Florida Politician, Who Allegedly Licked Men's Faces, Has Resigned

Frederick Owens
February 9, 2019

A politician from Madeira Beach, Florida, resigned Tuesday following claims she licked the face and neck of a city official before groping him while drunk at a fishing tournament in 2012. Crawford said Oakley "then grabbed his crotch, and slowly licked him from his Adam's apple all the way up his face".

Despite claiming she is totally innocent of the charges, Madeira Beach City Commissioner Nancy Oakley resigned on Tuesday, Fox News reported. She was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine after an administrative law judge ruled against her and the ethics commission recommended that the governor censure her.

A former city official reportedly filed the ethics complaint against Oakley two years ago, saying she'd sexually harassed him by licking his face and groping him at a public event. The details are a bit convoluted, but Oakley took issue with the presence of Crawford's executive assistant, Cheryl McGrady. Oakley didn't run for re-election in 2013, and Crawford temporarily dropped the issue.

She also called her resignation "a hard decision" that she made to "still the controversy" over her alleged behavior, the outlet reported.

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'We believe that this is the right thing for the organization to do and shows that we are committed to moving the organization forward, ' said current City Manager Jonathan Evans, according to WTSP.

A Florida ethics commission did an investigation and concluded that "The act of licking a person on the face and neck is too unusual to be contrived by multiple witnesses and multiple victims".

In her letter announcing her resignation, Oakley again denied licking or touching Crawford and said she was stepping down to 'still the controversy'.

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