Greene County Clerk David Thompson's reaction to ouster lawsuit: - WJHL.com

Greene County Clerk David Thompson's reaction to ouster lawsuit: "I have no comment"

Posted: Updated:
Greene County Clerk David Thompson is back at work today less than 24 hours after county commissioners moved forward with efforts to remove him from office. If the sitting county clerk has any plans to step down or resign in light of an ouster lawsuit filed yesterday he is not saying.

"I have no comment," Thompson said when reached by phone Wednesday morning.

Thompson continues to face accusations of abusing his power to gain sexual favors from employees. Yesterday, an ouster suit was filed against him. Since he is an elected official, Thompson cannot be fired. However, he can be removed from office if a judge determines misconduct occurred.

At a Greene County Commission meeting Tuesday the new attorney investigating the case on the county's behalf told commissioners Thompson, in affidavits, has admitted to relationships with employees in his office and admitted "the relationships and sexual acts have occurred in the office on taxpayer time, on numerous instances."

Tuesday's Story:  Greene County commissioners vote to hire attorney to remove county clerk from position

Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved.
  • Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:49 AM EDT2014-08-29 07:49:46 GMT
    Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
    Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of an overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
  • Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    Russia's Putin urges release of Ukrainian soldiers

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 AM EDT2014-08-29 07:40:24 GMT
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers they took prisoner and allow them to return home.
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on pro-Russian separatists to release Ukrainian soldiers who have been surrounded by the rebels in eastern Ukraine.
  • UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

    UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-08-29 07:31:53 GMT
    The United Nations refugee agency says the civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country, an increase of 1 million from almost exactly a year ago.
    The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
Powered by WorldNow

338 E Main Street
Johnson City, TN 37601

Telephone: 423.926.2151
Fax: 423.926.9080
Email: news@wjhl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.