Detroit that is. Maybe you heard of the text-message scandal of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his chief of Staff Christine Beatty. Unfamiliar? Click here.
Kwame is currently serving a 120-day sentence in jail and now Beatty will begin hers.
With Christine Beatty going to jail in January, the family's focus is on the well-being of her daughters, ages 8 and 10.
"I'm sure that they will be well taken care of, but that's still their mother who's going to jail," said Chris Beatty Sr., 60, uncle to Christine's ex-husband, Lou. "The concern is how the children will fare."
For now, the family will concentrate on child care issues before Christine Beatty reports to jail Jan. 5 to serve 120 days. Source
I know she lied under oath but I can't helpo but feel sorry for her having been through such public humiliation and now having to go to jail leaving her children behind.
All of this for Kwame Kilpatrick, ugh!
In a six degrees kinda sidenote. I met Kwame Kilpatrick when I was in undergrad. I went to Washington, DC as part of this Environmental Justice group and he spoke to us. Back then, Kilpatrick was heralded as a young, up and coming politician. He had been elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1996 to a seat his mother Carolyn-Cheeks Kilpatrick had recently vacated. I was proud of him too.
I want to focus on Beatty for a moment. If you read through some of the lurid text-messages (and I did. lol) Beatty comes across as a love-lorn loon hopelessly waiting in the wings for this married man to leave his wife and wisk her away. Beatty also was married at the time. She divorced Lou Beatty in 2006.Source
Are women still playing the concubine secretly hoping that their married lover will leave his wife for her in 2008? Seriously? Beatty is no spring chicken. This is an accomplished, educated woman of thirty-eight playing out in real life some Waiting to Exhale character.
I hope she can recover, for her sake and her girls.
What say you?
Here she pleads guilty: