April 1, 2016 10:00 pm -


Hernando, MS Mayor Chip Johnson acknowledges the photo was sent by a woman with whom he was romantically involved.

The photo, which shows Johnson nude in the shower, was emailed to some city officials with the subject line “your mayor.”

Johnson told The Clarion-Ledger that the photo was meant to stay private between two consenting adults and he does not know why the woman sent the photo to city officials.

He called his relationship with the woman a “private indiscretion” when reached by The Commercial Appeal, which noted Johnson is currently getting divorced.

While the mayor said he regrets sending the photo, he was adamant that it won’t affect his work.

“I wish it had not been sent, obviously,” Johnson said. “Of course, it was something very stupid that should not have been done. I guess I’m paying the price.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.