Monday, February 27, 2012

Ex-BF Blackmailed Media Matters
Boss Brock to the Tune of $850,000

(Brock, left, with his current partner James Alefantis. Credit: Washington Life.)

Fox News is reporting that gay political opportunist David Brock and his ex-boyfriend went through a very nasty and costly break up:

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

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.

That's just the first two paragraphs. The full story is worth a read. Click here to read the ex's civil lawsuit filing and go here to see Brock's complaint with the Washington, DC, police department against the ex.

Part of Brock's political and media empire includes Equality Matters, which was a self-declared "war room" for the LGBT movement, or at least the Democratic Party leaning segment of the movement. Equality Matters was initially run by Democratic hack and former adviser to President Bill Clinton Richard Socarides, and Kerry Eleveld, who once served as the Advocate's editor in DC.

Both Socarides and Eleveld exited the organization less than a year after it was founded, and as I far I can tell the movement has not suffered one iota with their departures and the significant downsizing of Equality Matters to a mediocre blog is nothing but big yawn.

I'm very curious to see if the liberal media and gay blogosphere gets interested in the Brock blackmail story.

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