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Cipel: McGreevey assaulted me
Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 17, 2006

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?"


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: cipel; cipelmcgreevey; goatse; homosexualagenda; joisey; mcgreevey; roughtrade; vomit; whosyourdaddy
Jersey politics smells worse than Jersey.
1 posted on 09/17/2006 2:22:37 PM PDT by Dane
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To: Dane
"Everybody is a little gay"


2 posted on 09/17/2006 2:25:08 PM PDT by petercooper (It could be worse, it could be raining.)
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To: Dane

He said, he said?


3 posted on 09/17/2006 2:26:00 PM PDT by maggief
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To: petercooper

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?


4 posted on 09/17/2006 2:28:56 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: Dane
Whichever way you slice it, it's pretty gross.

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.

5 posted on 09/17/2006 2:30:13 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dane
Cipel: McGreevey assaulted me

"Unnngh!"

6 posted on 09/17/2006 2:30:21 PM PDT by RichInOC ("Rule One: NO POOFTERS!")
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To: RichInOC
He's just saying that now because he wants a piece of ass the pie from bosses book deal.
7 posted on 09/17/2006 2:32:17 PM PDT by jdm (I gotta give the Helen Thomas obsession a rest.)
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To: maggief

It's safe to say that McGreevey had penis envy. And chalk up another liar to have graced the set of Oprah.


8 posted on 09/17/2006 2:33:10 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (How to win over terrorist? KILL them with UNKINDNESS.)
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To: jdm

Uh, I don't think Brokeback (ex)Governor OR Cipel are interested in "pie" of any sort.


9 posted on 09/17/2006 2:34:08 PM PDT by Malacoda (Bu**er Islam)
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To: maggief
He said, he said? Love it!
10 posted on 09/17/2006 2:35:55 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Dane
"I didn't have sex with him - ever," Cipel said.

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

11 posted on 09/17/2006 2:36:08 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: Dane

LMAO!!!
Those Democrats are a wacky bunch!


12 posted on 09/17/2006 2:37:53 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jdm

I'm just laughing at both of them. I think they deserve each other.


13 posted on 09/17/2006 2:38:49 PM PDT by RichInOC (McGreevey. Boastful. Passionate. Whispering. Masculine. Democrat for President 2008.)
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To: Dane
"'Everybody Democrat politician is a little gay,' "

There. Probably a little more accurate now.

14 posted on 09/17/2006 2:39:50 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: vox humana

"I didn't have sex with him - ever,"

Clinton said that's not sex. :-/


15 posted on 09/17/2006 2:45:38 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Dane
"Everybody's a little gay."

Now that's one for Quotable Quotes.

16 posted on 09/17/2006 4:02:53 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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To: Dane

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


17 posted on 09/17/2006 5:52:38 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Dane

When are they just going to get on with it and name one of the rest rooms along the NJ Turnpike for McGreevey...


18 posted on 09/17/2006 6:26:15 PM PDT by Zeppo
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To: Dane
In recounting their first encounter, Cipel said it had occurred while the governor's wife was in the hospital.

What a man.

19 posted on 09/17/2006 6:28:28 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: Dane
"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."

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!

20 posted on 09/17/2006 7:17:55 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (ffffFReeeePeee!)
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To: Dane

Oh Goody a gay fight.


21 posted on 09/17/2006 7:20:02 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: Liz
Homosexuality is "good and normal"
22 posted on 09/17/2006 7:41:30 PM PDT by jla
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To: Dane

Wow. Wow.


23 posted on 09/17/2006 7:44:35 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Leaning on the everlasting arms.)
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To: Dane
In his new book, Jim McGreevey vividly recalls his first, magical kiss with Golan Cipel..."We undressed and he kissed me. It was the first time in my life that a kiss meant what it was supposed to mean - it sent me through the roof. It was like a man emerging from 44 years in a cave to taste pure air for the first time, feel direct sunlight on palid skin, warmth where there had only been a bone-chilling numbness. I pulled him to the bed and we made love like I'd always dreamed - a boastful, passionate, whispering, manful kind of love." - excerpt from the book as quoted in an Atlantic City Press article "McGreevy Memoir has Many Cringing"
McGreevy will be appearing on Oprah this week for those who'd like to hear more......
24 posted on 09/17/2006 9:21:19 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Intolerant in NJ

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......


25 posted on 09/17/2006 9:36:59 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: jla
Homosexuality is "good and normal"

"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."

26 posted on 09/18/2006 7:50:17 AM PDT by Liz (The US Constitution is intended to protect the people from the government.)
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To: jla; TommyDale; Calpernia; martin_fierro

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).

27 posted on 09/18/2006 8:04:46 AM PDT by Liz (The US Constitution is intended to protect the people from the government.)
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To: Liz

McGreevy's the friggin' Antichrist.


28 posted on 09/18/2006 8:06:00 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Liz

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.


29 posted on 09/18/2006 8:10:57 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: martin_fierro

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.


30 posted on 09/18/2006 8:12:18 AM PDT by Liz (The US Constitution is intended to protect the people from the government.)
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To: AppyPappy; jla

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?


31 posted on 09/18/2006 8:20:52 AM PDT by Liz (The US Constitution is intended to protect the people from the government.)
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To: Dane

Isn't this the man on The Andy Griffith Show that tried to make a liar out of Opey?? I knew he was trouble.


32 posted on 09/18/2006 8:26:20 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.jokaroo.com/funnyvideos/toilet_obsession.html)
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To: Dane
This guy should be in jail then put on a sex offender register if he was ever let out, but because he''s a Democrat, sex laws don't apply to this monster.
33 posted on 09/18/2006 9:41:58 AM PDT by jackieaxe (Unsourced reporting is not reporting but a lie or a manipulation)
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To: Liz
...he could care less about the women he deceived, and the children who will grow up knowing their father is a lowlife.

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.

34 posted on 09/18/2006 6:42:59 PM PDT by jla
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To: jla
And where are all those who say sodomites are 'good and normal' when something like this occurs?

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.

35 posted on 09/19/2006 11:25:41 PM PDT by IIntense
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To: Dane
It's one thing to be a nauseating exhibitionist. It's another to be a corrupt, mendacious and nauseating exhibitionist.

Regards, Ivan

36 posted on 09/19/2006 11:27:55 PM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: RichInOC

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.


37 posted on 09/19/2006 11:34:18 PM PDT by volunbeer
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