Willamette Week: Sam Adams' spokesperson did not resign because of 'stress'

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PORTLAND, Ore. - More details are emerging in the scandal surrounding Sam Adams as KATU's news partner, Willamette Week, continues digging into details surrounding Portland's embattled mayor.

The newspaper is now reporting that Adams' spokesperson, Wade Nkrumah, did not actually resign because of "stress" - which is what Adams told KATU News - but rather because of a discrepancy between stories.

According to Willamette Week's report, Adams met with staff members on Jan. 22 and was asked if he had flirted with or touched Beau Breedlove before the young man turned 18 years old.

Adams said he had not. However, just a few days later, Breedlove told The Oregonian that he and Adams had shared a kiss in a City Hall bathroom when Breedlove was still 17 years old.

Several sources told Willamette Week that the discrepancy is what really led to Nkrumah's resignation - that he felt he could not work for someone who continued to lie.