- The Washington Times - Saturday, October 19, 2002

BALTIMORE (AP) Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry has been ordered to pay $35,000 in damages to a Baltimore custodian who said Mr. Barry shoved her and exposed himself in an airport bathroom two years ago.

Custodian Terrie Jenkins, 31, was awarded the judgment Thursday after suing Mr. Barry in Baltimore Circuit Court. The former mayor did not attend the two-day trial.

"He didn't mind exposing himself to Terrie, but I don't think he wanted to expose himself to me," said Miss Jenkins' attorney, Barry Glazer.

Mr. Barry, 66, who left his third term in office in 1991 and spent six months in jail after being videotaped smoking crack cocaine in a Washington hotel, could not be reached for comment.

Last year, he was sentenced to a year's probation and community service for an assault charge stemming from the bathroom incident, which occurred at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Linthicum.

Mr. Barry agreed to the sentence in a plea deal in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in April last year. In the agreement, the charge of indecent exposure was dropped.

According to the lawsuit settled Thursday, Miss Jenkins was cleaning a temporarily closed bathroom at the airport when Mr. Barry tried to enter July 6, 2000. Mr. Barry, who had just gotten off a plane, shoved Miss Jenkins aside when she told him it was closed, Mr. Glazer said.

Mr. Barry then shoved her again, asking, "Don't you know who I am?" as he walked inside the bathroom, according to the suit. He then exposed himself and urinated, Mr. Glazer said.

Mr. Barry has denied the charges in the past, saying that since his prostate cancer surgery in 1995, he needs to urinate more frequently and with greater urgency.

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