Alleged Sex Scandal Plot involving Memphis Mayor Foiled

(WVLT) - A woman is claiming to be part of a plot to snag the mayor of Memphis in a sex scandal.

Gwendolyn Smith says she was recruited by political enemies of Mayor Willie Herenton to seduce him and videotape their sexual encounter.

Smith contends she was offered $150,000 dollars to take part in the sex-scandal plot by Richard Fields, a well-known Memphis lawyer.

Fields denied the allegation and described Smith as a drug abuser and scam artist.

Mayor Herenton says it's part of a conspiracy to undermine his bid for re-election.

Unrelated to this case, smith was arrested today in memphis in charges of smoking marijuana while on probation.