While we were getting turnt up over Tyga and Kylie’s budding romance, yet another politician has just been caught with his pants down.
The Daily Press reports Virginia state Senate candidate Joe Morissey confirmed that he is the father to a newborn son from a relationship with his former receptionist, 19-year-old Myrna Pride.
Morissey was convicted to contributing to the delinquency of a minor when he was accused of having sex with Pride while she was underage and working in his office. The pair denied that they were ever sexually involved before Pride became a legal adult. Pride gave birth to son, Chase nine weeks ago. Until recently, Morissey would only comment that he was “present” when the baby was born in Atlanta.
Morissey admits to having four children by four different women. Two of the children are adults, one is a young child and the latest being two-and-half-month-old Chase. He denies accusations that he isn’t involved in his children’s lives. He also re-confirms his plans to run for State senate as an independent against Richmond-area Sen. Rosalyn Dance. He’s resigned from his House seat twice in the last six months, one being after taking an Alford plea on a misdemeanor charge from an accusation of having sex with Pride while she was still a minor.
Pride’s family released a statement on the matter:
“It’s disgusting that these two continue to lie and defame our family. The plea agreement clearly states that he had a sexual relationship with Myrna prior to her turning 18. He continues to deny, disrespect, and make a mockery of the justice system, our family and our little sister. All the while our mother is currently facing jail time for defending his behavior yet he has not been held accountable for his actions and at this point we will be suing Joseph Dee Morrissey for the turmoil he has created for our family!”
Morissey and Pride presently live together in downtown Richmond with their son. They spoke out on their relationship in a recent press conference: