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Teddy Turner’s “Nannygate,” Pt. II

Earlier this week FITS broke wide open a major spat within the crowded race for the South Carolina first congressional district. Now the drama has expanded to include the Palmetto State’s largest newspaper (and the paper of record in the first district race) – The Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier. For…

Earlier this week FITS broke wide open a major spat within the crowded race for the South Carolina first congressional district. Now the drama has expanded to include the Palmetto State’s largest newspaper (and the paper of record in the first district race) – The Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier.

For those of you who missed the first installment of this Real Housewives of Charleston drama, Teddy Turner – son of liberal media mogul Ted Turner – was accused by one of his campaign rivals of impregnating “his nanny” during his second marriage.

Turner – who is now married to the woman in question – issued a statement saying he was “never caught cheating” and that the nanny in question (a.k.a. his third wife, Blair Turner) “worked for another family.” Meanwhile a spokesman for Turner accused his second wife – Charleston, S.C. attorney Leslie Turner – of infidelity, alleging the couple’s divorce records had been sealed at her request.

Hmmmm …

Teddy Turner
Teddy Turner

Adding another layer of intrigue to the mix, Turner’s campaign pointed an accusatory finger at another candidate in the race, former S.C. Sen. John Kuhn.

“John Kuhn sure is working hard to spread that rumor,” Turner campaign manager Michael Smith told us.

Why is any of this relevant? It isn’t … except for the fact Turner is running television ads touting himself as a “husband” and “father” and supporter of “traditional marriage” as part of his efforts to reach out to socially conservative voters. He also recently sent out a mailing referring to himself as a “family man,” and noting that “Teddy, his wife Blair, and their children” live in Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Anyway, in an effort to separate truth from fiction (and substance from smear), FITS has tapped our lengthy rolodex of Charleston, S.C. housewives.

What did we uncover?

According to our sources, both Turner and his accuser are half-correct. While Turner may not have been “caught” cheating on his second wife, he did cheat on her. And while he may not have impregnated his own family’s nanny, he did impregnate the nanny of another Charleston family.

Which family? The one belonging to Pierre Manigault, owner of the Post and Courier.

Awesome, right?

Obviously Manigault is no stranger to controversy. In fact he was at the center of a major scandal last fall involving his paper’s decision to lay off of powerful S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell – who is currently the subject of a criminal investigation into a host of ethics allegations. In fact Manigault was reportedly approached by Harrell lackey Chip Limehouse – who is also a candidate for the first district – and warned to back off of Harrell or risk losing the paper’s sales tax exemption.

How will Manigault’s paper address the soap opera involving Turner?

We don’t suspect it will, and in the event it does – we don’t suspect the paper will mention the proximity of its owner to the protagonists in this drama.

How will Turner’s “Nannygate” impact the first district race? We’re not sure. The scandal has yet to be picked up by the legacy press, but we’re told several reporters at other “mainstream” outlets in the district are investigating. In the meantime, though, tongues are wagging all across the Holy City.

Again … we don’t care if candidates screw around on their wives (with their nannies … or their butlers). We do care if they hold themselves out to be something they aren’t, which seems to be something of an epidemic in this GOP field.

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54 comments

Tyrone Butternuts March 1, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Is this nanny a colored woman. oh lawd!

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Tyrone Butternuts March 1, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Is this nanny a colored woman. oh lawd!

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? March 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm

The town of Charleston is buoyed by a sea of sperm.

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? March 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm

The town of Charleston is buoyed by a sea of sperm.

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conundrum of derelictions March 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Oh my. The first wife was a high school sweetheart and thankfully no children came of that marriage. Presumably they were just too immature and couldn’t distinguish between lust and love. The question with the second marriage is who cheated on whom first? Very sad for the children from No. 2 marriage. Then, he eventually ended up with a nurturing nanny who listened to all his stories of unhappiness with No. 2 wife. Somewhere along the way he impregnated her and out of love or obligation married his No. 3. I just dunno anymore but Sanford is still perhaps +1 in derelictions: not only family but also public, with AWOL/ethics/fiduciary issues.

