DC-Centric Website Claims To Have Proof Of Affair; Hooker Denies Scandal

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.

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14 Comments

  • 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.

  • Allen

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

  • hells kitchen guy

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

  • 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.

  • Bitch Republic

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

  • Dawster

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

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

  • alan brickman

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

  • 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.

  • camcam

    Satan incarnate

  • 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.

  • Stenar

    I guess GOP really does stand for Gay Old Party.

  • 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.

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