UPDATE: Lee County Superintendent files lawsuit

By Chris Kieffer/NEMS Daily Journal

Lee County Superintendent Mike Scott filed a lawsuit today against Jamie Franks and Eric Hampton both individually and in their official capacity.
The lawsuit claims extortion, malicious interference with employment, defamation and negligence.
Franks is the chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Party and Hampton is chairman of the Lee County Democratic Executive Committee.
Hampton had sent a letter from the committee to Scott demanding that he resign by today because of “conduct unbecoming as a public school official,” and because he was a poor role model and cast the county Democrats in a poor light.
Hampton also said Scott improperly used taxpayer money for having an affair while on official business.
The claims came in relation to Scott’s alleged extramarital affair with Franks’ now ex-wife.
Scott has not resigned. Hampton said on Friday that he has no comment about what the committee will do next.

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