Lipscomb victim says city agreed to give him money - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Lipscomb victim says city agreed to give him money

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The victim that kickstarted the Robert Lipscomb sex scandal is now making new claims against the city of Memphis.

"I don't care what they have got going on,” he said. “What I want is what I want.”

The victim in Seattle said he is suffering from broken promises from top city leaders, specifically Mayor A C Wharton and Police Director Toney Armstrong.

“When I told them I wanted compensation, exoneration, and justice, they both said ‘We're going to do all we can to make it right.’”

The victim said he had a conversation in Seattle with Armstrong about the allegations involving Robert Lipscomb. He clarified that he was never really promised money, but he said he thought that was inferred.

“If you agreed to what I said: compensation, exoneration, and justice, then you agreed to give me money.”

Now, he said there has been a complete 180.

“They haven't been answering my phone calls or anything. Armstrong doesn't call me any more; the mayor's office doesn't call me anymore. They wanted me to keep quiet, and when I started talking to you all, they stopped answering my calls.”

If they offered to give him money, legal experts said that is bribery, which is a crime.

The victim said the city did not take him seriously until he threatened to take legal action.

“I told them I was going to sue the city for one and before they even called me, Toney Armstrong and Mayor Wharton didn't call me until after I received a call from Allen Wade, and that's the city attorney.”

Lipscomb said the allegations are false. Mayor Wharton and Armstrong declined to comment because of the open investigation.

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