Saturday, July 25, 2009

More From The "Evangelical Christian Family Values" Amusement Park

Self-Proclaimed "Family Values" Senator in Tennessee Involved in Hetero-Sex Scandal, Extortion Expected to Step Down from Senate Committee

from FOX13 Memphis:

Senator Paul Stanley helped TBI Investigators set up a man who is accused of blackmailing him for $10,000.

According to the arrest affidavit, Joel Palmer Watts tried to extort $10,000 out of Senator Stanley in exchange for a data card containing nude pictures of a woman both men were allegedly having a relationship with.

TBI says that the woman is 23 year old McKensie Morrison. Morrison is a student at Austin Peay State University and an intern for the 2009 legislative session.

According to the affidavit, Watts discovered pictures that showed the young woman in compromising positions in Senator Stanley's Nashville apartment.

The TBI says Watts then began contacting Stanley wanting to exchange the memory card for money and secrecy.

The senator is a married father of two, well known for his emphasis on family values.

Instead, Stanley contacted the TBI and authorities set up an exchange at a Nashville restaurant in April of this year.

"That was a controlled delivery. Of course there were a lot of TBI agents there when the exchange took place. When the exchange happened, that's when TBI agents arrested Mr. Watts for extortion and theft."

The TBI adds that the young woman was cooperative with the investigation and investigators have no reason to believe she was in on the extortion.

It is unclear at this point why this has been kept quiet until now.

A Nashville newspaper reports Stanley is planning to step down as chairman of the senate commerce committee.

Statement from Senator Paul Stanley:

Unfortunately, I am the victim and a witness to crime in an ongoing investigation. At this time, I have been advised by authorities and the District Attorney’s office not to comment. There is already misinformation being inferred regarding this matter which I look forward to clearing up at the appropriate time.

1 comment:

billp said...

Stanley deserves forgiveness for this. If you look closely at each case, it turns out that Democrats who have affairs are hypocritical, immoral adulterers whose conduct exposes them for what they are. By contrast, the Republicans who had affairs are good, decent God-fearing people who simply made a mistake that should not overshadow their honorable character and strong moral convictions.