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Posted on 09/17/2006 2:22:36 PM PDT by Dane
Cipel: McGreevey assaulted me The onetime aide said he wanted to clear the record: The former governor made an advance he rejected. By John Shiffman Inquirer Staff Writer
In his new book, Jim McGreevey vividly recalls his first, magical kiss with Golan Cipel.
Cipel does not remember the 2001 encounter so fondly. The former aide calls it a failed sexual assault that followed shots of Jagermeister. After he pushed New Jersey's governor away, Cipel said, he asked McGreevey why he assumed he was gay.
"And McGreevey said, 'Everybody is a little gay,' " Cipel recalled yesterday in his first extended interview. "I was completely in shock."
Cipel, 37, told The Inquirer that he wanted to speak out to rebut what he called lies in McGreevey's new book, The Confession. He spoke by phone and said he was in his native Israel, where he works for a firm.
Cipel, whom McGreevey identified as his former lover, said he had decided not to write his own book. Still, he said, he wants the record set straight.
"I didn't have sex with him - ever," Cipel said. "In his book, he talks about love, but I never heard anything from McGreevey that was affectionate. The only thing I experienced from him was sexual harassment. Everything else is not true."
Cipel recalled another incident, which he said occurred while McGreevey was recuperating at home after breaking his leg in early 2002.
The former aide said he had taken paperwork to the governor and met with McGreevey, who was lying in bed. Once they were alone, Cipel said, McGreevey began to masturbate.
"He started to moan," Cipel said, "and I told him, 'You're crazy. Your little baby is in here. Your wife and aide are in the kitchen.' He didn't move his face. He had this crazy look in his eye. He patted the bed and said, 'Come sit next to me.' I felt like I wanted to vomit."
McGreevey did not immediately return an e-mail message requesting comment yesterday evening, or a message conveyed through a friend.
In reaction to Cipel's new allegations, State Sen. Ray Lesniak, a longtime friend of the former governor's, called Cipel an "extortionist and opportunist."
"Golan Cipel is a liar and a coward," Lesniak said. "He's proven it his entire history here in the United States over and over again. And he continues to lie and he continues to hide and run away from the truth... . It would be hard to believe him if he said the sun rises in the east and sets in the west."
Shortly before and after McGreevey resigned in 2004, Cipel threatened through lawyers to sue McGreevey for sexual harassment. He did not, and the statute of limitations lapsed.
Yesterday, Cipel said he had enjoyed working on McGreevey's 2001 campaign but had not planned to join the new governor's staff. He assumed that as a non-U.S. citizen, he wasn't eligible.
"He said, 'I can arrange anything. I'm the most powerful governor in the nation,' " Cipel recalled.
Cipel said that McGreevey had misled reporters by calling his then-aide the state homeland security chief, then refused to correct himself. The governor used a cultural stereotype, assuming it would sound good to have an Israeli running counterterrorism efforts, Cipel said.
Instead, the issue lingered in the press.
Cipel said McGreevey, a former mayor of Woodbridge, had been a great campaigner but a lousy state executive.
" 'It's like Woodbridge, just bigger,' " Cipel recalled the governor saying.
Cipel said he had found it odd that McGreevey liked to hang out with single male aides in their 20s and 30s.
"I was his employee," Cipel said. "I wasn't his friend. McGreevey didn't know the line."
In recounting their first encounter, Cipel said it had occurred while the governor's wife was in the hospital. McGreevey took him to a bar, Cipel said, then back to his condo for shots of Jagermeister.
"When I wouldn't drink, he said, 'C'mon! Be a man,' " Cipel recalled. Cipel said that McGreevey had asked him to look at something upstairs "for work," and that Cipel had said OK.
"So McGreevey comes up, turned toward the den very fast, and pushed me toward the bedroom. I froze, and I said, 'What's going on?' He pushed me again on my chest. He jumped on me, and we wrestled. He tried to kiss me. He tried to sexually assault me."
Cipel said he had broken free.
"I was so scared," he said. "I knew there was a state trooper outside. If I hit the governor back, who would they blame? I rushed out. I went home. I couldn't sleep all night. Thoughts in my mind were running. What am I going to do?"