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? March 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm

You have a point. Sandord leaving the state and his responsibilities to score S. American strange on the taxpayer dime is certainly a larger issue than what Teddy did in his private life.

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? March 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Sanford

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conundrum of derelictions March 1, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Oh my. The first wife was a high school sweetheart and thankfully no children came of that marriage. Presumably they were just too immature and couldn’t distinguish between lust and love. The question with the second marriage is who cheated on whom first? Very sad for the children from No. 2 marriage. Then, he eventually ended up with a nurturing nanny who listened to all his stories of unhappiness with No. 2 wife. Somewhere along the way he impregnated her and out of love or obligation married his No. 3. I just dunno anymore but Sanford is still perhaps +1 in derelictions: not only family but also public, with AWOL/ethics/fiduciary issues.

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? March 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm

You have a point. Sandord leaving the state and his responsibilities to score S. American strange on the taxpayer dime is certainly a larger issue than what Teddy did in his private life.

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? March 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Sanford

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mph March 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Rich, bored Blue Bloods that act like children and have nothing better to do than drink, run for public office and gossip, yep, that’s Chuck Town. What most of these people need is a real job and an ass beating.

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we are not amused March 1, 2013 at 1:31 pm

This immaturity streak runs through all economic spectrum. Check out your local trailer park. If only an ass beating or a job was the antidote! The rich may be more insulated from the consequences of their actions but their children are not.

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mph March 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Rich, bored Blue Bloods that act like children and have nothing better to do than drink, run for public office and gossip, yep, that’s Chuck Town. What most of these people need is a real job and an ass beating.

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we are not amused March 1, 2013 at 1:31 pm

This immaturity streak runs through all economic spectrum. Check out your local trailer park. If only an ass beating or a job was the antidote! The rich may be more insulated from the consequences of their actions but their children are not.

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kc March 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Just look at him. Can anyone blame his prior wife if she did cheat on him?

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kc March 1, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Just look at him. Can anyone blame his prior wife if she did cheat on him?

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CNSYD March 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Is all of Sic Willie’s “proof” of Turner’s cheating as solid as the PROOF of his affair with Haley?

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BigT March 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Good one CNSYD…I ‘thumbs upped’ you…and your are correct, the emperor has npo clothes…

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CNSYD March 1, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Is all of Sic Willie’s “proof” of Turner’s cheating as solid as the PROOF of his affair with Haley?

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BigT March 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Good one CNSYD…I ‘thumbs upped’ you…and your are correct, the emperor has npo clothes…

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application search March 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Wasn’t Manigault fooling around with a nanny? Is his second wife that nanny?…….I’m thinking that being a nanny in Charleston is a very,very,lucrative profession.

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Gnome March 1, 2013 at 11:04 pm

pierre’s dad peter had parkinsons disease but until that came on he was one of the most aggressive womanizers in charleston right up there with nathan addlestone and drayton hastie. hastie owned wcsc and lots of radio stations and drayton hall plantation. they would all come onto the wives of their own friends. addlestone and hastie, dead now, would grab tits, asses, legs at parties. manigault, dead also, was more discreet and invited his targets to lunch at his house, even when he was married – he dazzled them with complements over wine, more wine, more wine until pow, they were horizontal. a friend at P/C says pierre bangs “the big brunette employee with the huge tits” when he’s supposedly out of town. tough job but pierre got good training. his step brother sandy, londine’s son, got the shaft, he’s a chef out in new mexico.

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Teacher March 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

you are such a liar and obviously have no idea what you are talking about. you are a troll with jealousy issues. a lifeless creature with nothing better to do that make up vicious rumors about people. get a grip.

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application search March 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Wasn’t Manigault fooling around with a nanny? Is his second wife that nanny?…….I’m thinking that being a nanny in Charleston is a very,very,lucrative profession.

