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Marchant Signs Affidavit

S.C. lobbyist Larry Marchant has signed an affidavit backing up his claim to have had “sexual intercourse” with S.C. Republican gubernatorial nominee Nikki Haley. Marchant’s affidavit – sworn before a notary public in Richland County – reiterates his previous public statement that he and Haley had a one-night stand at…

S.C. lobbyist Larry Marchant has signed an affidavit backing up his claim to have had “sexual intercourse” with S.C. Republican gubernatorial nominee Nikki Haley. Marchant’s affidavit – sworn before a notary public in Richland County – reiterates his previous public statement that he and Haley had a one-night stand at a legislative conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“After a night together of dinner and drinks with other participants of the conference, Representative Haley and I returned to the hotel together,” Marchant states in the document. “We went back to her room where we had sexual intercourse and I spent the remainder of the evening. I left her room at approximately 6 a.m.”

Marchant’s affidavit was issued in response to a request from S.C. Conservatives for Truth in Politics (TIP), a group of Republican leaders that is challenging Haley on a number of different issues. It comes three days after FITS founding editor Will Folks also submitted an affidavit in response to a request from the group.

(To read Marchant’s affidavit, click here. To read Folks’ affidavit, click here).

Haley continues to deny both claims – but is refusing to sign an affidavit to that affect. She has also refused to release taxpayer-funded email and phone records requested by members of the media – citing a legislative exemption.

“I’m not acknowledging something that’s not true,” Haley told reporter Robert Kittle of WSPA TV-7 (Spartanburg, S.C. – CBS). “It’s up to them to prove it. It’s not up to me to prove that I’m telling the truth. It’s up to them to prove that is true.”

Haley’s campaign responded to Marchant’s affidavit by claiming that the longtime lobbyist and former staff member to Republican Gov. Carroll Campbell had failed a lie detector test back in June – although that charge is inaccurate. Marchant’s polygraph exam – sponsored by WACH TV 57 (Columbia, S.C. – FOX) – was officially termed “inconclusive,” although the retired Sheriff’s Deputy who administered it said that the test showed “no indication” that Marchant was lying.

When he first came forward, we had serious doubts about Marchant’s story given the fact that up until that moment he had been employed by one of Haley’s rivals, S.C. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer.

However, having spoken with lawmakers and other individuals who attended the 2008 conference in Salt Lake City, we can confirm that Marchant and Haley partied together into the early morning hours of June 15, 2008 at the W Lounge, a dance club located three blocks from the Marriott hotel where they were staying.

We’ve also spoken with a source who claims he chatted with Haley and Marchant at the corner of Broadway and Southwest Temple streets at around 2:25 a.m. as the pair walked “arm-in-arm” back to their hotel room.

Obviously, that doesn’t necessarily prove Marchant’s story, but similar to the text messages and phone logs released by Folks, it does lend plausibility to his original claim.

UPDATE: While we’re on the subject, here’s an interesting read from the Charleston City Paper in which Corey Hutchins – a Columbia, S.C. reporter chasing down the original Haley-Folks affair story for The Free Times – discusses his investigation and acknowledges that a story about the allegation was “virtually set for publication.”

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Marchant Affidavit

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62 comments

Intrepid October 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm

We’ve also spoken with a source who claims he chatted with Haley and Marchant at the corner of Broadway and Southwest Temple streets at around 2:25 a.m. as the pair walked “arm-in-arm” back to their hotel room.

Okay, it’s enough to convince me.

He’s a nice-looking fellow, and when two attractive adults are away on trips together, this sort of thing happens.

Thing is, she’s running for Governor.

And this is the second sworn affidavit in a week.

I think this will do her in because it seems that she sleeps around and lies — two bad things conservative Republicans don’t like.

yarrrr October 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm

“However, having spoken with lawmakers and other individuals who attended the 2008 conference in Salt Lake City, we can confirm that Marchant and Haley partied together into the early morning hours of June 15, 2008 at the W Lounge, a dance club located three blocks from the Marriott hotel where they were staying.”

