Jefferson, Louisiana Parish President Mike Yenni is denying he's gay even as he admits to elements of a story that he had a relationship with a male teen.

Married with a daughter, Yenni, a 40-year-old Republican, admitted in a 1-minute video released in October that he sent “improper texts to a young man” last summer.

In one text, Yenni reportedly proposed a three-way with another young man who was 19 at the time.

The teen, 17 at the time, revealed details about the relationship in a blog post in January, where he claimed that Yenni bought him sexy underwear for him to model in a mall bathroom.

“I can't explain why I did it,” Yenni told New Orleans' Fox 8 News.

In the interview, Yenni admitted to exchanging illicit text messages with the teen, but would not deny that they shared a kiss. He also reminded viewers that the age of consent in Louisiana is 17, calling the teen a “consenting adult.”

When asked why he became involved with the teen, Yenni answered that he could not explain his actions.

“I can't … I really can't answer it,” he said. “I mean, it was just … it was a stupid action. It was a stupid action to even get into this form of text messaging. It was something … something that I can't explain why I did it.”

Yenni also lashed out at his critics who are calling for him to step down.

“Like, in other words, what [attorney Robert Evans is] trying to say in his pleadings, 'He's a pedophile. He is an admitted homosexual.' And that is not true. I've never admitted that. It doesn't define me, either.”

“What do you mean it doesn't define you?”

“I'm not gay,” Yenni answered.