Alleged Lott Loverboy Nixes Rumor

Late yesterday, I posted an item rumoring that the reason behind Trent Lott's resignation from Congress was a rent boy stage-named Benjamin Nicholas. Now Max Follmer reports at the HuffPo that BN is dousing the red hot rumor with the cold water of categorical denial.

"There's nothing to be said, as Lott and I have no connection whatsoever," Nicholas wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. "How these 'quotes' have been fabricated are beyond me. The Senator is someone I have had no personal dealings with, ever."

In a subsequent posting on his own Web site, Nicholas wrote, "I have not, nor have I ever seen or had contact with Senator Trent Lott. It's as simple as that. It never happened."
So: Not True according to the escort, and I'm going to guess Not True according to the Senator who purportedly procured his services, though I haven't seen an official denial from Lott. Anyone surprised there's been no tearful confession? No? Didn't think so.

Then again, maybe there's really nothing to confess, anyway. Except, perhaps, just boring old run-of-the-mill avarice.

Stay tuned.

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