Skip to comments.Survivor Richard Hatch says he was imprisoned because he is gay.
Posted on 08/18/2009 1:40:22 PM PDT by karatemom
NEWPORT, R.I. "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that he believes he was sent to prison because he's gay, a claim the prosecutors in the case call baseless and delusional. Hatch, speaking publicly for the first time since being released from prison to home confinement, told NBC's "Today" show that he believes the judge in his tax evasion case discriminated against him. He also accused a prosecutor of misconduct. "I know without question that there are personal issues involved for the prosecutor. I don't know why. The prosecutorial misconduct has been egregious," he said. When asked whether he believes that if he was heterosexual, he would not have gone to prison, Hatch replied, "I do believe that." In court papers filed earlier this year, Hatch complained of widespread prejudice in the justice system against gay people. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office said Hatch's claims are baseless, and in a court filing in May, prosecutors pointed out that Hatch offered no evidence to support a claim that he was prosecuted because he is gay. Former U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente whose office oversaw the case told WPRO-AM that Hatch is "delusional." The judge in the case is now retired and could not immediately be reached for comment. Hatch was convicted in 2006 of failing to pay taxes on his $1 million prize for the first season of the CBS reality show. He was given extra prison time for lying on the stand. Hatch, 48, is due to be released from home confinement on Oct. 7, but has asked a judge to release him immediately for a variety of reasons, including because he was represented by ineffective lawyers. He told the "Today" show that he has been financially devastated by his tax case.
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So being gay caused him to be a tax cheat?
>> “Survivor” winner Richard Hatch said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that he believes he was sent to prison because he’s gay,
Dude, you won “Survivor” AND got to go to prison... but don’t go thinking life is a bed of roses, you’re bound to be disappointed.
He evaded taxes on $1,000,000 that tens of millions of people saw him win, then committed perjury, but he thinks he was jailed because he is gay?
I didn't see the interview, but why in the world would a "journalist" even ask such an idiotic question?
Prison just might be his kind of place...if only we could put Sue Hawk in a cell next to him.
>> if only we could put Sue Hawk in a cell next to him.
Ok, aside of the fact that he made $1,000,000 in a very public way and didn’t pay any taxes; and then lied about it .... what else has he done beside by gay.
Oh you mean Republican anti-gay bigot. Don’t you realize that if you are a minority, no matter what you do, you get to play the minority card?
Consider, if you oppose President Zero and his Socialistic programs - why, you are a rascist, pig. It is categorically impossible to disagree with anything a minority says without showing your ‘true’ rascist nature. If you oppose enforcing the laws when it applies to homosexuals, you are obviously a homophobic Christian bigot.
Simple, isn’t it?
Now I am opposed to income taxes as any of us here at FR. But until the supremes get it right, or we have states declare themselves soverign, we are all stuck in the same, ‘you make money you pay taxes on that money’
So did they prejudice him because he was gay????
Noooooooooo.....it’s simple...the bone smuggler decided he was better than the rest of us and didn’t need to pay tax on the million bucks he made on that stupid show.
Let’s see... We’ve got the race card, the poverty card, the ignorance card, the looks card, etc etc. And NOW we’ve got the gay card! < :)
Lets see... Weve got the race card, the poverty card, the ignorance card, the looks card, etc etc. And NOW weve got the gay card! < :)
The good thing is pretty soon-under this administration and Congress-we will all be able to claim the poverty card.
Failure to pay taxes on $1,000,000! Anyone that went to high school would know that they had to pay taxes on it.
They should put him in a cell with Rosie O’Donnell.
Yes, all the gays I know are being targeted for tax evasion. /s
“They should put him in a cell with Rosie ODonnell.”
Perhaps he could then be “Scared straight!”
People can just keep all those cards in their pocket and go through life as they please without any consequences at all. They can just pull out the coresponding victim card anytime they face any type of personal responsibility.
Unless they are a white, hetro, christian, conservative. Then they are guilty automatically.
Survivor Richard Hatch says he was imprisoned because he is gay.......OK Whatever...in Iran they would have cut your head off...quit your whining!
(LOL) Might do the trick!
Save it until we have a homosexual president.