Chief Investigative Reporter

Jeremy Finley is the News4 I-Team's Chief Investigative Reporter. He has won multiple Midsouth Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Awards.

Here’s the latest example of how far critics of a Tennessee lawmaker will go to try and force him out of office.

A new billboard is now up on Interstate 65 heading south of Nashville at the Wedgewood exit. At the top is a message to Governor Bill Lee, reading “Rep. David Byrd Must Go!” It then goes on to claim that the representative from Waynesboro sexually abused three women when they were teenagers.

A News4 I-Team investigation first revealed last year that those three women say Byrd touched them sexually or made sexual comments to them when they were teenagers and he was their basketball coach.

Byrd has refused to answer questions about their claims, only saying that since he was elected to office he’s done nothing wrong.

The accusations are from before he was a lawmaker.

The billboard is paid for by the organization Enough is Enough, which is nationally trying to remove lawmakers from office who they believe are credibly accused of sexual misconduct.

The group admits it was hard to get the billboard up and running, as it was rejected by several billboard vendors.

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