News Service of Florida – Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll over the weekend dismissed claims that she and a female travel aide were involved in an improper relationship. A former staffer made the claim after being fired and then charged criminally with disseminating illegal audiotapes of conversations in the office. Carroll was on WTSP Channel 10 News in Tampa, and said the charges she was caught by the now-fired staffer in a “compromising position” with another aide were false, and affected her family. “My husband doesn’t want to hear that. He knows the type of woman I am, and my kids know the type of woman I am,” Carroll said. “For 29 years? I’m the one that’s married for 29 years. The accuser is the one that’s single for a long time, so… Usually black women that look like me don’t engage in relationships like that.” The accusation was made by Carletha Cole, who is facing criminal charges that she distributed recordings of staff conversations that she wasn’t authorized to distribute. The Scott administration has suggested that Cole’s allegations ought to be considered in light of the felony charges she’s facing.