Former Florida governor accused of paying to hide affairs with men
Former Gov. Charlie Crist accused of being gay and paying cash to keep from being outed
Charlie Crist, the former governor of Florida, is facing charges he paid two men to leave the state so his sexuality would not be discovered.
From 2007 to 2011 Crist was the chief executive of the southern US state. The allegations come from the attorney of Jim Greer, the former chair of the Republican Party of Florida. As reported by the News-Press, Greer’s lawyer made the following claims: 1) two men were paid to leave the state so sexual affairs with the then governor would not be made public, 2) Crist attempted to kiss Greer at a hotel in California.
As of today, 9 June, Crist, has not made any public statements. However, his present employer, the law firm Morgan and Morgan, noted Crist’s supposed sexuality was not connected to Greer’s case and the charges were meant to embarrass the ex-governor.
Greer is set to be in court on July 30, facing charges of improper use of party funds. He maintains Crist approved all of those transactions.