Detroit –Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is due back in court today, says he still loves Christine Beatty and is stronger for what he considers ongoing persecution from those disappointed he wasn’t destroyed by the scandal and criminal charges that drove him from office last year.
“I have talked to her since all of this stuff happened,” Kilpatrick told The Final Call, the Nation of Islam’s newspaper, according to a video excerpt of the interview posted online Monday.
“I tried to make sure that she understands that I still care about her very deeply. A lot of times when women get caught in a situation like that, they get perceived as a whore. I think that is so unfair. It takes two to tango. She is a very good person. … We made some bad decisions and we are living with the consequences of those decisions, but I respect her tremendously and love her.”