“I have nothing to say,” said Councilman Sal Gullace.
BAYONNE — City Council members are mum on allegations that Mayor Jimmy Davis sent lewd text messages to a woman who was fired from her city job in December.
“I have nothing to say,” said Councilman Sal Gullace, one of the five council members who either declined to comment or did not return a phone call.
Asked about the sexts at Wednesday night’s meeting, Business Administrator Joe DeMarco directed The Jersey Journal to the mayor’s spokeswoman “because I’m not speaking on it and I don’t think any other council member will either.”
Stacie Percella, the woman who received the text messages, spoke out publicly for the first time at the City Council meeting Wednesday night, calling on the mayor to resign.
“I didn’t tarnish Jimmy’s reputation. He did that himself,” she said, addressing the council. “Mr. Mayor, again, resign from your position because my truth never changes. And I can say it inside out, backwards, forwards, every which way — how many lies did Jimmy come up with so far?”
Screenshots of some of the lewd text messages, which include pleas from the mayor to have the woman meet him at an Atlantic City hotel and multiple references to oral sex, have been circulating online for weeks.
Percella told The Jersey Journal she had recently rediscovered the messages, some of which date back to 2013, when she was searching for texts Davis sent her about a sexual harassment lawsuit she filed against the city under the previous administration.
She said she was fired from her position as a clerk in the Department of Public Works after a conversation with a constituent that the administration found inappropriate.
A spokesman for Vision Media — the PR firm that is overseeing damage control — called Percella’s allegations …read more
Source:: New Jersey Real -Time News