Charlie Crist, former governor of Florida, has responded to allegations in a report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the case of former state party Chairman Jim Greer that the ex-governor paid two men to leave the state, in order to cover up his homosexuality.
USA Today reports that the allegations filed in the FDLE report come from Greer’s attorney, Damon Chase, who states that Chase allegedly told John Morgan of Morgan and Morgan, the law firm Crist works at, that if he was forced to depose the former governor in the Greer case, Crist would be embarrassed by a few allegations made against him.
News Press reports that the allegations include:
- Charlie Crist having a homosexual relationship with at least two men, who were then paid to leave the state to avoid embarrassing the then-governor
- Crist attempting to kiss Greer at a hotel in Beverly Hills
- Crist’s drunken escapades, which his security detail had to cover for him
- Crist attempted to run people over with a golf cart after he had been drinking.
Crist’s response, according to News Press, was that the statements are “a bunch of delusional lies,” adding that this was an attempt by Greer’s attorney to change his affidavit about his knowledge of Greer receiving compensation for fundraising.
USA Today reports that Morgan stated in response that, even if Charlie Crist were homosexual, it had nothing to do with the criminal trial against Jim Greer. Greer’s trial is set to begin on July 30th.