Florida politician resigns over accusations she licked men's faces

A Florida politician has resigned following allegations of licking men’s faces

A Florida politician has resigned following allegations of licking men’s faces

City Commissioner Nancy Oakley tendered her resignation Tuesday, the day before the city commission censured her for publicly licking a former city manager's face, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

In her resignation letter, Oakley insisted she was innocent of the allegation and planned to appeal the ethics violation ruling, according to WTSP TV.

Madeira Beach City Commissioner Nancy Oakley handed in her resignation Tuesday. The sponsor of the fishing tournament where Oakley allegedly licked the city manager said she had licked his face and the faces of volunteers at other fishing tournaments.

The ethics complaint stated that Oakley licked City Manager Shane Crawford "up the side of his neck and face".

Oakley, who also admitted she had been drinking, asked that McGrady be removed even though she was acting as deputy city clerk and taking the minutes. Former mayor Travis Palladeno said he saw Oakley say at the event: "You need to get that fucking b [itch] out of here", referring to McGrady. He filed a formal complaint against Oakley in 2017 when she filed for re-election.

The Commission announced January 30 it had determined Oakley violated the state's ethics code with her "inappropriate behavior" toward city staff.

Crawford, fearing retribution, did not immediately report the incident because Oakley was one of his superiors, the station reported.

Crawford didn't report the incident at the time as he was afraid of getting fired, The Miami Herald previously noted.

"The act of licking a person on the face and neck is too unusual to be contrived by multiple witnesses and multiple victims", he wrote.

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