In response to a lawsuit filed against him in October, married Bothell Mayor Mark Lamb, 39, has admitted having a sexual relationship with a former law firm employee, according to the Bothell Reporter.
, seeking damages for wrongful termination and invasion of privacy.
Mae claims Lamb fired her from her paralegal job at the law firm after their two-year affair ended earlier this year.
In Lamb's reponse to the suit, filed Nov. 8, he admits to a sexual relationship with the woman but denies other claims made in Mae’s suit. In a counterclaim, the Lamb’s are requesting that the suit be dismissed and Mae pay all court and attorney fees, the Bothell Reporter said.
“My lawyers have advised me not to comment on this lawsuit against myself, my wife and my law firm,” Lamb told the Reporter. “We will have no further comment until the conclusion of this matter.”
Lamb has been mayor for six years.
While Lamb has been mayor Bothell officials have claimed to be leading the largest municipal downtown project in the state. Over the past two years, the City has broken ground on $89 million in fully-funded projects as part of the total $150 million in planned infrastructure improvements for downtown.