It’s unclear why Survivor‘s first winner Richard Hatch is newsworthy again, but Today scored an EXCLUSIVE interview with him some 10 years after scoring the top prize in all his naked grandeur. After spending a few years in jail on tax evasion charges, Hatch now wears an electronic monitoring bracelet, and is back with new allegations: He was sent to jail because he’s a gay!
Yes, the judge who sentenced him had it out for him, sending him off to a maximum security prison alongside rapists and child molesters. He knows this because he wasn’t allowed to ask potential jurors if they were prejudiced against gays.
And maybe the judge was homophobic. But also: Hatch did not pay taxes on his $1 million winnings! Nor other income!