Second Woman Claims Sexual Relationship With Congressman
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A second woman has come forward saying she had a sexual relationship with Congressman Scott DeJarlais (R-Tenn.) while she was under his medical care.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press, interviewed the woman who said they started dating in 2000 and their affair lasted six months. The unidentified woman alleged she and DesJarlais smoked marijuana together, and she said he even prescribed her pain medication on dates.
Sunday, DesJarlais's campaign released a statement. They say the allegations are part of a smear campaign.
"It is clear that the Chattanooga Times Free Press has no interest in informing their readers about the real issues facing Tennesseans. Rather than focusing solely on a 14-year-old divorce, why don't they talk to the congressman's wife, Amy, who he has been married to for more than 10 years?" DesJarlais's campaign manager Brandon Lewis said in response to the newspaper's article.
"The woman mentioned in this article has reached out to both the congressman's wife and the paper to express concerns about her statements being taken out of context and factual inaccuracies contained in this article," said Lewis.
The pro-life lawmaker first came under fire when a phone call transcript was released in which he urged his mistress to get an abortion.