.

According to the reports, former City Manager Shane Crawford filed the complaint against Oakley with the Florida Commission on Ethics two years ago.

He alleged that the politician licked "up the side of his neck and face" then groped his butt and crotch while they attended a public event more than five years ago.

The ethics commission report revealed that when Crawford's assistant and now-wife called her out for the inappropriate behavior, she "threw a punch" at her.  

Shane CrawfordTampa Bay Times

In an interview with Bay 9 News, Crawford opened up about the incident, explaining that Oakley had a "habit of licking men that either she was attracted to or thought that she had authority over."

He added, "She starts here and goes all the way up to the point where you can't stand it anymore and that's after consuming enough [alcohol] and smoking enough cigarettes."

After investigating the case, the ethics commission fined Oakley $5,000 in January, and asked that Governor Ron De Santis publicly censure and reprimand her for violating the state's ethics rules.

Oakley finally made the "difficult decision" to step down from her role, but she wasn't going to run for another term anyway.

β€œIt is really a sad thing. She will certainly be missed by myself and rest of commission,” Mayor Maggi Black said. β€œI just hope we can all come together and be the quaint little fishing village we used to be.”

Despite claiming that "it is time for us all to move on," Oakley, who has insisted on being innocent, is reportedly planning to appeal the ethics commissions ruling.

[H/T: Tampa Bay Times]

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