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The Forum’s Owners Want to Know if Inglewood Mayor Is Romantically Involved With Aide

Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. appears at a City Council meeting in September 2018. (Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. appears at a City Council meeting in September 2018. (Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Plans for a new L.A. Clippers arena in Inglewood have sparked a contentious legal battle between the owners of the famed Forum entertainment venue and top city leaders.

The dispute, which played a central role in the city’s recent mayoral election, has triggered accusations of fraud, harassment and dirty dealings.

Now, it has become personal.

Lawyers for the Forum’s owners — who are fighting the Clippers arena proposal — have asked in court proceedings whether Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts was in a romantic relationship with a highly paid aide.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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