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Did Trent Lott Keep Gay Rent Boy?

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Republican Senator Trent Lott caused a sensation today when he announced his early retirement. Insisting that he’s in good health, but neglecting to elaborate on why he’s quitting five years early, Lott’s revelation led some to speculate he’s accepted a more lucrative private sector gig.

Big Head DC, however, wonders whether Lott’s telling the whole truth.

Update: There’s more finger pointing and scandal after the jump!

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The way BHDC tells it, Lott may have been involved with an escort named Benjamin Nichols:

Nicholas told Big Head DC today via e-mail that he didn’t want to go on the record to talk about his dealings with Lott, because, said Nicholas, “Trent is going through his fair share of scrutiny right now and I don’t want to add to it.” However, e-mail and other records confirm that the two have met on at least two occasions.

“All I can say at this point is no comment,” Nicholas told us. “It’s the professional thing for me to do.”

In a subsequent e-mail message, Nicholas confirmed that another publication is working on a story about a “possible relationship” between Lott and himself, but Nicholas also “politely declined” an interview for that story.

If Nicholas’ name sounds familiar, it should: he previously spoke out against Ted Haggard’s boy toy, Mike Jones, for airing the preacher man’s dirty laundry.

UPDATE: Ben Nicholas, the rent boy in question, denies the Big Head DC’s Lott allegations. Via Slog:

It looks like a Washington DC-based blog called BigHeadDC is making claim that there was (or, is) a working relationship between myself and Senator Trent Lott. There are falsely pieced-together quotes that serve no purpose other than to sensationalize a completely fabricated scoop.

I will continue to offer a great sense of confidentiality to the people I see. I have not, nor have I ever seen or had contact with Senator Trent Lott. It’s as simple as that. It never happened.

Some of our sources in DC, meanwhile, claim that more mainstream media are working on a similar story, which would support Big Head DC’s claim that another publication’s working on this nearly banal scandal.

Meanwhile, as Radar points out, Big Head DC ain’t the most reputable source:

Rob Capriccioso, a Washington, D.C., blogger and sometime (now former) Radar freelancer, reported on his own blog, bigheaddc.com, [November 11th] that Sam Donaldson’s phone number appears on the D.C. Madam’s supposed client list—the record of outgoing phone calls that Deborah Jean Palfrey made while operating the high-end-hooker operation that serviced Sen. David Vitter and other D.C. potentates.

What he didn’t report is that Palfrey told him, repeatedly, in no uncertain terms, that her single telephone call to Donaldson had nothing to do with prostitution.

Anyway you cut this mess, at least one person’s pant are totally on fire.

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Nov 26, 2007
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  • 14 Comments
    • BNfan
      BNfan

      DC’s FAKING the whole thing. This totally isn’t BN’s gig. I don’t believe that DC has anything to link the two together. Bullshit.

      Nov 26, 2007 at 5:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen
      Allen

      I hate admitting this, but … Ben’s kinda hot. Go Trent for having good taste! :D

      Nov 26, 2007 at 5:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hells kitchen guy
      hells kitchen guy

      Agree w/Allen – at least the asshole’s got good taste!

      Nov 26, 2007 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Muller
      John Muller

      I hope to god the mainstream media picks up on this. Another week – another GOP gay sex scandal. Maybe the republican party represents gay people, or just gay people getting their freak on.

      Nov 26, 2007 at 6:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John Muller
      John Muller

      TELL THE ESCORT TO OUT SENATOR LOTT, TELL HIM HE IS OBLIGATED AS A GAY MAN TO OUT THIS MAN WHO HAS MADE GAY LIVES MISERABLE!

      http://www.benjaminnicholas.com/contact.html
      http://www.myspace.com/BenjaminNicholas

      Nov 26, 2007 at 6:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bitch Republic
      Bitch Republic

      I also hope the mainstream media picks up on this story.

      Nov 26, 2007 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dawster
      Dawster

      FINALLY… the escorts in these stories are starting to get better looking.

      (although imagining him with Trent Lott has made him grossly untouchable.)

      Nov 26, 2007 at 7:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • d13
      d13

      Trent Lott’s gay video here:
      http://scandalous-news.com/video.html?v=Trent_Lott_gay

      Nov 26, 2007 at 9:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman
      alan brickman

      the escort is superhot!! I guess fags “do have”
      good taste!!!

      Nov 26, 2007 at 9:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      Um, the Senate’s rules governing Senators-turning-lobbyists change on Jan 1 2008; if Lott hadn’t announced his resignation today, he’d have to wait 2 years before picking up a lucrative lobbying gig. Much as I’d LOVE for another republican to go down in…well, to be found going down, in this case I suspect it’s about the OTHER republican vice, this time cash, not sex.

      Nov 26, 2007 at 10:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • camcam
      camcam

      Satan incarnate

      Nov 26, 2007 at 10:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chandler in lasvegas
      chandler in lasvegas

      He has a very Russian gymnast look to him. Many Russian rent boy-hustlewhores drop their family name and use their first two. Benjamin Nicholas (Nikolievich) Something-or-other. I wonder what his real name is.

      Nov 26, 2007 at 11:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stenar
      Stenar

      I guess GOP really does stand for Gay Old Party.

      Nov 26, 2007 at 11:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John
      John

      “All I can say at this point is no comment,” Nicholas told us. “It’s the professional thing for me to do.”

      That’s an admission Sen. Lott is one of his johns. If Sen. Lott is not one of his johns and never was one of his johns, then why not say so? That would not be a lie.

      By saying no comment, Nichols is protecting himself from lying. By not lying he is telling the truth in a back door way.

      Nov 27, 2007 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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