Miami, Florida —
Allegations that former Florida Governor Charlie Crist is gay have resurfaced.
Crist, who lost his 2010 U.S. Senate bid as an independent, is being accused of paying off two men to hide his sexual orientation, 10 News reported.
The allegations come from Damon Chase, a lawyer for Jim Greer. Greer is charged with paying himself to raise money for the Republican Party of Florida. He has said that Crist, as governor, approved the deal.
Chase told John Morgan of Morgan and Morgan, Crist's employer, that if he had to depose Crist, details of the cover up would surface. Chase alleges that Crist is gay and had affairs with at least two men who were paid to leave the state.
Crist has denied the claims, calling them "a bunch of delusional lies." He added that the tactics amount to either witness tampering or extortion.
Greer's trial opens July 30 and he has vowed not to go down alone.
Rumors that Crist is gay have continued even after he married Carole Rome in 2008. In 2009, Director Kirby Dick suggested as much in his documentary Outrage.
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