Loose Lips Sink Mayor
POSTED: Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:49am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm
The mayor of Sheboygan, Wisconsin has apologized for a YouTube video that shows him making sexual comments about his sister-in-law.
In the video, Mayor Bob Ryan appears to be drunk in the middle of the day at a bar.
Ryan believes the incident happened several months ago, and says he didn't know he was being recorded.
The mayor made the comments after a person asked him if his sister-in-law was coming to the bar.
"She's a little meaty around the edges, but I've heard she gives a hell of a ________," Ryan says in the video. He used a term that describes a sexual act.
In a news conference Thursday afternoon, Ryan apologized to his family and the community.
"I can never take this back or make it go away, but all I can do is sincerely apologize to my sister-in-law and her family for such an inappropriate comment," he said.
Ryan is also facing an accusation that he fired Angela Payne, the former human resources director of the City of Sheboygan, after she refused his sexual advances.
He denies any wrongdoing in the incident.
Mayor Ryan admitted that he'd been drinking before he made the comment about his sister-in-law but he says he does not have a drinking problem.