Hubris alert! No shame! Too big to fall!
If it isn’t bad enough that Mayor Moonbeam Barry is using our money to travel out-of-town and overseas to consummate her trysts with bodyguard Sgt. Robert Forrest, she visited, hugged and smiled with Sgt. Forrest’s father-in-law–at least according to what one Tennessee Star reader says is a now deleted October 2017 Facebook post–while he was sick in the hospital during the time she was having her affair with the husband of the guy’s daughter!!!!
The mayor might have been motivated by concern and kindness, but, considering the circumstances, the brazenness of the mayor in her visit does seem a tad on the tacky side. But perhaps her visit is only a reflection of how Barry perceives her job and power as mayor. She has a sign in her office that says, “Power is about waking up every day and making a difference in someone else’s life.”
Or “lives” perhaps in light of the mayor’s recent two years of committing adultery.
A reader sent us the NOW DELETED pictures from Sgt. Forrest’s mother-in-law’s Facebook page of the mayor’s hospital visit with Sgt. Forrest’s father-in-law. The pictures with the mayor, “a special visitor,” were posted on October 14, 2017 and shared with:
- Sgt. Forrest’s daughter, whom Mayor Barry recommended for a newly created position in Metro’s legal department
- Sgt. Forrest’s wife
- Two sisters of Sgt. Forrest’s wife
We’ve asked the Mayor’s office to confirm or deny the accuracy of this deleted Facebook post, but we have not yet heard back from them.
One of Sgt. Forrest’s wife’s sisters wrote this about the mayor’s surprise visit – “How compassionate and sweet. No doubt, He is one of her biggest fans ♥” (Note not sure if “He” refers to Sgt. Forrest or his father-in-law; we’re guessing she meant the father-in-law, but either one works!)
Another friend of Sgt. Forrest’s wife wrote – “How awesome for her to come visit him!”
The mayor’s compassion knows no bounds.
Fresh off a trip alone to Athens, Greece less than a month earlier with the husband of this man’s daughter–you know, the Metro Nashville police officer who served as her bodyguard and was her lover in a two year long extramarital affair–Mayor Barry took the time out of her busy schedule to visit him in the hospital.
Just four days later, the ever thoughtful and “compassionate” mayor flew off to D.C. for a quickie overnight – alone with Sgt. Forrest. While she was “on the clock” that is, when she was not busy consummating her affair with Sgt. Forrest, she gave a speech about “Women Leading the Nation.”
The D.C. quickie only cost taxpayers a mere $1,325.92.
And nine days after this hospital visit, this man’s son-in-law and Mayor Barry jetted off to Paris, France for a little more time together.
Two days ago, The Star told Sean Braisted, Mayor Barry’s director of communications, that a copy of the NOW DELETED Facebook post was in hand and asked him simply:
Can you confirm or deny that Mayor Barry visited Sgt. Forrest’s father-in-law (name omitted here for privacy but included in Sean’s email), in (name of hospital omitted here for privacy but included in Sean’s email) on or around October 14, 2017?
Crickets. But you know, especially in this case, a picture really is worth a thousand words!
(Editors note: Sadly, Sgt. Forrest’s father-in-law died in November 2017.)