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Sheriff Will Lewis responds after Greenville Co. Council votes in favor of calling for his resignation

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

On Tuesday, Greenville County Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution calling for the resignation of Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis. 

A lawsuit filed in October by former Sheriff's Office employee Savanah Nabors accuses the sheriff of sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Lewis held a press conference on October 19 denying harassment and criminal accusations, but he did admit to a "consensual encounter" outside his marriage.

Sheriff Lewis issued the following response to Greenville County Council's vote on Tuesday for his resignation:

As previously stated, I remain committed to handling this matter in the proper forum and in the proper manner as required by law.  Therefore, I will make no further comments on this matter until the final resolution of the SLED investigation.

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