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Gnome March 1, 2013 at 11:04 pm

pierre’s dad peter had parkinsons disease but until that came on he was one of the most aggressive womanizers in charleston right up there with nathan addlestone and drayton hastie. hastie owned wcsc and lots of radio stations and drayton hall plantation. they would all come onto the wives of their own friends. addlestone and hastie, dead now, would grab tits, asses, legs at parties. manigault, dead also, was more discreet and invited his targets to lunch at his house, even when he was married – he dazzled them with complements over wine, more wine, more wine until pow, they were horizontal. a friend at P/C says pierre bangs “the big brunette employee with the huge tits” when he’s supposedly out of town. tough job but pierre got good training. his step brother sandy, londine’s son, got the shaft, he’s a chef out in new mexico.

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Teacher March 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

you are such a liar and obviously have no idea what you are talking about. you are a troll with jealousy issues. a lifeless creature with nothing better to do that make up vicious rumors about people. get a grip.

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Mazyck March 1, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Pierre Manigault’s wife is skinny, has small boobs — an ex-ballerina from a wealthy family. The nanny has bigger T&A. Ballerina-wife caught PM, threw him out, but B-W and GM both tried to keep everything quiet. Nanny told girlfriends (including my girlfriend) about it, and it went all over town. PM is back with ballerina-wife but still gets laid with various hotties at local hotels. It’s a soap opera.

PM and Teddy are cut from the same bolt of cloth — pussy on the mind.

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Teacher March 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm

you are such a liar and obviously have no idea what you are talking
about. you are a troll with jealousy issues. a lifeless creature with
nothing better to do that make up vicious rumors about people. get a
grip. newsflash: pm does not have a wife.

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Mazyck March 1, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Pierre Manigault’s wife is skinny, has small boobs — an ex-ballerina from a wealthy family. The nanny has bigger T&A. Ballerina-wife caught PM, threw him out, but B-W and GM both tried to keep everything quiet. Nanny told girlfriends (including my girlfriend) about it, and it went all over town. PM is back with ballerina-wife but still gets laid with various hotties at local hotels. It’s a soap opera.

PM and Teddy are cut from the same bolt of cloth — pussy on the mind.

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Teacher March 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm

you are such a liar and obviously have no idea what you are talking
about. you are a troll with jealousy issues. a lifeless creature with
nothing better to do that make up vicious rumors about people. get a
grip. newsflash: pm does not have a wife.

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Truth serum March 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm

If you are going consider your website”news” then I think you should check your “facts” because non of them in this article are true. The Turners were married for over 3 years before their first child was born. He loves his wife and his children and is a great family man Careless reporting and gossip spreading people like you are one of the biggest problems in society. Teddy will make a great congressman and god bless him to be willing to subject himself to people like you!!

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conundrum of derelictions March 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Facts instead of rank speculation are what we need! Thanks for the clarification. So in my mind, scandal-ridden Sanford still bests Turner on the derelictions scale but now by a wider margin. Go Turner Go!

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Truth serum March 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm

If you are going consider your website”news” then I think you should check your “facts” because non of them in this article are true. The Turners were married for over 3 years before their first child was born. He loves his wife and his children and is a great family man Careless reporting and gossip spreading people like you are one of the biggest problems in society. Teddy will make a great congressman and god bless him to be willing to subject himself to people like you!!

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conundrum of derelictions March 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Facts instead of rank speculation are what we need! Thanks for the clarification. So in my mind, scandal-ridden Sanford still bests Turner on the derelictions scale but now by a wider margin. Go Turner Go!

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Curtis B March 1, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Michael Smith is out of control. That little puke thinks he and Teddy are entitled to the seat. As I have said previously, neither he nor little Ted ever bother to vote. And Smith is married to a democRAT. You really think we can trust that dynamic duo??? See attached voter records. As you will see, Turner is a WEAK republican, Smith is a swing voter(not a republican) and his wife is a democRAT. What a crew. Enough said.

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Please March 2, 2013 at 12:41 am

So, you workin’ for Sanford?

