Scathing accusations tonight against Florida’s Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll. In a court filing an ousted employee accuses Carroll of carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a female aide. The Governor’s office calls the accusations “outrageous.” In an exclusive interview, Whitney Ray asks the Defense attorney who filed motion how the heavy allegations help client’s case.
In this 16 page court filing, a former employee of the Lieutenant Governor’s Office makes some serious accusations. Carletha Cole is facing a felon charge for this recording. According to the state it was recorded in secret and the crime occurred when she gave it to reporters.
In an exclusive TV interview with Cole’s attorney Steve Webster, he tells me Cole didn’t make the recording and in fact she was the one who was being recorded. To prove her case Webster says he had to expose a secret relationship between Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll and a female travel aide.
“We do believe that their relationship, would suggest that, the Lt. Governor would have wanted to discredit my client because of what she knew about their relationship,” said Webster.
In the motion Cole describes Carroll’s relationship with the aide as “bizarre.” She claims on one occasion she opened the door to Carroll’s office and caught the two in “…what can only be described as a compromising position.”
“We do believe that the time will come when details maybe necessary, further details, but as of right now, I think it’s sufficient to say that there was inappropriate behavior by our estimation,” said Webster.
Sources close to the governor’s office tell me the defense had been threatening to release this information for months and that the document was filed only to embarrass Carroll.
A spokesman for Governor Scott’s office calls the accusations “Outrageous,” and says they don’t warrant further comment. The state attorney in the case is also remaining silent.