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Former Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh says he has officially resigned
3:19 PM, Sep 13, 2013
6:21 PM, Sep 13, 2013
DETROIT (WXYZ) - Former Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh tells 7 Action News that he has officially resigned from his position on council.
In a phone call to 7 Action News, Pugh said he left Detroit because he was struggling with accusations over an alleged relationship with a young man he mentored.
"I was pretty f---ed up," Pugh said over the phone today.
The City Council clerk's office confirms that they received a resignation letter just before 3:00 p.m. today. They say it was not delivered by Pugh himself.
Pugh says he now intends to lay down roots in either New York City or Atlanta.
The former television news anchor says he does not want another on-camera job, but he does plan on doing some freelance media-related work. This could include voiceovers, writing scripts and media relations, he said.
Pugh said he wants to live a normal private life and does not want to be a celebrity.
When asked whether he would be open to doing an interview, Pugh declined.