Marion Barry: I Guess You All Figured That I Couldn't Resist That Lady

A videotape shows D.C.'s mayor wasn't interested in crack until his ex-lover spurned his advances. Then the FBI burst in

Nelson Mandela's historic address to a joint meeting of Congress, George Bush's retraction of his no-new-taxes pledge, the savings and loan crisis -- none of these issues could hold Washington's attention for long last week. The topic dominating front pages and TV news broadcasts, gossip on the Metro and at the State Department was a fuzzy 83-minute black-and-white videotape played at the trial of Marion Barry. It showed the three-term mayor of the nation's capital rolling around on a bed in a downtown hotel room with a former girlfriend who had invited him there, inhaling twice from a pipe filled ;...

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