Reports that Kwame Kilpatrick had a woman other than his wife with him at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C., before speaking at the Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast left event organizers disappointed Friday.
The embattled Detroit Mayor and scandal extraordinaire was reportedly in the western North Carolina city with some woman named Carmen Slowsky.
Reportedly, Kwame Kilpatrick and Carmen Slowsky had champagne and a whirlpool bath together at a cost of more than $500.
A copy of the hotel invoice shows a stay arranged for two. A prosecutor in Michigan launched an investigation Friday into allegations that Kilpatrick lied under oath about an affair with top aide Christine Beatty.
Kwame Kilpatrick is married, and news of a scandalous extramarital affair with his chief of staff, Christine Beatty, had surfaced in Detroit recently.
Kilpatrick has said the affair was over, but the political damage lingers.
Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy said she picked Kwame Kilpatrick up at the airport, saw him at the breakfast and again at dinner, and he was alone each time. But questions about Carmen Slowsky continue to dog the mayor.
“It’s very disappointing to have this happen,” she said. “Kwame Kilpatrick‘s speech was a chance to energize the community around mentoring and tutoring our youth. The event was meant to focus on Dr. King’s legacy and now the focus is this.”