Posted by | July 30, 2009 19:53 | Filed under: Top Stories

Tennessee State Senator Paul Stanley is resigning from his post after it was revealed he had an affair with a 22-year-old intern.


The Republican Senator wrote in his resignation letter, “Due to recent events, I have decided to focus my full attention on my family and resign my Senate seat effective August 10.”

 

The married 47-year-old father of two admitted to the affair after the intern’s boyfriend, Joel Watts, attempted to extort $10,000 from Stanley to prevent the release of damning photos.

 

Stanley, an evangelical Christian, was asked to fork over the money to stop the release of nude photos of McKensie Morrison that her boyfriend Watts discovered at her apartment.


“Whatever I stood for and advocated, I still believe to be true,” he told Memphis radio station WREC-AM Tuesday. “And just because I fell far short of what God’s standard was for me and my wife, doesn’t mean that that standard is reduced in the least bit.”

 

Watts was charged with extortion, and Stanley says, he was “the victim and a witness to a crime.”

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