Skip to comments.Report: Rep. Mahoney Settles Suit With Ex-Mistress (D-FL)(Schadenfreude Alert!)
Posted on 10/13/2008 1:01:46 PM PDT by markomalley
Rep. Tim Mahoney paid $121,000 to a former mistress who worked on his staff and sued him after he threatened her job when she tried to end the relationship, former and current staff aides told ABC News on Monday.
Mahoney, D-Fla., won his congressional seat in 2006 after Rep. Mark Foley, a Republican, was forced to resign in the wake of a scandal involving a congressional page.
According to ABC News, Mahoney, who is married, started an affair with Patricia Allen while campaigning against Foley on a morality platform. Allen came on to his staff after he won the election in 2006, but when complaints about the alleged affair surfaced, Mahoney moved Allen to the campaign staff, aides told the broadcast network.
ABC reported Allen tried to break off the affair after learning Mahoney was supposedly cheating on her and his wife with other women. In response, he threatened her job, ABC reported.
"You work at my pleasure," Mahoney told Allen in a taped Jan. 20, 2008, telephone call played for Mahoney staffers, ABC reported.
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel spoke to Mahoney in early 2007 about his personal conduct, FOX News confirmed Monday. Emanuel formerly headed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the panel charged with electing Democrats to Congress.
Sources told FOX News that Emanuel did not know the woman was a staff aide or that payments were being offered to her until informed by ABC News.
"Upon hearing a rumor, Congressman Emanuel confronted Congressman Mahoney, told him he was in public life and had a responsibility to act accordingly and appropriately, and urged him to do so. They had no further conversations on this topic," an aide to Emanuel said in a statement.
Asked about the affair, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she didn't know anything about...
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‘Rep. Tim Mahoney paid $121,000 to a former mistress’
Poor lady. Now the Dems are gonna really tax her income as well.
Cheating on his mistress...First time I've heard that one.
Hey wait a minute.....maybe I support the wrong party. Seems like these guys have more women than I did when I was younger. Of course I didn’t have their (your) money to give them.
Is this her?
Not worth it. Next time, go to Vegas and hire a professional. ;)
Now, now this is his private business. It is only public business when it is one of those horrible Republicans. What a bunch of losers.
she is ugly..
“she is ugly..”
Maybe thats why he cheated on her.
I hope he slept with her at least 121 times, or he got over-charged.
Typical Gov’t, they over pay for everything. Lol.
“Not worth it. Next time, go to Vegas and hire a professional. ;) “
How did that work out for New York’s former governor, Elliot Spitzer?
He didn't go to Vegas. He hired a local escort.