I actually found pictures of the W Lounge on June 15 2008… I’m having doubts that this is their type of scene…

http://saltlakecity.napkinnights.com/pics/view_album.php?id=161

Mrs. Ethel Krabitz October 15, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Nikki Nikki
not too picky
…….loves that random dicky dicky

yarrrr October 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm

BTW, IF Larry and Nikki went to the W Lounge that night they went on “Shake n’ Pop Saturday”…

Rupert October 15, 2010 at 8:19 pm

http://www.myspace.com/wlounge/photos/albums/album/2281480

good grief these show the club’s a lizard-lair of liquor, music, dancing, horny girls and horny guys looking to get laid like reptiles

Harpo October 15, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Come on. Tell the truth already. Us in Lexington have known you sleep around for years. I thought your marriage would have ended long ago. What’s that about?

Jarred October 15, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Thar she is again, looking like Mister Ed. Why she smilin so wide?

yarrrr October 15, 2010 at 8:55 pm
Pluvlaw October 15, 2010 at 9:09 pm

“I’m not acknowledging something that’s not true,” Haley told reporter Robert Kittle of WSPA TV-7 (Spartanburg, S.C. – CBS). “It’s up to them to prove it. It’s not up to me to prove that I’m telling the truth. It’s up to them to prove that is true.”

For someone who likes calling Sheheen a “trial lawyer” like it’s an insult, Nikki Haley sure does talk like one when it suits her purpose, doesn’t she?

The only thing sadder than the fact this gal is a walking hypocrite and liar, is that FITS continues to support her candidacy.

Cancerman October 15, 2010 at 10:03 pm

I still believe this is a ruse to get the sympathy vote, but if its not true Haley should take a fucking lie detector test and that would clear up this matter before the election…

thesushi October 15, 2010 at 10:30 pm

The story won’t die after the election, because it’s going to stick with Haley and then amplify it once she becomes Governor.

Doesn’t she know that?

fitsnews October 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Just wait till you guys-n-gals find out who the Utah source is …

:)

-FITS

Doris October 15, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Go Nikki!!!!! To be a woman politician in this day and age is just great. If you children only knew what went on over at the Wade Hampton Hotel back in the day. Rumors like you people are throwing at Nikki would raise her votes 10% if she were a man. Nikki, we are proud of you.

langley October 15, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Does anyone really care what two consenting adults do during their private time?

Tha National Inquirer reported that Obama had a fling with an intern last year.

Should Haley be held to a higher standard just because she is a woman Republican?

sheesh October 15, 2010 at 11:52 pm

You guys all seem like a bunch of prudes, to me…

Perhaps you should form your own underwear sniffer brigade.

Me? I’m more concerned about the trillions of dollars of debt our children will be forced to pay.

I could care less about Obama’s or Haley’s rumored sexual sins.

Rylyn October 15, 2010 at 11:54 pm

So if you stay out until 2:15 AM in Salt Lake City Utah and then walk arm and arm back to a hotel with someone of questionable sexual origin you must be having sexual relations with them. I’m sorry but I defer to “The Dailey Show” on this one (June 7, 2010) and I truly dislike Jon Stewert but he nailed this one! I don’t believe it ever happened but a good try for a cover up!

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-june-7-2010/thank-you–south-carolina—the-race-to-replace-disgrace

expect October 15, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Today for the first time I have a feeling that Folks is true.

Alvin Green Cousin October 16, 2010 at 1:06 am

South Carolina White Republican Boys worship their dick like Favre!

New Rule: If a woman rejects your first dozen advances, don’t up the ante by sending her a picture of your penis. This week, we found out that Vikings quarterback Brett Favre allegedly tried to get with a young woman by sending her MySpace messages, voicemails, and notes through a friend, and when none of that worked, and it was third and long — though, not as long as most of us would have imagined — he decided to throw the Hail Mary and sext her pictures of Little Brett to close the deal. Brett, I get it: Your dictionary doesn’t include the word “quit” or “retire” or “married” but you’ve got to at least understand “punt.” You know the worst part about having sex with Brett Favre? He keeps saying he’s finished, and then he comes back to drag it out for another year.

To me, this story isn’t about sports or sex or how necessary caller ID is — it’s about how pathetic and clueless white American males have become. Because the kind of guy who thinks there are women out there who just, cold, want to see your cock, is the same kind of guy who thinks Sarah Palin is swell and tax cuts pay for themselves. I will explain that connection further, but first let’s just dwell for one more moment on how stupid it is to forget that in 2010 when you text someone a picture of your genitals, you’re not just sending it to that person, but to every person she has in her contacts… and then everyone on the planet who has access to the Internet. Somewhere right now there’s a tribesman in Samoa thinking, “Brett Favre is texting a picture of his dick to a woman? That shit never works.”

