Tuesday, April 30, 2019
PATTIE LABELLE WAS RIGHT TO BOOT HIM OFF STAGE!?! KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI STATE REP. DARON MCGEE RESIGNS AMID SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS!!!
Not only is Patti LaBelle one the greatest American soul singers in history, she makes great pies and it turns out she's a pretty good judge of character.
Background, only longtime urban core denizens remember this one, back in 2007 Daron McGee was booted off stage by Pattie Labelle in one of the greatest rebukes of a local politico in the 21st century.
A report from wayback when a bit of close dancing and ensuing banter evoked ire from the musical legend: "Patti stop(ed) the music and immediately chews the bitch out. She tells him “You’re rude! You are very frickin’ rude! I don’t play that! This is not Lil’ Kim! Do you know who I am?!”
To be fair, Ms. Labelle makes it a habit to fire fans off stage at will and she does it repeatedly and fantastically.
We had stopped mentioning this for awhile out of respect for this politico's seemingly bright future. Now, all bets are off especially because TKC ASKED MR. McGEE about the hint of drama and he acted like he didn't know what we were talking about . . . Fair enough, but it gives our blog community freedom to rejoice in the goodness of the last of the soul diva legend and her local political connection.
But I digress . . .
The Pattie Label rebuke was prelude to a much more serious and not nearly as fun bit of Missouri political drama today.
AFTER A SCATHING ETHICS REPORT ALLEGING SEXUAL HARASSMENT, MISSOURI STATE REP. DARON McGEE RESIGNED!!! NOW THE #METOO MOVEMENT SEEMINGLY BOOTS HIM OFF STAGE!!!
Again, in fairness, former State Rep. DaRon McGee cites another job opportunity as the reason for his departure:
"I have accepted an employment position in Kansas City, Missouri which will, unfortunately, cause me to return to my district full-time as of May 3, 2019. As such, pursuant to RSMo. 21.090, I regrettably submit my resignation as District 36 State Representative as of Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. It has been an honor to serve."
Check the links and local news doesn't seem to buy his excuse:
KMBC: South KC representative resigns after ethics committee sexual harassment investigation
KCTV5: Reached by phone Tuesday by The Associated Press, McGee said: "I'm not making any comment." He referred questions to an attorney, who did not immediately respond to a message.
KCUR: Kansas City Democrat DaRon McGee resigned from his seat in the Missouri House on Monday night following allegations that he sought an unwanted relationship with an employee in his office for at least 10 months.
KSHB: State Rep. DaRon McGee of Kansas City resigns amid allegations of improper conduct with employee
Fox4: The Missouri House Ethics committee had recommended McGee resign from his committee assignments, as well as his position of Assistant Minority Floor Leader. The committee also recommended McGee repay the House approximately $7,400 to cover the costs of the investigation. The committee also concluded that McGee had repeatedly delayed and obstructed the investigation.
You decide . . .