Lawsuit Adds Sordid Details to Alleged Bentley Affair

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Rebekah Caldwell Mason and Governor Robert Bentley.

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As families and friends gathered for Thanksgiving last week, political watchers in Alabama had a feast of their own to dig into — new details about the alleged affair between Governor Robert Bentley and his former top advisor Rebekah Mason. The information comes by way of a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by Wendell Ray Lewis. He’s the governor’s former security chief. Bentley’s lawyers say the details in the lawsuit aren’t true and it’s a money grab at taxpayers expense. But it’s still a blow to Bentley, who has maintained there was not a physical relationship. Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses this and allegations of pay-to-play among minority contractors in Birmingham.

Andrew Yeager

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John Archibald

Alabama is full of big news stories. From the removal of the Confederate battle flag, to gay marriage, to Birmingham's increase in the minimum wage. It's a lot for journalists to keep up with and a lot of great materials for columnists like and The Birmingham News' John Archibald. He discusses the city, county and state politics in forums large and small.

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