Kevin Garn Statement [Full Text]

By Deena Bustillo on
Kevin Garn, Utah Republican House Majority Leader, yesterday admitted he paid Cheryl Maher $150,000 in order to keep a skinny-dipping incident that occurred 15 years ago concealed. When he ran for Congress in 2002, she apparently threatened to reveal the story and asked for the money, which he gave her. According to CBS, Maher told the story to local press and lawmakers recently recently. He delivered the following statement from the floor of the House yesterday. From Garn: "Twenty...Read Full Story

Cheryl Maher-Kevin Garn Skinny-Dipping Scandal

By Deena Bustillo on
Cheryl Maher was 15 when she went skinny-dipping in a hot tub in Salt Lake City with Kevin Garn, a 28-year-old married man who was also her employer. He ended up running for Congress in 2002, and she reportedly asked for, and received, $150,000 from him to keep quiet about the event. However, she leaked the information to the press and other lawmakers recently, according to CBS.   Garn confessed to the incident and cover-up yesterday in front of lawmakers and issued a statement as well. He...Read Full Story