Bentley to people of Alabama: ‘Forgive me’

HARVEST, Ala. (AP) – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he is asking people for their forgiveness after his admission of inappropriate behavior with a former top aide.

Bentley on Monday said he was “humbly” asking citizens for their forgiveness. The governor said he had to “own” the problem and that he has made no excuses for his behavior.

Multiple media outlets reported that Bentley made the comments while speaking with reporters after a tour of Limestone Correctional facility.

The governor earlier this month admitted making inappropriate remarks to his former senior policy adviser, Rebekah Caldwell Mason. Mason has since resigned.

The governor said he apologized to his family and Mason’s. Bentley has also said he did not have a “physical affair” with Mason.

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