Source Says Sam Adams Started Having Sex With Breedlove When He Was 17


SCANDAL — A close-friend of former legislative intern and Sam Adams love-interest Beau Breedlove has told Portland’s KATU News that Breedlove had told him his sexual affair with Adams started when he was 17. If true, this would contradict the Portland mayor’s assertion that “After I learned for the first time that he was 17, I told him that I was not interested in any sort of romantic relationship because he was 17.” Furthermore, Breedlove’s father, Marty, “told KATU News by phone he believes his son had sex with the mayor before he turned 18 years old”, though he says his son has not told him the full extant of his relationship with Adams. The age of consent in Oregon is 18.

KATU News reports:

“According to Breedlove’s friend, after that admission, Beau sent him a text message telling him that the sexual relationship started when Beau was still 17 years old.

When asked if he was convinced that Adams had sex with Breedlove when the young man was 17 years old, his friend said “yes.”…

Adams denied [the allegation he slept with Breedlove when he was 17] again last weekend when he returned to City Hall for the first time since the scandal broke. “Our sexual relationship occurred after he was 18,” he said.

According to a report in The Oregonian, Breedlove admits kissing Adams on two occasions before his 18th birthday – one a prolonged kiss that lasted about a minute in a men’s room at City Hall.

By e-mail, text and phone, KATU asked Breedlove if there were any inaccuracies in that report or his friend’s allegations. Friday afternoon, he said “the answers I gave The Oregonian are the same as what you would be told. That’s all I have to say to you.”