The mayor of Medford, NJ resigned a month after he was accused of soliciting sex with a man from the gay escort site Rentboy.com.
In a letter to Medford town manager and clerk on Monday, Chris Myers said that “my work commitments will not allow me to devote the time that is needed in the months ahead. That is why, today, I am resigning from the Medford Township Council, effective immediately.”
He said that he feels “it’s time to pass the baton, and allow others to take the reins,” according to the Cherry Hill Courier-Post. He also said he was “looking forward to leaving the public arena and enjoying the next chapter of my life with the most wonderful family and friends any one could ask for.”
In October, an anonymous California man accused Myers of agreeing to pay him for sex through the escort site Rentboy.com. The man said that Myers also promised him a car and a recording studio, but then reneged on his promises. In response, the man set up a website detailing their encounter, and included compromising pictures of Myers in blue Calvin Klein underwear (you can see a screenshot here).
Since the allegations, Myers had been emphatic that he won’t resign, but has also missed or postponed a number of council meetings.
Myers had been on the council for nine years and was paid $5,500 a year. Last month, he was put on administrative leave by his employer Lockheed Martin.