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Alabama Mayor Beaten With Baseball Bat By Radio Show Co-Host After Sex Tape With Wife Surfaces

August 12, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Alabama Mayor Beaten With Baseball Bat By Radio Show Co-Host After Sex Tape With Wife Surfaces

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A 74-year-old Alabama mayor was beaten with a baseball bat by a 71-year-old former radio co-host in an act of revenge for a sex tape he allegedly made with the man’s wife.

Larry Barton, the mayor of Talladega, was recorded on video having sex with his once-colleague Benny Green’s wife, Charlotte, in the back office of a liquor store, Green’s former attorney claims.

The alleged sex sessions were cited in divorce court papers. Although Barton is not identified by name in the papers, Green’s ex-lawyer, Stewart Spring, says he was the man in the sex tape.

He was later arrested and charged with first-degree assault, and is currently being held in jail on $150,000 bond. If convicted, Green could be sentenced to between two and 20 years in prison.

Barton was taken to an area hospital with bad bruising following the alleged attack, which occurred shortly before 8am. He remains at the facility, but is expected to make a full recovery, it is reported.


Talladega Mayor Larry Barton (pictured) was beaten with a baseball bat by Benny Green over alleged sexual trysts with his wife

On Monday, Springer told the Associated Press that Barton’s alleged sex tape with Green’s soon-to-be ex-wife likely drove his ex-client to wait outside the barber shop for Barton to arrive at work.

He said that Green had set up a video camera in the back office of a liquor store that he and Mrs Green own – and had caught the mayor and his wife engaging in sexual activity several times on it.

These sessions are alleged to have taken place in the last few years.
Speaking to The Daily Home, Springer described the pair’s supposed sexual acts as ‘full blown’.

‘It gives me hope for when I’m 70,’ the attorney said. He added that there is ‘absolutely no question’ that Barton is the man on the tape, which is apparently cited in the Greens’ divorce court papers.

However, the mayor, who was subpoenaed to give a deposition in the Greens’ divorce case, has denied any involvement with Mrs Green.

Green pictured here during mug shot

Green pictured here during mug shot

He says he has no idea why he was allegedly attacked as he went to work on Saturday.

‘They have known each other for quite some time and have a history,’ Vestavia Hills police Lt Brian Gilham wrote in an email in response to questions about the mayor and Green from AP.

He added that the alleged assault occurred over ‘domestic issues’, but did not elaborate further.

At the time of the incident, Green was apparently wearing a trench coat and a hood.

The attack and sex tape allegations have divided opinion in the city of Talladega.

Some residents have expressed shame toward the mayor for his supposed affair, while others have condemned Green for his ‘violence’.

One resident told AL.com: ‘I thought, ‘Who did that to my mayor?. I was really upset by it. I support Mayor Barton. I think people should be forgiving. But you just never know. There’s so much violence.’

But another local said he felt Barton had ‘ruined’ the city’s reputation with his alleged indiscretions.

It is not the first time Barton has been embroiled in a scandal. In the 1990s, the mayor served around three years in prison after being convicted of stealing money from the city of Talladega.

Barton lost runoffs for mayor in 1999 and 2003 before being elected again in 2011. He is again on the ballot for elections to be held later this month, according to Talladega City Clerk Beth Cheeks.

Green’s current divorce lawyer declined to comment on the alleged attack and sex tapes.

Springer, meanwhile, plans to set up a GoFundMe page to help pay Green’s defense costs.

‘If Benny did this, he would have had reason to do it,’ Springer said.
‘And if he did it, I want him to be defended and I don’t want him to get in any trouble.’

According to Barton’s Facebook page, he has been married to his wife Mary for more than 55 years. In 2012, the father of one wrote that he was lucky to have a ‘beautiful and faithful’ wife.

Talladega’s elections will take place on August 25.

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