Members of the Greenville County, South Carolina legislative delegation are privately encouraging embattled sheriff Will Lewis to take a leave of absence from his job pending an ongoing, multi-jurisdictional criminal investigation into sexual assault allegations against him.
Last night, members of Greenville County council unanimously passed a resolution calling on Lewis to step down.
Will he step down? Even if only temporarily?
So far, Lewis has been adamant that he will continue to serve as sheriff … and several South Carolina House members, including state representative Phyllis Henderson, have said they stand behind Lewis.
Other delegation members have expressed concern about his ongoing fitness for office, however … and we’re told several State Senators from the Greenville area will be weighing in on that question today.
Lewis, 42, is at the center of a S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) investigation and a civil lawsuit stemming from allegations made by Savannah Nabors, a 23-year-old former employee of the Greenville County sheriff’s office.
Nabors claims Lewis drugged and raped her during a March 7 business trip to Charlotte, North Carolina – and that she was forced to give up her job after making it clear she would not sleep with him consensually. Lewis has denied those allegations. According to him, he and Nabors – both of whom are married – engaged in a consensual extramarital affair.
This news site was also the first medial outlet in the state to call on Lewis to step down, arguing that Nabors has proven her former employer conspired to use taxpayer funds in the furtherance of their affair – which he intended to hide from the public.
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