WASHINGTON — An inmate who complained that a woman performed oral sex on Marion Barry in front of more than 20 people in a prison visiting room said Saturday that the former Washington mayor made a veiled threat against him.
"He said that, if I complained, there would be repercussions," Floyd Robertson said in a telephone interview with the Associated Press. "It sounded like a threat to me."
Two days after the Dec. 29 complaint at the minimum-security Petersburg prison in Virginia, Robertson was moved to another prison.
"I assume the warden was looking out for me, that it was for my own protection," he said from the federal prison in Butner, N.C.
The Justice Department, meanwhile, confirmed that its Bureau of Prisons is investigating an "allegation of sexual conduct by Marion Barry in the visiting area at the prison."