You can't make these stories up. I know, I know. I always say that, but it's true. Logan already posted this story about the cross-dressing---anti-gay---gay---Republican State Legislator Richard Curtis yesterday. This interview with the male prostitute involved puts the icing on the cake.
ABRAMS Alright, Cody, let me start with you, how did you realize that this guy that you had had sex with was actually a lawmaker?
CASTAGNA: That would be after he gave me his wallet.
ABRAMS: Why did he give you his wallet?
CASTAGNA: Because he didn‘t have enough money to give me at that time and so he gave me his wallet as collateral. (transcript below the fold)
via MSNBC: ABRAMS: Another Conservative Republican lawmaker announcing his resignation today after being exposed as both the homosexual and the hypocrite. On October 26, Washington State representative, Richard Curtis apparently dressed in red stockings and a black sequin lingerie top and let‘s just say he wasn‘t on his way to a Halloween party. According to police reports, Curtis who has voted against gay rights legislation visited an erotic video store where he was seen receiving oral sex from an unidentified man inside a viewing booth. The report says he then invited another young man from the store back to his Spokane hotel promising $1,000 for sex. What followed we really can’t repeat on TV. Let’s just say involved lingerie, rope and stethoscopes. They all made appearance. All of these came to light after the conservative lawmaker apparently contacted police claiming he was the victim of extortion by this man.
Joining us now is Cody Castagna, the man who Representative Curtis allegedly paid to have sex with him and his lawyer. Thanks very much for coming on the program to both of you. We appreciate it. Alright, Cody, let me start with you, how did you realize that this guy that you had had sex with was actually a lawmaker?
CODY CASTAGNA, CLAIM HE HAD SEX WITH LAWMAKER FOR MONEY: That would be after he gave me his wallet.
ABRAMS: Why did he give you his wallet?
CASTAGNA: Because he didn‘t have enough money to give me at that time and so he gave me his wallet as collateral.
ABRAMS: And then you say he definitely wasn‘t paying up the money he owed so you started going through his wallet?
CASTAGNA: No. no. He gave me—well, he was tired. He didn‘t want to go down and—plus he didn‘t think he could get that much money at that time of the morning. So, he told me to hold on to his wallet until in the morning when he would be able to go and get the remainder of the money that he promised me.
ABRAMS: And so, it sounds like what he did is he ended up calling the police and claiming that you were trying to extort money from him, right?
ABRAMS: Mr. Partovi, let me ask you a quick question on that, I mean, it sounds like the reason that this was all sort of came out into the open is because he called the authorities saying—someone is trying to extort money from me and, as a result, this whole investigation ensued, right?
DAVID PARTOVI, CASTAGNA’S LAWYER: I think that‘s absolutely correct. You know, his smart move would have been just to keep his promise and I don‘t think the young man, to my left or to my right, I guess, wouldn‘t have made a big deal about it at all. He chose to take what is essentially consensual simple misdemeanor level conduct between two men and turn it into a violent class B felony that carries an instantaneous six-month sentence for my client with no prior felonies.
ABRAMS: Has anyone been charged yet?
PARTOVI: Nobody’s been charged. I think that it‘s an unreasonable escalation but, you know, in this town, the only reason that I’m really here, Dan, is because this young man hasn‘t been through anything like this before. I have. And, unfortunately, I do expect a charge, even though the evidence, I don‘t think, supports one.
ABRAMS: Against your client, yes. Cody, are you surprised that this is an official – a politician who’s voted against gay rights legislation?
CASTAGNA: That blew my mind when I found that out it didn‘t surprise me though, I mean. But