Folks Releases More Details Of Alleged Affair In Affidavit
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010
In an "affidavit" released 10/12, blogger Will Folks "provides new details about his claims that he had an 'inappropriate physical relationship'" with state Rep. Nikki Haley (R).
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"According to the affidavit, Haley and Folks 'shared [their] first kiss while sitting in her parked car outside of MacDougal's restaurant and bar'" in Columbia. The kiss "reportedly took place" in '07. Afterward, "the pair allegedly drove to a 'parking lot behind the neighborhood center at Emily Douglas Park, where [they] parked for approximately 45 minutes.'" Folks: "There we slid back the seats of her Cadillac SUV so that Rep. Haley could climb on top of me."
Folks "also claims that following that first encounter, he saw Haley numerous times" during Spring '07. He "also states that other 'romantic encounters occurred in her SUV ... and in her Statehouse office.'" Folks "alleges that he and Rep. Haley also went out in public several times and that pair's relationship was known by a friend."
Folks "says that the relationship with Haley ended" in June '07. Previously released phone record "show that he and Haley spoke 17 times between June 2 and Aug. 30," including one "lasting 180 minutes."
Folks "states that he ended the physical relationship with Haley because he began dating his now wife" (Haire, Charleston City Paper, 10/12).
Haley mgr Tim Pearson: "There is something about the days just before an election that make certain people want to get back in the newspapers. These accusations weren't true in June, they aren't true now, and those who continue to be fixated on this nonsense really should look into getting some professional help" (Adcox, AP, 10/12).
And Suddenly, This Just Isn't As Tantalizing
State Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D) "tried" 10/12 to "tie" Haley to ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Sheheen "said" ex-Abramoff deputy James Hirni "offered to help with Haley's campaign while he awaits sentencing. He attended two of her fundraisers" last month.
Haley's camp "said Hirni has no connection to her, raised no cash" for her (Wenger, Charleston Post and Courier, 10/13).