The sex scandal teased by Drudge turns out to be about Democrat Senator Bob Menendez’s penchant for patronizing hookers in the Dominican Republic and paying them substantially less than the agreed price.
Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller has obtained records that provide strong circumstantial evidence that Menendez traveled to the Dominican Republic from his home in New Jersey on Easter Sunday of this year.
One woman said Menendez wooed her with compliments like “beautiful” before they slept together. The other woman recounted, with apparent bitterness, receiving from an intermediary only $100 of the $500 she had been promised.
“He lies,” she said of Menendez. “He says one thing and does another.”
According to the translator’s summary, Menendez “was nice at first, but then later he did not seem to care about her.”
Menendez, who is 58 and divorced, has represented New Jersey in the U.S. Senate as a Democrat since being appointed to fill a vacancy in 2005. He is up for re-election on Nov. 6.
Asked about the allegations, Menendez spokeswoman Tricia Enright refused to answer any questions on the subject. “We’re not going to respond to a completely false accusation,” she wrote by email.