David Stewart, the mayor of Lantana Florida, is accused of soliciting sex from one of his constituents in exchange for having speed bumps installed. The Florida Commission on Ethics has found probable cause that the mayor ‘misused his position to obtain a sexual benefit for himself.’
His accuser, Catherine Padilla, a caregiver for the elderly, had filed two complaints against Stewart, one that he made sexual innuendo towards her during a banquet dinner; the second is his sex for speed bumps gambit. While the commission dismissed the first claim, they have decided to move forward with a trial for the second.
Stewart denies the accusation.
According to NBC News….
“Padilla said she befriended the mayor three years ago while advocating for speed bumps on her street, which is down the road from an elementary and middle school, she said.
She said she saw people speeding down the road creating “treacherous conditions” for the children. But after one lunch with Stewart, she claims he drove her to a motel and suggested they ‘occupy a room’ together, according to documents from the commission.
She says she declined his advances and Stewart brought Padilla home. Padilla says she repeatedly received calls from Stewart telling her she could still change her mind and sleep with him in exchange for the speed bumps.”
Padilla goes on to claim that while he threatened to derail her attempt to get her speed bumps, she went before Lantana officials and plead her case. They eventually installed them. However, once they were done, she claims that Stewart once again propositioned her and threatened to remove them if she didn’t oblige.
People were grossed out.
This is so Donald Trump.
— Potato from the Future (@OldRussetPotato) November 1, 2018
Florida, Florida, Florida. Get it together.
— Lisa says (@brunofan2012) November 1, 2018
I’ll stick with the fast traffic, thank you.
— Alan Robinson (@alanedmund) November 1, 2018
Many couldn’t resist a joke.
hump for a bump..
— Larry McIntosh (@larrymcintosh1) October 31, 2018
Isn't that what they call sex with the mayor? A speed bump.
— Robert J (@robteri91) October 31, 2018
Guess the person who wanted speed bumps took a look at the mayor and said ain’t no way. ????
— bradsherry (@wideslapper) October 31, 2018
SAY what? he needed speed bumps in order to have sex talk about not being able to get it up.
— John Q Henderson (@jqh5551) November 1, 2018
bumpy ride in exchange for a bumpy ride
— John Atyxyt (@mexicanwilddog) October 31, 2018
Well isn’t that appropriate:
We call them humps in Barbados pic.twitter.com/hf1q7uc9GF
— ken crichlow (@ken_crichlow) November 1, 2018
Even Jimmy Kimmel got in on the act:
Oh 2018, you just won’t quit, will you?