Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick exchanged romantic - and often salacious - text messages with a top aide, contradicting earlier denials made under oath court that they had romantic ties.
Christine Beatty, the Mayor's Chief of Staff was married at the time of the texts. Mayor Kilpatrick is still married.
Below are a few of the texts:
"I'm madly in love with you," Kilpatrick wrote on Oct. 3, 2002.
"I hope you feel that way for a long time," Beatty replied. "In case you haven't noticed, I am madly in love with you, too!"
On Oct. 16, 2002, Kilpatrick wrote Beatty: "I've been dreaming all day about having you all to myself for 3 days. Relaxing, laughing, talking, sleeping and making love."
According to Beatty's bio on the City of Detroit's website, she has been in the Mayor's Cabinet since 2002. She first started her career with Kilpatrick as his legislative aide when he was a State Representative.
Mayor Kilpatrick and Beatty are subjects of a slander lawsuit introduced by two traffic cops who pulled Beatty over for speeding in 2004.
According to reports, Beatty told the officers, "Do you know who the (expletive) I am?"Following the stop, the Detroit Free Press reports:
The officers sued for slander after Chief Ella Bully-Cummings publicly said the officers harassed Beatty and Mayor Kilpatrick told a radio station: "It sounds like a setup to me."
See a photo of Mayor Kilpatrick with his wife. The next photo after Kilpatrick's is Beatty's official Cabinet photo: