Brinkerhoff-Riley Has No Response to Allege Threat Towards Former Council Member

Published 05/19 2014 06:22PM

Updated 05/19 2014 06:25PM

The secret recording is not the only controversy following city council member Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley. As we reported Sunday, there are allegations she threatened the life of former city council member Curt John.

John says his wife found a blog post on the City-County Observer website with four "derogatory" statements about him. He says Brinkerhoff-Riley called and admitted she made the post, saying "she didn't know why she did it, and says she blogs too much."

John says he agreed to drop the case after Brinkerhoff-Riley apologized, but the topic is one the 3rd Ward Democrat does not wish to address.

"I wish none of it had happened at all," said John. "I wish my wife hadn't even seen the website. Unfortunately, she did and it escalated to this."

Brinkerhoff-Riley said during today's news conference, "I don't, I don't have a response to that."

John, who called Brinkerhoff-Riley's tone apologetic, says he was surprised to learn she was allegedly behind the messages.

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