He said, he said?
What's wrong with being happy? And why are so many people, who say they are happy, so angry with the rest of us most of the time?
In his new book, Jim McGreevey vividly recalls his first, magical kiss with Golan Cipel.
Is John Shiffman, the author of this piece, a little gay? Sounds like it. Yetch.
It's safe to say that McGreevey had penis envy. And chalk up another liar to have graced the set of Oprah.
Uh, I don't think Brokeback (ex)Governor OR Cipel are interested in "pie" of any sort.
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
Those Democrats are a wacky bunch!
I'm just laughing at both of them. I think they deserve each other.
There. Probably a little more accurate now.
"I didn't have sex with him - ever,"
Clinton said that's not sex. :-/
Now that's one for Quotable Quotes.
Presidents playing hide the cigar with interns in te Oval Office
Barney runs a male whore house in DC and lies to the police
Gary Studs sodomizes pages
McGreevy and his homo scandals
Democrats will elect anybody
When are they just going to get on with it and name one of the rest rooms along the NJ Turnpike for McGreevey...
What a man.
Whata bytch that Mc Gravy! No affection, jus' wanted to faaaark him, magin that! Not true that Cipeel was paid for doing nothing and potentially to be elevated to be security whateveeeer? Try another one!
Oh Goody a gay fight.
Incidently, the McGreevy article appeared on page one of the Press, right under the lead story "Former Senate President Guilty". It seems that John A. Lynch, DEMOCRAT state senator, president of the senate from 1990-1992, and "influential in former Gov. James E. McGreevy's rise to power", has pleaded guilty to federal fraud and tax evasion charges. For some strange reason the story appears to have escaped the notice of the Philly press......
"And when I'm president, we'll have "dress-up teas" at the WH for
homoesexuals, metrosexuals, transsexuals, transvestites, bi-sexuals, gender-
unspecifics, gender-unknowns, and the gender-confused."
Here's the two lovebirds when they met in Israel---just two weeks after McGreevey proposed marriage to his now ex-spouse.
Cipel was hustled to NJ and set up in an apartment closeby then-mayor McGreevey's offce. McGreevey married and impregnated his wife just in time for the Governor's race---and family photo-ops on the beach.
McGreevey rewarded Golan Cipel's sexual prowess in Statehouse urinals and for those sweaty threesomes at Drumthwacket with the $110,000 HomeLandSec job that included a Mercedes SUV and all the credit bills Cipel could run up.
Just as the tri-state area was recovering from 9/11, McGreevey also insisted the US military give Cipel access to strategic US national security secrets that could be sold for a bundle to America's enemies.
It was only later that the FBI would not give Cipel security clearance b/c he is not an American.
The things they do for love---even if it involves undermining US national security (gag).
McGreevy's the friggin' Antichrist.
I remember that some believed Cipel was Mossad. The Mossad has identified McGreevey as "easy". Of course, no facts but it was a good plot for a spy novel.
Mc Me-Myself-and-I-------he could care less about the women he deceived, and the children who will grow up knowing their father is a lowlife.
Yeah, rumors were flying----one juicy rumor was that Cipel was formally trained in sexpionage techniques, and used McG's infatuation with him to gain access to US national security secrets.
Before political correctness raised its ugly head, the conventional wisdom was that spies used sex to get info.
Several British homoesexual spy incidents come to mind confirming this.
Maybe Cipel used "pillow talk" to get the HomeLandSec job?
Isn't this the man on The Andy Griffith Show that tried to make a liar out of Opey?? I knew he was trouble.
This is what's most repugnant. And where are all those who say sodomites are 'good and normal' when something like this occurs? They suddenly become speechless.
For what it's worth, the American Psychiatric Assn. decided homosexuality isn't a mental disorder. What does that mean? It's "normal", or it's "bad". Take your pick.
Then McGreevey informs us that "...being gay, as with everything else, is a grace from God..."
Sure, Jim, and try to convince your ex-wives and kids, you pathetic misfit.
He did'nt assault him. He made boastful, passionate, whispering, manful kind of love" to him according to McSleazy.
I can't wait for the Saturday Night Live skit on the Oprah appearance.