Statement by Golan Cipel for The Today Show
"McGreevey has a long history of lying in both his personal and political life and there’s no reason to believe this book is anything different"
Tel Aviv Sep 20, 2006 - “McGreevey’s new book is not a real confession, but rather a carefully planned pack of lies intended to rehabilitate his name and restore him to public life. I strongly hope that the gay community rejects this obvious and shameless ploy from a man who has engaged in acts of deception, sexual violence and intimidation. McGreevey has a long history of lying in both his personal and political life, and there’s no reason to believe this book is anything different. He admits that once he took office he could no longer engage in the anonymous sexual acts in seedy porn shops and rest stops, and clearly this frustration led to the perverted sexual attacks I suffered. I cannot accept the thought that this man might do to others what he did to me, and that is why I am telling the entire truth of my story. If he has chosen to forget, I will continue to remind him.
“A federal investigation determined that there was no extortion of McGreevey on my part, and that it was merely negotiation between attorneys. Federal officials informed my attorney that I acted properly during settlement talks. McGreevey’s accusation of extortion is only a public relations move intended to deflect attention from what was really going on.”
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