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BigT March 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Sanford makes Republicans look like liars, dirtbags, spoiled punk, incompetent and Trash…that makes him a STRONG weapon for the D party…Sanford is unfit to run in the GOP…
Give me Turner (or anybody else) anyday.

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Curtis B March 1, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Michael Smith is out of control. That little puke thinks he and Teddy are entitled to the seat. As I have said previously, neither he nor little Ted ever bother to vote. And Smith is married to a democRAT. You really think we can trust that dynamic duo??? See attached voter records. As you will see, Turner is a WEAK republican, Smith is a swing voter(not a republican) and his wife is a democRAT. What a crew. Enough said.

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Please March 2, 2013 at 12:41 am

So, you workin’ for Sanford?

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BigT March 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Sanford makes Republicans look like liars, dirtbags, spoiled punk, incompetent and Trash…that makes him a STRONG weapon for the D party…Sanford is unfit to run in the GOP…
Give me Turner (or anybody else) anyday.

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Charie Chan March 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Duh, Teddy and his wife have been married for 6 years and their child is about 3. Do the math. The two older chlidren are from his previous marriage. As usual half of what is reported on this news outlet is factually inaccurate (usually by intention) and the other half is questionable.

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Please March 2, 2013 at 12:47 am

You mean to say that no one at FITS World Headquarters checked to see how old the child was or how long his parents have been married?! You mean to say the “sources” got a Manigault nanny story mixed up with a Teddy Turner story?! No way.

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to screw or not to screw March 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Will didn’t care about facts,he’s just trying to help Sanford out as a favor to Tom Davis…..Make Turner an aduterer and then he’s just as nasty as Sanford.Ever notice how Will always says that cheating should not be important when voting for someone,yet he accused Haley of cheating while she was running for office.He’s doing all he can for Sanford…..under the table.

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Charie Chan March 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Duh, Teddy and his wife have been married for 6 years and their child is about 3. Do the math. The two older chlidren are from his previous marriage. As usual half of what is reported on this news outlet is factually inaccurate (usually by intention) and the other half is questionable.

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Please March 2, 2013 at 12:47 am

You mean to say that no one at FITS World Headquarters checked to see how old the child was or how long his parents have been married?! You mean to say the “sources” got a Manigault nanny story mixed up with a Teddy Turner story?! No way.

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to screw or not to screw March 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Will didn’t care about facts,he’s just trying to help Sanford out as a favor to Tom Davis…..Make Turner an aduterer and then he’s just as nasty as Sanford.Ever notice how Will always says that cheating should not be important when voting for someone,yet he accused Haley of cheating while she was running for office.He’s doing all he can for Sanford…..under the table.

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TJ March 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Michael Smith has a horrible reputation in Charleston. He was kicked out of Mallory Factor’s Charleston Meeting and has been thrown out of everything he’s ever been involved in. He married a 45 year old because every girl his age avoids him like the plague.

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TJ March 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Michael Smith has a horrible reputation in Charleston. He was kicked out of Mallory Factor’s Charleston Meeting and has been thrown out of everything he’s ever been involved in. He married a 45 year old because every girl his age avoids him like the plague.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 1, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Maybe it’s nostalgia for the Clinton years, but a blanket denial of “being caught” in an affair….as opposed to a denial of “having”an affair seems pretty, well…….slick.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 1, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Maybe it’s nostalgia for the Clinton years, but a blanket denial of “being caught” in an affair….as opposed to a denial of “having”an affair seems pretty, well…….slick.

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jimlewisowb March 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Teddy may be rich, overweight, tad ugly but apparently he can out fuck the Energizer Bunny

Should fit right in with the “psychotics” in Washington

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jimlewisowb March 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Teddy may be rich, overweight, tad ugly but apparently he can out fuck the Energizer Bunny

Should fit right in with the “psychotics” in Washington

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Jeffy01 March 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Same proof on the horry kickback scheme? Policy council must have a file.

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Jeffy01 March 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Same proof on the horry kickback scheme? Policy council must have a file.

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