"This whole rumor, this whole of idea of who I am in my private life has been shopped around," Babeu told reporters during an hour-long press conference Saturday in front of his sheriff's office. "This was a way, the hook, of how this could be brought out, and to malign and attack a sheriff who does stand for conservative principals, who does enforce the law."
The man's lawyer, Melissa Weiss-Riner, released a statement Saturday saying (Babeu's ex-lover) retained her firm's services because he was contacted by Babeu's attorney and "felt intimidated."
"Jose continues to live in fear, and is currently in the process of moving again," she said. "Therefore, he is not available to speak with the media at this time."
Aside from all the other stuff, HOW could this guy support a candidate who considers him to be a second-class citizen, and who, as president, would do his level best to roll back all the progress made by the LGBT community over the last 30 years or so. This guy disgusts me. -- And he appears to be a damn liar, too - I guess that's why the Romney camp welcomed him with open arms.