So why is this thread back up?
Count me as a doubter. If this is unsubstantiated rumor, then you were right to pull this!
I think the thread was down because, 1. these are serious charges and 2. the link was clogged so couldn’t be verified.
Reasonable actions, and I’m flattered someone thinks I could be so creative to have made this all up!
I got the story off a hint at another blog. I think afterwards Drudge put it up and crashed the web site.