Ex-Boyfriend Files Lawsuit Seeking $1 Million In Damages Against Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu

In the latest chapter of the scandal that just won’t go away for Arizona sheriff Paul Babeu (right), his ex-boyfriend Jose Orozco has filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages, reports the Arizona Republic.

Orozco, a native of Mexico, claims that Babeu attempted to make him sign a contract saying he wouldn’t reveal the nature of their relationship—and then threatened to get him deported if he refused.

No details on what charges are being filed are available yet, as none of the parties to the case have given comment to the media.

Tim Gaffney, Sheriff’s Office director of communications and grants, issued this statement in response to a request for comment: “A notice of claim was provided to our office earlier today regarding this matter. As with any pending civil litigation, it would be inappropriate to comment at this time.”

Babeu is still running for a congressional seat in central Arizona. After Orozco made his claims public in the Phoenix New Times, Babeu admitted he was gay but said that he did not threaten to deport his ex.

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  • Mike

    Jose must have been one good top to be asking for that much paper, but, on a serious note, he should sue, let the anti-immigrant bigots of Pinal County pay for this. Babeu knew excatly what he was doing, and, even with his ego, should have known, it was going to come out, no pun intended.

    He tried to have his tres leches cake and get rich off of those who cooked it, and, I still don’t get why he still thinks he can win this election, there is no way the ‘family values’ crowd will ever vote for him, no matter how much a he man he is with is hand on his gun in a uniform spewing how ‘they are bad for the USA’ but, every now and again I find one who is so hot and can rock my world that he can get a pass, nope, most of the family values crowd are sexual freaks, but, they won’t go for this in the end, still, no pun intended.

    Studboi1 is now just a pitiful boi.

  • FreddyMertz

    @Mike: I concur.

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