Jackson mayor responds to sexual discrimination suit

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) – Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber said he will comply with requests for DNA and other items listed in a federal lawsuit against him.

Former executive assistant Kimberly Bracey filed a sexual harassment suit in federal court asking for Yarber’s DNA sample and copies of emails, texts, Facebook messages, as well as audio or video recordings between the two.

“It is unfortunate, but not surprising, that as our campaign builds momentum and gains more support that political gamesmanship would rear its ugly, divisive head,” the mayor said Thursday. “This less than two weeks before Jackson voters go to the polls. Although the timing is unfortunate and highly questionable, I am confident that Jackson won’t be distracted by the same petty political games we saw in the recent presidential election.”