KC councilman acknowledges online relationship


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Kansas City councilman has acknowledged an online relationship with a woman involving suggestive text messages but denies the relationship had anything to do with his decision to help bring an event to Kansas City.

Councilman Michael Brooks says in a letter to other council members he’s sorry for “the horrible lack of judgment” in becoming involved online with the woman.

Brooks’ comments followed a report Wednesday by KSHB-TV (http://bit.ly/14C66p9) quoting the unidentified woman as saying Brooks sent her messages that included photographs of his naked torso. She says she shared the photos last year with organizers of an event that was to feature boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Brooks says the relationship didn’t influence his decision to help get $15,000 in city money for the event, which was later canceled.

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