GOP “Family Values” Tenn. Sen. Embroiled in Intern Sex Scandal, Blackmail

July 25, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Quite a sex scandal is emerging from the bible belt of Nashville, Tennessee, involving Republican family values state lawmaker, Sen. Paul Stanley, 47 and extramarital sex, lies, a videotape and blackmail.

Stanley’s sexual relationship with his 22-year-old intern became public, when the intern’s spurned boyfriend sought some payback and allegedly tried to blackmail Stanley.

The details of this scandal ooze with sleaze. Stanley’s behavior now earns him membership in the growing club of Republican “family values” hypocrites, who preach morality to their constituents, while cheating on their wives. Stanley’s official bio describes the lawmaker as an Evangelical Christian who serves on the Administrative Board of the Christ United Methodist Church.

Let’s examine Sen. Stanley’s hypocrisy; he sponsored legislation to ban gay couples from adopting children saying, “When you’re married, “there’s a commitment there.” Stanley opposed family planning services saying, “that his faith and church are important to him, and he wants to promote abstinence.”

Joan Carr, the Community Affairs Director of Planned Parenthood of Greater Memphis, recalls meeting with Stanley to secure his support for family planning services for teens, with Stanley saying, “he didn’t believe in pre-marital sex.”

“Now I realize that when he said those things, he had already been sexing it up with an intern and her boyfriend was trying to blackmail him with dirty pictures. In retrospect, I think maybe Sen. Stanley meant that he just doesn’t want young people to have sex with each other, thereby saving the cute young things for himself,” said Carr.

Stanley’s sexual liaison with his intern began to unravel in April, when the intern’s boyfriend, Joel Watts discovered a sex video of Stanley and the intern and naked pictures of his girlfriend, and texted Stanley: “Good morning sir, how are you this fine day? McKensie and I have been talking and I feel that I have a video and some pictures you might be interested in seeing. This is her boyfriend, that guy you met outside Walgreens.”

In another text to Stanley, Watts said, “10,000 small bills, 20’s … Be smart because I will take all of us down you have until 10 am to reply with cash in fist.”

Stanley hightailed it to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation claiming his intern’s boyfriend was attempting to extort money from him, in exchange for not publicly releasing the incriminating pictures and the sex video.

Stanley cooperated with the local authorities to help them build a blackmail case against the boyfriend and Watts was arrested.

Although Stanley has not publicly admitted having an affair with his intern, a Tennessee investigator recently released a sworn affidavit, where Stanley admitted to having a “sexual relationship” with an intern in his office and taking nude and provocative photographs of her in his Nashville apartment.

Stanley says he has no intention of resigning from the state senate, but he has resigned from his chairmanship of the Tennessee State Senate’s Commerce committee. On Tuesday Stanley issued a statement claiming he was a victim, “Unfortunately, I am the victim and a witness to a crime in an ongoing investigation. At this time, I have been advised by authorities and the district attorney’s office not to comment.”

Meanwhile, the intern’s boyfriend is talking to every media outlet in Tennessee claiming he is innocent. “I wanted an apology. I called and asked this gentleman for an apology. It is recorded and documented. I never, ever demand and/or asked for money. I asked him for an apology,” said Watts.

“You know I was thinking this guy needs to be exposed. I need to bring his house of cards down,” said Watts.

The publicity surrounding Stanley’s sex scandal has caused previous charges of spousal abuse to reemerge from his first marriage. His ex-wife filed a restraining order against Stanley in 1994, claiming he physically assaulted her at least three times and “verbally abused” the couple’s children.

Ironically, Stanley met his current wife while she was working as an intern for Bill First’s U.S. Senate office in Memphis.



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