Skip to comments.Report: L.A. mayor Villaraigosa acknowledges 'relationship' with TV reporter
Posted on 07/03/2007 8:53:55 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
LOS ANGELES Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is in the midst of divorce proceedings with his wife, acknowledged in a statement published Tuesday that he is in a relationship with a Spanish-language television reporter.
It is true that I have a relationship with Ms. Mirthala Salinas, Villaraigosa said in a statement published in the Los Angeles Daily News. As I've said I take full responsibility for my actions, and I once again ask that people respect my family's privacy. For my part, I intend to stay focused on my job, and to work as hard as I can every day to be the best mayor I can be.
Villaraigosa had previously declined to comment, but issued the statement after the paper told him it was set to publish a story about his relationship with the Telemundo newswoman.
Salinas moved off the political beat, which includes coverage of the mayor, about 11 months ago, Telemundo spokesman Alfredo Richard said. He said the station wouldn't comment on employees' personal lives.
Messages left after hours by The Associated Press with Villaraigosa's office and at Telemundo, whose parent company is NBC Universal, were not immediately returned.
The mayor and his wife separated last month after 20 years of marriage. Corina Villaraigosa filed for divorce June 12, a day after the mayor told reporters in a City Hall news conference that he took the blame for his crumbling marriage.
“Villarsalinas” actually rolls off the tongue a bit better. ;)
No está culpable.
So, is he going to change his name to “Villasalinas”?
“Romance” in Atzlan.
Well, he has good visual sense at least...
Speaking out of both sides of his mouth award!
Will we have to refer now to Mayor Villaraigosalinas?
I wonder if he came here to clean her toilet.
Another example of the close relationship between the press and the dimocRAT party.
He has better taste than Bill Clinton......
So now both LA and San Francisco have currently serving philandering mayors..... what a great state! Maybe the CA voters just need to establish publicly funded brothels for their politicians...... /s
I don’t think anyone’s surprised least of all the wife. If Antonio wasn’t the mayor, would Mirthala even looked in his direction? I think NOT!
Continuing he said: "And man is she ever fine. Oh man what a bod. I don't need viagra or cialis, she's so hot. You guys are just jealous. And you should see some of her FRIENDS! I get shaky just thinking of them too. Maybe I can talk her into having some of them join us. You guys should be so lucky! And uh, oh yeah, THIS IS A PRIVATE MATTER! (I can't wait for the weekend to get her out of those clothes. I get dizzy and I'm about to faint with anticipation as it is.")
“Doing the work that legally married women wont do?”
“Publically funded brothels?”
I believe they are called City Hall.
He may have better taste but HE is still a rotten tamale.
Its a cultural thing...family values and infidelity.
Yes it is...Go to confession on Sunday and everything is now fine!
I think she’ll be cleaning his “door knob”....
Wait, then it’s true what my sister (who lives in LA) told me that Villaraigosa used to be Villa, and his wife Raigosa, and that they combined their names to form a new surname? How gay is that?!?
To quote a friend from college:
“Hot enough to make your teeth sweat...”
<<As I’ve said I take full responsibility for my actions, and I once again ask that people respect my family’s privacy. For my part, I intend to stay focused on my job, and to work as hard as I can every day... >>
In other words Mr. Antonio Villaraigosa is saying, the pay is good, so I’m not going to step down, the sex is good, so I’m not going to give it up, and I see nothign wrong with adultery and neither should you folks and you should be darn proud of having such a wodnerful fella as me serving you miserable folks.
Sorry...you've shown to be wholly disloyal personally in the things that matter most, and now you expect others to believe you will be loyal to them and their interests? That dog wont hunt hombre.
Reminds me of former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, proudly showing baby pictures of the kids he fathered out of wedlock.
And Henry Cisneros.
that’s one way to get the scoop on local politics
Can I ask why you emphasise that HE is the rotten tamale?
This television bimbo knew he was married. there are other ways to get a story other than sleeping with the mayor.
There is an old saying I will clean up for you.
Bait a trap with vagina and you will catch a man every time.
This woman baited her trap .
They are both at least equally as guilty. Yes: He is a rat,but is his love interest any better? I think not.
WTF is with society today?!?! I’m going to thinking long and hard before I even consider getting married again.
She is typical of the liberal fawning chick who will throw away any feminist pretenses when it comes to a liberal politician.
Reminds me of the NOW-gang chick who claimed that she would go to bed with Bill Clinton because he was pro-choice.
Wow I just read what I wrote. Maybe I should have pressed “1” for English.
Doing the Mayors that Americans wont do.
He’s a rotten tamale at his job....
I decided to let it “slide” since it was just too “easy”.
Doing the work that legally married women wont do?
This guy is one sick turkey.
and Sandy Berger - stealing and destroying national secrets
Hey, I’d do her. But then I’m neither married nor the mayor of LA.
Dude...Switch to decaff...;-)
She is a cutie though! Not sure what I like best...
Her hair up short, or down long...Either way...I’m good wit it...
That her Norm she is pretty
Hey leave to Mayor Antino has taste LOL!
If she is single then they are not quite equally guilty but still guilty.
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