And he’s right — no woman in the history of mankind has ever wanted to see a picture of a penis. Go back to the earliest cave paintings. The very first one is of a cock, and after that they’re all antelopes and sunrises. But for some reason men persist. Why? Because men have always been in charge, especially white men. Brett Favre is like a lot of white males: he’s owned the world for so long, he’s going a little crazy now that he doesn’t. Also, like many white men across the country, he lost his job to a Mexican, (i.e. Jets Quarterback Mark Sanchez).

If Brett Favre’s penis could talk, what would it say? Well, other than, “No photos please,” I think it would say, “I’m not a witch. I’m you.” Because for hundreds of years white penises were America. White penises founded America, they made the rules and they called the shots in the workplace, in the home, and at the ballot box. But now the unthinkable is happening. White penises are becoming the minority: 2010 was the first year in which more minority babies were born in the U.S. than white babies. This is what conservatives are really upset about — that the president is black, and the best golfer is black, and the Secretary of State is a woman, and suddenly this country is way off track and needs some serious ‘restoring.’ If penises could cry — and I believe they can — then white penises are crying all over America.

And that’s where this crew comes in; Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, Michele Bachmann; the lovely MILFs of the new right. And their little secret is that their popularity comes exclusively from white men. Look at the polling: minorities hate them, women hate them — only white men like them. I’m no psychiatrist, but I do own a couch, and my theory is that these women represent something those men miss dearly: the traditional, idiot housewife. Writing on your hand is sheer Lucy. If an election between Obama and Sarah Palin were held today, and only white men could vote, Sarah Palin would be president. Did you know that in 1788, when there were four million people in America, only 39,000 of them — the richest white men — got to vote? That doesn’t sound good to you? Well, what if I threw in a picture of my cock? Which brings me back to Brett Favre, and I think it’s worth noting that in one of the alleged photos of him, he’s pleasuring himself on a bed while wearing Crocs. And if you think about it, is there any better metaphor for the sad state of America today than an over-the-hill white guy lazily masturbating in plastic shoes?

Leslie October 16, 2010 at 1:10 am

“Fuckie – Suckie?” (Phrase volunteered to US sailors in Naples, Italy by young hustler pimps.)

I’ve read that phrase here already.

Is that the sort of vile joke or phrase South Carolinians want to be tagged with for the next 8 years? This is traveling over the Internet back to the same comedians that ridiculed us as our CURRENT lying-cheating governor hiked the Appalichian Trail, taking us into political lampoon folklore forever. Are we “going there” again?

Andy October 16, 2010 at 4:52 am

Haley wins the election and within a year gets brought down by this stuff. SC continues its relentless march to the shitpile of history.

Jackie October 16, 2010 at 6:28 am

You’re leaving out the gay factor … that guy is GAY!

Just Another Joe October 16, 2010 at 8:35 am

Intrepid (October 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm) “I think this will do her in because it seems that she sleeps around and lies — two bad things conservative Republicans don’t like.”

Are you saying liberal Democrats approve of sleeping around? In this case it is the conservative Republicans who sleep around and then lie about it. Everybody sleeps around regardless of politics. Libertarian, tea party followers, Dems, GOP and even those damn commies still lurking around in the bushes. It is the America way these days. STFU and lets move on to something more important. God I love cussing in abbreviations.

FITS-So you will reveal your sources like your Utah source. I thought that journalists have an obligation not to reveal their sources. Journalist have gone to jail in order not to reveal their sources. So are you and the rest of the new media not journalists or feel any obligation to maintain confidentiality. I’m confused about this new media crap. Love your site though. Keep the T&A shots coming.

MAM October 16, 2010 at 8:39 am

Problem is Larry Marchant is a Queer.

conservative October 16, 2010 at 9:12 am

Trust me, Larry is not gay. Never has been. Problem is, and evryone knows it, he loves the ladies. Please get that notion out of your head.

Commonman October 16, 2010 at 9:19 am

Never read the affidavits before. Very interesting. Too much smoke for there not to be a raging fire. I can’t wait for National Lampoon, The Governor’s Mansion. We already have the screenplay, now just have to find the actors to play the parts. Jakie will have to be Belushi.

Gary October 16, 2010 at 9:20 am

Another last minute desperate attempt by discredited shameless minions who pimp in the stinking political swamp of South Carolina.

