INGLEWOOD – Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. continues to [allegedly] dodge a deposition in an ongoing lawsuit filed by his ex-aide Melanie McDade. In the meantime, more details continue to leak from the case that appears to corroborate claims made by McDade that the mayor was retaliating against her out of fear she was intimately involved with another man.
2UrbanGirls is in receipt of a couple of text messages where the mayor [allegedly] acknowledges that women in Inglewood City Hall have too much access to the going on’s in his and McDade’s relationship.
“Sheila should have never been involved with us…she envied my love for you…”
He specifically mentions “Sheila” who is believed to be the sister of the City’s redevelopment agency attorney Royce K. Jones. Sheila was given a managerial role in the City’s information technology department, along with a six figure salary.
McDade previously recalled being “yelled at and reduced to tears” on the 9th floor, with no one coming to her assistance. The text messages appear to corroborate who was doing the yelling and why.
The text messages also reference “Cinder” who is believed to be a member of the Inglewood Police Department’s homeless outreach team.
City Hall insiders allege one of Cinder’s family members is working in the finance department, while another family member is alleged to be in business with the mayor.
Time will tell if the mayor will sit down for his deposition, or drag this out until after November elections.