HENRICO, Va. — When Joe Morrissey spoke to reporters after his court hearing Tuesday, a deliberate expletive on live television wasn’t the only thing dropped; the state delegate also dropped more than a few names.
Morrissey insisted one in particular is crucial to his defense.
But the accusation attached to that name has upset a Chesterfield woman’s family; her father suggested he was more than offended by Morrissey.
“I was very surprised,” Willie McKinney says about his daughter being named by Morrissey.
Morrissey claimed McKinney had a crush on the alleged victim in this case and wanted revenge.
Ten months ago, Delegate Morrissey said “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” when asked whether he knew anything about a police investigation involving him and a 17-year-old girl.
Tuesday, after walking out of the very courthouse where he was indicted a day before for sex crimes involving that teenager who was employed at his law firm, Morrissey provided some details of the night CBS 6 first questioned him about.
“Two officers knocked on my door,” Morrissey said. “I was clothed. I invited them in the foyer area.”
Morrissey said special prosecutor William Neely has a personal vendetta, claiming alleged text messages found had actually been placed there by a hacker. Morrissey then read the obscene alleged text and named the woman he believes is responsible.
“OMG! I just f**’d my boss!” Morrissey said on live television.
“[Name redacted] McKinney is key to this investigation. In December of 2013 Myrna and her friend Kayla were at the gym, planet fitness on Midlothian,” he continued. “[Name redacted] came in and there was a loud heated argument that was captured with recording equipment. You could hear Myrna raising her voice, ‘How could you dare do that? Go into my phone?’ The other girl says in her own words that she hacked into the phone.”
Willie Mckinney says Morrissey and everyone else will hear from his family soon.
“I’m not going to comment about what was said or what’s happening. I’ve retained counsel. I just ask you to respect my family and our privacy,” he said Tuesday night.
Morrissey remains out on a $50,000 bond. He’s charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor. A trial date has not been set.