Portland Mayor Sam Adams’ fight to save his reputation was just dealt a huge blow: His claims that his “friendship” with then 17-year-old Beau Breedlove was extremely limited, and that Breedlove perused him, clashes with phone records showing Adams calling Breedlove some 33 times while he was just 17, including two phone calls placed just after landing at Portland’s airport. Meanwhile, in a public records review of Adam’s calendar, the date Adams says they kissed in a City Hall men’s room after a First Thursday event — June 2, 2005 — took place when Adams was supposedly on vacation in New York. Things are not looking good for Adams’ credibility.
Meanwhile, adds The Oregonian:
State criminal investigators have interviewed one person whose account suggests a different timeline for the City Hall encounter.
A former City Hall security officer told investigators that during a First Thursday event earlier in 2005, another guard reported discovering Adams and a young man in the second-floor men’s room.
Glenn Clark says he told investigators that he was working City Hall’s first-floor security desk while another guard, Jacoby Demissie, was stationed on the second floor. Clark was surprised when Demissie walked downstairs, stopping about 10 feet from him.
Clark recalled that Demissie told him “in a flat tone something to the effect of: ‘I just saw Sam Adams having sex with this younger guy in the bathroom,'” Clark said in a statement.
“I cannot be certain of exactly what Demissie said,” Clark said in the signed and notarized statement, which he gave to investigators and The Oregonian. “But the way Demissie made the statement made it clear to me that Adams and the younger man were doing more than kissing or making out.”
Because Demissie mentioned that the other man was young, Clark said, Clark was concerned that the young man might be underage. Clark said Demissie told him it didn’t look that way.
Breedlove, who’s now 21, appears only to be commenting on the situation to adult magazine. Adams, who’s still facing criticism over his decision not to resign, is staying mum too. But both he and Adams have previously acknowledged lying about the extent of their relationship.
So what unknowns do reviews of Adams’ phone calls and calendar show? (This timeline helps illustrate things.)
Adams and Breedlove probably first met at the state Capitol on March 24, 2005. At the time, Breedlove worked as an intern for state Rep. Kim Thatcher, a Keizer Republican.
Adams’ calendar for that date shows he had meetings with two Democratic legislators whose offices were near or next to Thatcher’s office. Breedlove gave Adams his phone number through another person.
Breedlove told The Oregonian that Adams sought him out about a week later. Adams’ cell phone records show that he called Thatcher’s office March 31 and that the call lasted three minutes. The records show that Adams then called Breedlove’s cell phone twice later that afternoon.
Adams personally gave The Oregonian his phone records and blacked out what he said were personal calls except for those to Breedlove. The billings don’t show the source of incoming calls, nor do they provide a record of text messages.
Adams made most of the calls between March 31 and May 9, and many lasted just one minute.
Adams made fewer calls in May and June but kept in touch, including soon after he was scheduled to return from his New York vacation.
According to Adams’ calendar, his flight home was scheduled to arrive at 8 p.m. June 4, 2005. Portland International Airport records say the plane arrived at 7:39 p.m.
Adams’ phone records show the first calls he made after the flight arrived were to Breedlove’s cell phone and the home of Breedlove’s mother.
Adams also called Breedlove on June 25 — the day Breedlove turned 18.
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