Former DC mayor Marion “Crack” Barry now claims that he didn’t realize he was following his girlfriend in traffic when she called 911 to report that he was stalking her.
At a news conference Monday, attorney Frederick Cooke said Barry vehemently denies the allegation by Donna Watts-Brighthaupt, who said the city councilman wouldn’t leave her alone. Barry stood behind Cooke but said nothing. Cooke said Barry and Watts-Brighthaupt were on their way to Rehoboth Beach, Del., on Saturday when she changed her mind. Cooke said the two returned to Washington, and Barry was just driving home when he ended up behind the woman. He said Barry didn’t know where the woman was when he started driving home through the park where the arrest occurred. In a blistering attack, Cooke accused Watts-Brighthaupt of “instability” and “striking out at Mr. Barry,” and insisted that her initial accusation and then her “recanting” it in press reports shows how unstable she is and little credibility she has.
Anybody buying that? Defender of marriage Barry is still married to another woman, btw.