Greene County Clerk David Thompson agrees to resign

Greene County Clerk David Thompson agrees to resign

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David Thompson, the Greene County clerk accused of getting sexual favors at work. David Thompson, the Greene County clerk accused of getting sexual favors at work.
David Thompson agreed with Greene County to resign from his position as Greene County Clerk. David Thompson agreed with Greene County to resign from his position as Greene County Clerk.
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GREENE COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - Greene County Clerk David Thompson has agreed to resign. The news comes just days after Thompson ended his bid for reelection.

Thompson is accused of soliciting sexual favors from female co-workers and - since last summer, he has been the subject of an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sexual harassment and discrimination investigation.

Last month, an attorney hired to represent the county filed an ouster suit against Thompson after telling Thompson's affidavits revealed he admitted to relationships with three of his employees and sexual acts in his office.

News Channel 11 obtained the Greene County Ethic Committee’s meeting minutes on February 12, 2014. The county’s attorney said that “Thompson also admitted he had emails containing nude photos of all three women [and there were] …allegations of sex being traded for favors including time paid when time is not worked.”

An agreement filed with the county on Friday states, "Thompson shall provide in writing to County Attorney Roger Woolsey the passwords for each computer, whether laptop, desktop, tablet or any other computing or electronic device that Thompson previously delivered to Woolsey's office." 

Thompson's resignation is effective Friday, March 14. 

Included in the agreement made with Greene County, Thompson cannot run for any office in Greene County or the City of Greeneville for the next four years - beginning January 1, 2014.  In addition, he cannot served in an appointed office in Greene County or Greeneville for the next four years. 

Thompson has to surrender all county issued property including two cell phones - an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 5 , that he's had in his possession since beginning office in 2010. 

Due to Thompson withdrawing his petition for re-election, Greene County election officials are extending the deadline for qualifying

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