In the newly released messages, sent between and , Kilpatrick and Christine Beatty discussed their sexual encounters, their romantic feelings and the possibility of marriage, often using the n-word to refer to one another. Kilpatrick and Beatty, both 37, were married with children at the time of the affair. In a September message, Beatty wrote, "I have wanted to hold you so badly all day, but I was trying to stay focused on work. So, I promise, not to keep you longer than 15 minutes. On March 24, Kilpatrick and Beatty were charged with perjury and obstruction of justice in a count indictment. The charges stemmed from their alleged attempt to hide their love affair by dismissing a police officer investigating misconduct in the mayor's protection unit, and then lying about the affair and the officer's firing while under oath.
Historical background[ edit ] The controversy started from a wild party, alleged to have occurred on Labor Day weekend of , involving strippers at the official residence of the mayor—the city-owned Manoogian Mansion. It was alleged by former members of the mayor's Executive Protection Unit that the mayor's wife, Carlita Kilpatrick, came home unexpectedly and upon discovering Kwame with the strippers began to attack one of the women. The stripper, Tamara Greene, was murdered in April 30, Later, in , Detroit Police Lieutenant Gary Brown sued Kilpatrick and the City of Detroit, asserting that he was transferred out of his homicide unit to prevent him from investigating the Tamara Greene murder.
Text messages involving ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick released
Read texts from the Detroit Free Press There's Kilpatrick's wife, Carlita, texting her straying husband in May that she "had a bad dream last night The messages, in the thousands, are just a thimble of the hundreds of thousands possessed by the Wayne County prosecutor's office for use in the criminal case against Beatty and Kilpatrick. They were charged with perjury and other crimes last year after texts published by the Detroit Free Press contradicted their courtroom denials of an affair.
They were right outside the door, they bodyguards had to have hear everything CB: So we are officially busted! LOL CB: I believe it was my only opportunity.