This shameless gang, who will sell their mother for a few bucks are now rightly being treated by good people of SC like barking stray dogs.

bogart October 16, 2010 at 10:06 am

….alvin green cousin……STANDING OVATION WITH CONTINUOUS APPLAUSE….THANKS.

Groundball October 16, 2010 at 10:43 am

If these two people were bumping uglies, they must have been bumping their heads together!

dr genesis October 16, 2010 at 11:14 am

Let’s just have one big mud wrestling contest. Last “man” standing wins. Please, save us all from further embarrassment!

upstate observer October 16, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Alvin Green Cousin – repectfully give Bill Maher credit for the lovely piece he penned that you copied…how perfectly it applies to SC politics.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/new-rule-if-a-woman-rejec_b_764893.html

upstate observer October 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm

If you read the City Paper interview with Hutchins, it is crystal clear that Folks was truly trying to protect his family, the affair and NH. Tim Pearson turned on him like a rabid dog trying to discredit him once he no longer played their political cover up “we both deny it” game.

Everyone should read the City Paper interview then go back and read the texts released from Folks. Now listen to Pearson…what a pos. In the beginning it was easy to believe the story was true but possibly hyped…now the truth is out there that a story was brewing. Sic certainly did not fabricate this and wanted to get out in front of it.
If there is a smoking gun I sure hope someone shares it before Nov. 2. NH’s arrogance is stunning “it’s up to them to prove it”…wow.

MAM October 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm

FIts lost all credibility so whatever he says doesn’t do much damage and I say that with great sadness. My only hope is all the Democrats will get out to support OBama by voting for Sheheen. They all feel like they finally got a piece of the rock so they are motivated. Personally, I am writing in Lee Atwater.

bogart October 16, 2010 at 3:05 pm

…alvin green cousin……STANDING OVATION AND CONTINUOUS APPLAUSE……..THANKS FOR SHARING BILL MAHAR’S PIECE…

Groundball October 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm

You’re right Commonman … Belshi would be good as Knotts …. William Shatner could play Marchant …. The late John Candy would play Will Folks ….. Gandhi plays Haley …. but I can’t decide … Indira or Mahatma?

Getting-it-at-home October 16, 2010 at 5:08 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQmmM_qwG4k&ob=av2n
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uPKcMkH0vw

Way, way down inside, Nikki doesn’t get a Whole Lotta Love at home.

Led Zeppelin
Whole Lotta Love

You need coolin’, baby, I’m not foolin’,
I’m gonna send you back to schoolin’,
Way down inside honey, you need it,
I’m gonna give you my love,
I’m gonna give you my love.

*Wanna Whole Lotta Love (X4)

You’ve been learnin’, baby, I bean learnin’,
All them good times, baby, baby, I’ve been yearnin’,
Way, way down inside honey, you need it,
I’m gonna give you my love… I’m gonna give you my love.

* Chorus

You’ve been coolin’, baby, I’ve been droolin’,
All the good times I’ve been misusin’,
Way, way down inside, I’m gonna give you my love,
I’m gonna give you every inch of my love,
Gonna give you my love.

* Chorus

Way down inside… woman… You need… love.

Shake for me, girl. I wanna be your backdoor man.
Keep it coolin’, baby.

Alvin Green Cousin October 16, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Sorry about not giving credit to Bill Mahar for his comment……It was a honest mistake like Bart Farve getting his texting addresses confuse and contacting The Men’s Hair Club of New York City about replacing the hair around his dick since he beat it to death, after renting a ole video Debbie does the Cowboys with one stroke………..

conservative October 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Will, what were you thinking? I mean ewww!

janiceinthemountains October 16, 2010 at 9:26 pm

What a loser she is. If she wins, she won’t be Gov within a year. She should stand up and admit the truth. She’s a typical Repug hypocrite.

Joe October 16, 2010 at 10:52 pm

she is NOT pretty at all.

Jerry October 16, 2010 at 11:05 pm

There are many men out there who seek out witches and demons to have sex with and this is proably another case of what they don’t get at home. This GOP witch must be good in bed. Proably does it standing up.

Barbara Billingsly October 17, 2010 at 12:35 am

If someone would just give her a good vibrator, we’d all be fine. What do y’all think? Feelthy pictures, and sex videos she could “handle” on her own? She seems to have a fetish for the real male penis. Maybe a good dildo? But then she also likes kissing the boys. Oh, what’s a mother to do?

