Jackson mayor denies harassment claims, countersues

Jackson’s mayor denied every claim in a sexual harassment suit filed against him in August — from his alleged relationship with a former assistant to an Atlanta party allegedly thrown for him and attended by “strippers wearing only body paint.”

Not only did Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber call those and other claims “false” and “defamatory,” he countersued.

The “statements were made with malice, recklessness and with knowledge that said statements were false,” the countersuit states.

Clarion Ledger