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Media Matters boss paid former partner $850G 'blackmail' settlement
fox news ^ | 2/27/12 | Jana Winter

Posted on 02/27/2012 10:09:30 AM PST by Nachum

Media Matters chief David Brock paid a former domestic partner $850,000 after being threatened with damaging information involving the organization’s donors and the IRS – a deal that Brock later characterized as a blackmail payment, according to legal documents obtained by FoxNews.com.

In an acrimonious lawsuit settled at the end of last year, Brock accused William Grey of making repeated threats to expose him to the "scorn or ridicule of his employees, donors and the press in demanding money and property." Brock claimed in legal papers that he sold a Rehoboth Beach, Del., home he once shared with Grey in order to meet Grey’s demands, which he called "blackmail" in the lawsuit.

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Former Vacation home of Media Matters Founder David Brock, a converted inn house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Brock sold the home in May 2010. The current owner razed the house and divided the plot for two new properties.

Brock, 49, heads the non-profit Media Matters for America, which bills itself as a watchdog of the conservative media but has recently come under fire for allegedly coordinating with Democrats in what could be a violation of its tax-exempt status.

Brock’s bitter legal battle with Grey, who is described in a Sept. 14, 2010 police report obtained by FoxNews.com as his domestic partner of more than 10 years, began after Brock began dating Washington, D.C., restaurant impresario James Alefantis about five years ago. For the next three years, Brock and Grey traded angry accusations, which were documented in the police report and were the foundation of a pitched legal battle replete with charges of blackmail, theft and financial malfeasance.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackmail; brock; corruption; davidbrock; democrats; domesticpartner; domesticpartnerships; fdrq; fraud; homosexualagenda; liberalmedia; liberals; matters; media; mediamatters; progressives; settlement

1 posted on 02/27/2012 10:09:42 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Rehoboth Beach = once a Methodist religious retreat; now New Jersey’s gay riviera.


2 posted on 02/27/2012 10:12:19 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Albion Wilde

Uh, Rehoboth Beach is in Delaware.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 10:15:47 AM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: Nachum

Angry, snippy, catty pansies.... who woulda thunk it?


4 posted on 02/27/2012 10:16:48 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Albion Wilde

That’s Ocean Grove and/or Cape May!


5 posted on 02/27/2012 10:18:04 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Quite a queer story.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 10:19:48 AM PST by dogcaller
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To: Nachum

Perversion pays.


7 posted on 02/27/2012 10:20:19 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Nachum

--Stool pushers Union courtesy photo.

8 posted on 02/27/2012 10:27:33 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum

I wonder if Media Matters gets any government funding. I wouldn’t doubt it. Leftist orgs invariably do after all, I heard that even racist La Raza and Open Society Institute (Soros) gets grants.


9 posted on 02/27/2012 10:32:12 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Liberty Valance

That photo is downright frightening.


10 posted on 02/27/2012 10:33:52 AM PST by crusader71
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To: GeronL

Since Media Matters is a 501(c)(3), donations are tax deductible... So indirectly (getting government support and funding), yes, donations by George Soros to Media Matters are tax deductible.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 10:43:38 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: sauropod
Uh, Rehoboth Beach is in Delaware.

You are correct. Northerners must take the "ferry" from Cape May.

12 posted on 02/27/2012 10:56:07 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

I meant actually recieving dollars from the government, I hear that-like ACORN- La Raza and the Open Society Institute recieve grants from the US government. Most leftwing organizations seem to.

So I am not referring to them being tax deductible


13 posted on 02/27/2012 10:58:05 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
he accused Brock...of taking $170,000 in possessions, including an $8,000 Louis Vuitton suit bag, paintings, a rug, a chandelier, a painted bust of a Roman soldier and a pair of carved wooden chairs upholstered with purple fabric.

catty and snippy yes, but isn't there something in the man-code about messing with another guy's stuff? Only a vile creature like Brock would steal his boyfriend's $8k suit bag.

14 posted on 02/27/2012 11:42:57 AM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: crusader71

That photo looks photo-shopped to me, his head doesn’t look like it is correctly aligned.


15 posted on 02/27/2012 11:59:08 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Nachum

how queer....

.....bone smugglers on parade...


16 posted on 02/27/2012 12:02:13 PM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Nachum
...threatened with damaging information involving the organization’s donors and the IRS

This could get really interesting.

17 posted on 02/27/2012 12:04:08 PM PST by Bearshouse
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To: Nachum

Cat fight.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 1:00:53 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: Albion Wilde

OK, you set that whole exchange up just so you could use that punchline, right?


19 posted on 02/27/2012 1:05:22 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
Since Media Matters is a 501(c)(3), donations are tax deductible... So indirectly (getting government support and funding), yes, donations by George Soros to Media Matters are tax deductible.

The next Republican AG needs to appoint a special counsel, methinks, given the charges of financial impropriety involving a tax-advantaged NGO.

20 posted on 02/27/2012 1:32:32 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: sauropod

It may be in Maryland, but it is the gay riviera for gays from NJ.


21 posted on 02/27/2012 1:37:55 PM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t young love wonderful?


22 posted on 02/27/2012 1:44:53 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: ghost of nixon

Only a gay man would pay $8k for a suit bag. They come free with a suit.

Brock ended the relationship when he found out the partner was above the age of consent,

Did I say? Bad Appy, bad. I’m going to spank my wicked, wicked hand.


23 posted on 02/27/2012 1:48:44 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Nachum

A couple of disgusting rimmers and felchers have a tiff. What is Brock hiding?? And hey, where is likidicks in all this?? I bet they could hack the media matters site and find out which of these deviants got his panties in a bunch.

Answer me one question: Are male homosexuals men?


24 posted on 02/27/2012 1:56:31 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: LRoggy
"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"

Well, Hell never met a "domestic partner" scorned apparently.

And BTW, why is Dan Marino hugging Barney Frank in that picture? I know he likes Isotoner leather gloves, but he doesn't like leather THAT much.

25 posted on 02/27/2012 2:54:14 PM PST by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Mr. Lucky

LOL!!

Yegads, there has been a nudist beach on Cape May Point near the “ferry” landing for many years. Sunset Beach on Cape May Point used to be a great family spot, but sometimes the gay nudists would wander over to Sunset Beach at lunchtime, which contained the only sandwich place on the Point, and they would be wearing only a string thong. You’d have to hide the children’s eyes.


26 posted on 02/27/2012 3:10:54 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Nachum

So Brock and company entertained “liberal movers and shakers” at their Rehoboth Beach house! I’d love to know who those “movers and shakers” were, and what they were “moving and shaking” considering that Brock et al were gay. Wonder if any of the White House advisors/staff were there

No wonder that Grey had something on Brock and his leftist playmates, as well as any shennanigans inside Media Matters itself.


27 posted on 02/27/2012 5:42:48 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
there is something emotionally and mentally wrong with most homosexuals....

they are dangerous....

28 posted on 02/28/2012 7:45:54 PM PST by cherry
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To: Nachum

placemark for pingout.


29 posted on 02/28/2012 7:55:57 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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