"Lucien", the gay prostitute hired by anti-gay activist George Rekers, finally speaks out on the controversy, which broke Tuesday.
Lucien was originally relunctant to comment, but changed his mind "after a heart-to-heart with a friend, Michael, who alerted him to the grim realities of his client's anti-gay activities."
Since the story broke, Reker has made public statements that he hired Lucien because he (Reker) had a bad back, and he needed someone to lift his luggage during his ten-day trip to Europe.
Lucien sez: The bad back thing is true, but Reker never asked him to carry around luggage.
Since the story broke, Reker has made public statements that he spent time on the trip counselling Lucien, trying to get Lucien to renounce his homosexuality.
Lucien sez: Untrue.
And of course, Reker has denied that the two had sex.
That actually might be true, although it depends on how one defines "sex":
The male escort hired by anti-gay activist George Alan Rekers has told Miami New Times that the Baptist minister is a homosexual who paid him to provide body rubs, once a day, in the nude, during their ten-day vacation in Europe.
Rekers allegedly named his favorite maneuver the "long stroke" — a complicated caress "across his penis, thigh… and his anus over the butt cheeks," as the escort puts it. "Rekers liked to be rubbed down there," he says.
Oh, my. Ewwwww.
Full story here.
FURTHER THOUGHTS: Of course, one could say this comes down to a he-said-he-said matter. The truly damning thing though is the report that Reker wanted Lucien to sign a confidentiality agreement (according to Lucien). If that confidentiality agreement surfaces (and the news report says it will), doesn't that put the nail in the coffin for Reker? After all, why would Lucien have to sign a confidentiality agreement if he was merely brought along as a travelling companion and luggage carrier?