Eric Massa on Allegations: 'No, No, No, No, No'

He denies making sexual advances to male staffers
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2010 5:08 PM CST
Former Congressman Eric Massa.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Eric Massa went on Glenn Beck's show today and emphatically denied that he made sexual advances to male staffers. "No, no, no, no, no," said the newly resigned congressman when asked about the charges. "Now they're saying I groped a male staffer. Yeah, I did," he said. "Not only did I grope him, I tickled him until he couldn’t breathe and then four guys jumped on top of me. It was my 50th birthday. It was kill the old guy. You can take anything out of context."

The appearance came about 90 minutes after the Washington Post came out with new details of the allegations, which involve more than one staffer. While dismissing them, Massa said he "never should have allowed myself to be as familiar with my staff as I was." In general, Massa didn't deliver the dirt on the White House and Democrats that Beck wanted, notes Alex Koppelman at Salon, and Beck said as much to viewers when the show ended. But, hey, Massa still insists he had a confrontation with a nude Rahm Emanuel in the shower.

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