Blog: Ex-Boyfriend’s Claim Against Sheriff Babeu Has New Details
Read it all here.
You may have heard that José Orozco, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s ex-lover, has filed a claim against Babeu and the county.
The claim, attached here [at the link above], has a few interesting new details. The one that jumped out at me is an apparent Jan. 11, 2012 email from Babeu’s attorney and campaign consultant, Chris DeRose, to Orozco’s attorney.
In it, DeRose accuses Orozco of posting a comment about Babeu on Jan. 7 at the Chino Valley eNews website. The text of the comment:
“This guy portraits himself as a public service helper, as hero. The facts are his own speech and a microphone. he makes false statements and alter statistics. The real paul babeu is the one who had a profile on adam4adam.com advertising for sex with photos t-shirtless and dirty conversations with gays. For all conservatives, being gay is a big issue, but having a weird sexual behavior with young males and dishonest is a really big trouble for this superstar.”
I’ve asked DeRose for a comment on the claim and this particular detail. I’ll post it if I get one.
A claim like this, you should know, is a required precursor to a lawsuit against a government entity. Orozco’s attorney asks here for $1 million, but that’s just a figure thrown out to start possible settlement discussions with the county.