Former mayor fighting gay rumors

May 22, 2009 5:37:11 PM PDT
Raleigh's former mayor is filing a lawsuit to fight rumors he's gay.Tom Fetzer says Wilmington TV and radio host Curtis Wright forwarded an anonymous e-mail to state republican leaders Tuesday alleging he is gay.

Fetzer says, "just because I'm 54 and single, does not mean I have to put up with vicious rumors that I'm gay."

He says he can't sue Wright himself, so he's suing WWAY TV and WLTT radio for libel or slander.

Fetzer is currently in the running to head the state GOP party.