Commonman October 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Groundball, how about John Lovitz as Will Folks, “Yeah, Nikki Haley, my girlfriend, yeah that’s the ticket”. Mark Sanford could play himself as fraternity rush chairman, “Mark Sanford, damn good to meet you.” and Maria could be the ultra hot South American Exotic that pops out of the cake. Dan Ackroyd could have a cameo as Mark’s frat brother extolling the virtues of the Great Outdoors ala “Hiking the Appalachian Trail.” Nikki could play the innocent little girl who is not quite so innocent. So much material, so much promise. And SC skips along.

Jerry October 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Are there any National Guardsmen on here who can tell what rank and seniority it takes to make 66k a year? Mr. Haley hasn’t been in too long has he?

Dixie October 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I looks like her lips have worn off

conservative October 17, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Jerry, I have heard that her husband’s job was secured for him. Wonder how? The most telling is the fact that Lexington is full of Sheheen yard signs. That should speak volumes. as we see Haley as an embarrassment to our fine town. Here, you just know who is stepping out, so to speak.

Harris October 17, 2010 at 7:31 pm

What she needs on a regular basis is a BSD – Big Swinging Dick.

Ed October 17, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Here’s the thing….Folks especially, and maybe Larry, could really put some validity into these claims. She has to have some physically distinguishing features about her naked. THe size of her nipples, the saggginess of her boobs, a mole, a freckle, a landing strip, a 70’s bush, excessive labial lips, squirrel noises when she O’s, or does he ever O. Something.

Liberation October 17, 2010 at 11:19 pm

I’m with Ed, like does she ride like you’re a horse, do 69, come only when bitten, like her tits squeezed, scream or pant or get sweaty when she comes, laugh? Into anything kinky like getting tied up, tying you up? How much of this sex is oral? How much effort was it to get her hand into your crotch? Automatic? Liquor or coke a factor with this babe?

Groundball October 17, 2010 at 11:47 pm

It sounds like the best thing that ever happened to the Haley family income was her being elected to the House. She was able to get two jobs she wasn’t qualified for with Lex Medical and Wilbur Smith, and her husband was able to get his job with the National Guard. How old was he anyway? Was he already in the Guard?

A person that knows October 18, 2010 at 1:00 am

Uh, from what I’ve hard this wasn’t a “one-night-stand”. They were definitely together for more than the one occasion. Come to think of it, both have been with other people other than their spouses multiple times.

Darth October 18, 2010 at 9:47 am

So Wil, honestly, was she better than Mary Palmer?

And is this really a claim that Nikki has been Larry’s beard and perhaps yours?

Skidmarks October 18, 2010 at 10:32 am

Two more elements of proof:

That’s a lot more than a casual hand he has on her shoulder.

And the Charleston City Paper has this from Wesley Donehue: “At the time, Donehue says he believed Folks, but now he does not.” Yeah, right.

conservative October 18, 2010 at 11:51 am

We all believe Marchant and Folks. Only a fool would not.

Mike October 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I hope you guys are doing her because of her mind, because she is Fugly!

Crooner October 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Groundball:

Nikki should be played by John Kerry in drag. The resemblance is uncanny.

Hey Will: she bite you with those horse teeth?

ceilidh10 October 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm

I can remember being a page in the House of Representatives in the mid-70s. Everyone was sleeping with everyone. Women who wanted to get ahead slept with men who had power. Mistresses abounded. Women gravitated toi the House and Senate to find older, powerful men to sugar daddy them. Girls in law school slept with judges and rich plaintiff’s lawyers. It was a common thread. It was what it was.

Shlomo October 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Has Alvin Green signed his affidavit yet?

Aaron October 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm

A question not yet asked: does she have a tight pussy? Very important for some guys.

Groundball October 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm

You’re right Crooner … Nikki has a lot of chin just like Kerry!

Paul Zimmerman October 18, 2010 at 4:48 pm

This is why this crap matters:

[url]http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/38131.html[/url]

And no one put a gun to her head to make that statement.

Can anyone say “Governor Cooper”?

Charles October 18, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Will, who is your Utah source?

Dr Rosen Rosen October 19, 2010 at 8:48 am

Alvin Greene cousin: you watch Bill Maher I see…you just copy and pasted his exact “new rules” segment last week…well done, Mr. Greene

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