Voicemail for secretary filled with f-bombs expected to get Ascension councilman censured
DONALDSONVILLE – A parish councilman will be publicly ridiculed in an upcoming council meeting – officially, a censure – for a foul-mouthed voicemail, the WBRZ Investigative Unit learned Friday.
Councilman Joel Robert left the voicemail, council officials said, on the phone of the parish secretary.
A voice purported to be Robert used the “f-word” in a ten second tirade over the secretary apparently not returning a phone call or reading a letter Robert asked to be read.
Teri Casso, the council chairwoman, said she will ask for an official censure discussion to be added to the August 6 council meeting.
She said Robert has apologized for the expletive-filled voice mail.
Robert represents Ascension Parish Council District 2.
Robert said he is sorry for the voicemail and it was made in a fit of emotions surrounding not being able to attend a recent hearing on development.
"It was no way acceptable," he sad in a phone conversation with WBRZ. "I made a mistake and let my emotions get to me. I can't take it back. I screwed up," he said. Robert said he has called the secretary and the secretary's family along with writing a letter of apology.
Robert said he and his family have been on vacation for the last week and was not able to attend a meeting Monday night about neighborhood development. He'd hoped a message he'd written be read during the hearing but it wasn't, he said. He left the voicemail upset his thoughts were not expressed at the hearing.
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