2 Caribbean Women: NJ Senator Paid Us for Sex

Women point finger at Democrat Bob Menendez
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Suggested by cfbailey
Posted Nov 1, 2012 8:25 AM CDT
Senator Bob Menendez speaks at a statewide town meeting.   (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

(Newser) – Two women from the Dominican Republic tell the Daily Caller that New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez gave them money in exchange for sex at a resort in that country this spring, in a report getting picked up by conservative blogs. In interviews given via translator, the two, who asked to remain anonymous, say they were brought to Casa de Campo around Easter, where they were promised $500 by Menendez for their services; but they say he paid them each just $100 when all was said and done.

The man "called him[self] Bob" says one woman; the other recounted being told she was "beautiful" before the two had sex. The Daily Caller doesn't offer proof that Menendez was in the country at the time, but does note that he has traveled there on several occasions and has stayed at the Casa de Campo home of a campaign donor at least once—a donor whose private plane made a stop at New Jersey's Teterboro airport on Easter Sunday. A rep for the divorced 58-year-old, who is up for re-election Tuesday, told the Daily Caller, "We're not going to respond to a completely false accusation." Writing for the Atlantic Wire, a skeptical Dashiell Bennett says a couple of factors take some wind out of the story's sails, like the fact that prostitution is legal in the Dominican Republic. Click for more. (Read more New Jersey stories.)

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