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'Survivor' Hatch: I was imprisoned because I'm gay
AP ^ | 081809 | AP

Posted on 08/18/2009 1:50:52 PM PDT by Artemis Webb

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."

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: taxevasion

1 posted on 08/18/2009 1:50:52 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb

Naw Hatch, count it a blessing. Surely you got a lot of what you like in prison. The prosecutors did you a favor.


2 posted on 08/18/2009 1:53:00 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Please God Save The United States From Barack Hussein Al-Obama. Amen.)
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To: Artemis Webb

You went to prison for tax evasion because you weren’t a member of the Obama Administration and didn’t get a get out of jail free card courtesy of the most ethical congress ever ever in history.


3 posted on 08/18/2009 1:53:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Is he still gay? If so, shouldn’t he be in jail by his logic?


4 posted on 08/18/2009 1:53:25 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Artemis Webb

Victim victim victim victim victim.

Liberalism is rooted in self-absorbtion. Victim-identity is one of its manifestations.


5 posted on 08/18/2009 1:53:25 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Artemis Webb
He got a million dollar check and a 1099. He decided to not pay the taxes he owed. There were only two possible results... jail or Treasury Secretary.
6 posted on 08/18/2009 1:53:33 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("I can run wild for six months ...after that, I have no expectation of success" - Admiral Obama-moto)
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To: Artemis Webb

Gay Card

The new Race Card


7 posted on 08/18/2009 1:54:07 PM PDT by envisio (Foxtrot Yankee Bravo Oscar)
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To: Artemis Webb

No you wanker! You were jailed because you were/are a complete moron who thought he could get away with not paying any taxes!


8 posted on 08/18/2009 1:54:25 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Artemis Webb

He says that the blue states are homophobic.


9 posted on 08/18/2009 1:54:56 PM PDT by NoLibZone (North Korea? The only buildings in Hawaii at risk of destruction are those housing Obama's records!)
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To: Artemis Webb

Then prison wasn’t so bad, was it? So what’s he complaining about?


10 posted on 08/18/2009 1:54:59 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Artemis Webb

I didn’t realize that tax evasion was effeminate.


11 posted on 08/18/2009 1:55:16 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Artemis Webb

another VICTIM..... VICTIM.....

“man-up” guy.. you de the crime... you do the time...


12 posted on 08/18/2009 1:55:28 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: bareford101
"“man-up” guy"

Very unlikely.

13 posted on 08/18/2009 1:56:25 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb
When asked whether he believes that if he was heterosexual, he would not have gone to prison, Hatch replied, "I do believe that."

You believe a lot of weird things, Richard.

14 posted on 08/18/2009 1:57:44 PM PDT by TankerKC (USAF...retired. Well, on Terminal Leave.)
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To: Artemis Webb
"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."

If the prosecutor had any personal animus against Hatch, it was probably just because he's a jerk.

15 posted on 08/18/2009 1:58:00 PM PDT by Huntress (Who the hell are you to tell me what's in my best interests?)
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To: Artemis Webb
If it wasn't already obvious from the "Survivor" show and its fallout, Hatch's latest tantrum should make it plain that he is a completely narcissistic, self-absorbed asshole of the first order who has a real problem with authority.

He thought he could flip the bird at the IRS, unlike us mere mortals who have to pay taxes. Then when he's busted he screams "persecution". It's all about you, isn't it thweetie?

STFU and go away. Your 15 minutes expired long ago.

16 posted on 08/18/2009 2:02:59 PM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: vpintheak

Turbotax Timmy wannabe?


17 posted on 08/18/2009 2:19:55 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL! Good one!


18 posted on 08/18/2009 2:21:23 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: bareford101
Hum...

With Richard “man up” has a whole different meaning...

I am sure some of his fellow inmates also brought a whole new connotation to “Down the Hatch”...

19 posted on 08/18/2009 2:28:01 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (There's something socialist in the neighborhood, who ya gonna call? MITTBUSTERS!)
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To: Artemis Webb
I must not be up on the lingo. I thought being "gay" used to mean you were a homosexual. Turns out it must mean "tax cheat". I guess that means that Wesley Snipes and Al Capone were gay.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...
20 posted on 08/18/2009 3:06:43 PM PDT by philled (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.-- GB Shaw)
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To: Artemis Webb

Book deal, speaker tour and gay pride parade grand marshal-ing in his future no doubt.


21 posted on 08/18/2009 3:09:15 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Soemthing like that, but he didn’t have the connections.


22 posted on 08/18/2009 4:04:27 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: marshmallow

His name is Dick Hatch....too funny.... because he is one.


23 posted on 08/18/2009 4:07:02 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Artemis Webb
Gee, Richard, didn’t you always want to be in a Turkish prison? Well, we couldn’t arrange that, so we got you a stay in an American one.

http://www.usdoj.gov/tax/txdv05463.htm

Seems to have forgotten about a lot of income that year.

24 posted on 08/18/2009 4:22:13 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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