Memphis’ housing chief out amid misconduct allegations

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The director of Memphis’ Housing and Community Development department has resigned amid sexual misconduct accusations that authorities are investigating.

According to The Commercial Appeal ( ), Memphis’ chief administrative officer Jack Sammons said Tuesday the city has received nine accusations of sexual misconduct, beginning with the original complainant whose allegations were made public Sunday. The accusations have come from men who were juveniles at the time of the alleged incidents.

No charges have been filed against Lipscomb, who has denied any improper relationship with anyone through his attorney, Ricky Wilkins. Lipscomb told WHBQ-TV that the charges against him were “false, absolutely false.”

Lipscomb was suspended without pay from his job as director of the Housing and Community Development department on Sunday. He resigned the next day.