STATE’S TOP ACCOUNTANT SAID TO HAVE “LIBRARY” OF ILLICIT LIAISONS WITH MISTRESS-TURNED-FIANCEE
S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom made sex tapes starring himself and his longtime mistress (now fiancée) Kelly Payne, sources familiar with the couple’s on-again, off-again relationship tell FITS.
And yes … we apologize if you just lost your lunch.
It’s not that sex tapes starring Payne would necessarily be a bad thing (we’d pay money to see those), it’s the saggy naughty bits of our state’s 64-year-old “Republican” Comptroller that we’d rather not have seared into our consciousness.
When were the tapes allegedly made? It’s not clear. Sources familiar with the recordings say they are part of an “extensive video/ photographic library” maintained by Eckstrom – who is a devout social conservative and member of a prominent downtown Columbia, S.C. church. It’s also not immediately clear whether Payne – a former GOP candidate for State Superintendent of Education – is the only woman featured in Eckstrom’s library (he’s boasted of affairs with other women, remember).
Or whether she’s the woman featured in this sample image obtained by FITS …
(Click to enlarge – NSFW version here)
Ba-DAM, people. Ba-DAM.
You just GOTTA love South Carolina politics.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Payne’s Facebook page trumpeted the news of her engagement to Eckstrom – the second time the two toxic lovers have announced plans to wed this year. The first time was in February – although less than two months later the wedding was off.
Believe it or not, just two weeks before announcing her (latest) engagement to Eckstrom, Payne told a friend that he was a “control freak” and “still an ass.”
Eckstrom’s creepy texts and emails to Payne have became the stuff of S.C. political legend – including one in which he referred to himself as a “fine specimen” and another in which he offered to be her “sexual guinea pig.”
Guess he recorded that experimentation for posterity …
Eckstrom was married at the time these provocative messages were sent, although he has since gotten a divorce.
After a high-profile split during the 2010 GOP primary season, Payne and Eckstrom reunited prior to the general election. Of course within weeks they became embroiled in yet another public soap opera – this one ending with Payne filing a police report against Eckstrom.
Eckstrom’s combative relationship with Payne was the subject of a Democratic TV ad during the 2010 campaign … as was a 1997 sexual harassment case that the Comptroller settled with $57,000 of your tax dollars (here are a pair of pictures of the woman that Eckstrom allegedly harassed, in case you’re interested).
Despite all of this drama, Eckstrom was not only reelected Comptroller in November 2010 – but was placed in command of the South Carolina State Guard last spring.