Cleveland Mayor Blasts TV Station for Airing Drag Photos

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Plain Dealer

East Cleveland- Mayor Eric Brewer blasted a local television station Thursday, one day after it aired photographs that purported to show the mayor wearing a wig and lingerie.

The news conference came less than a week before voters decide if he should be re-elected.

Brewer refused to say–and would not deny–if the person in the photographs was him. But he criticized WKYC Channel 3, saying the station aired the story Wednesday without contacting him for comment. He demanded the station reveal how it obtained the photos.

“I had not seen any of the pictures until WKYC‘s broadcast yesterday evening,” Brewer said, reading a statement outside his campaign headquarters, next to City Hall on Euclid Avenue.

Brewer accused his mayoral opponent, City Council President Gary Norton, and members of the Police Department of circulating copies of the photos. More…