Okay, that’s misleading. And wrong. And oh-god-please-never-ever-ever-for-real. But the City Paper does indeed have a bunch of voicemails between Marion Barry and his ex-girlfriend-now-stalking-victim Donna Watts-Brighthaupt. Mike DeBonis of the City Paper has done some extraordinary work making sure that the voicemails get out and that the story from Ms. Watts-Brighthaupt’s point of view is out there, as well as that of Mr. Barry.
I have a feeling that this is one of those “fractally weird” stories, where any one part of the story is just as weird as the entirety of the case. It’s hard to guess where the Soap Opera that is the life of Marion Barry will go from here, but we’ll find out tomorrow when he appears in court to either be formally charged by the United States Attorney, or have the incident be dropped like a hot potato. Either way, this one’s not nearly done with yet.