Missouri Lt. governor and the stripper | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Missouri Lt. governor and the stripper

Posted By on Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 6:30 AM

CENSORED: St. Louis paper strategically edited Penthouse photo of stripper who recounted dealings with Missoouri lt. gov.
  • RIVERFRONT TIMES
  • CENSORED: St. Louis paper strategically edited Penthouse photo of stripper who recounted dealings with Missoouri lt. gov.
Ever heard of Peter Kinder? Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr drops his name a lot. Kinder helped Darr raise money during his 2010 campaign and Darr recently signed onto Kinder's legally dubious effort to wedge himself into a lawsuit attacking health care reform.

Who is Kinder? He's lieutenant governor Missouri. He also appears to be kinky. Or was before he found religion. Ask Kinder about this next time Darr brings him to town.

Missouri Lt. Gov Peter Kinder (R) has spoken out about the allegations that he long frequented a strip club and sort-of stalked a stripper who worked there, admitting that he used to go to the strip club in question but maintaining that it was years ago. "I came to realize that this is not consistent with my upbringing. I'm a Christian," he said.

... Kinder's comments were in response to allegations from former Penthouse model Tammy Chapman, who claims Kinder was a frequent customer when she was an "entertainer" at said club in Illinois.

She told the River-Front Times earlier this month that sixteen years ago Kinder had repeatedly tried to sleep with her while she was working there, and would shower her with gifts when he made his multiple weekly trips to the club. But, Chapman claims, she cut off contact after a while. "He became very aggressive with me," she says. "I couldn't tolerate what he was making me do."

Chapman claims that she saw Kinder again last winter when he came into Verlin's Bar & Grill, a St. Louis bar that boasts the slogan "every night's a pantless party," where she worked at the time. According to Chapman, Kinder recognized her and suggested she move into his condo. She then took a picture of her and Kinder, which she gave to the Times.

At first, Kinder denied the allegations — and claimed it was part of a conspiracy by Missouri's Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. "Like most people I am not proud of every place I have been but this woman's bizarre story is not true," Kinder said in a statement last week. "The Democrats have tried to use these tactics against me in the past and they have failed. Jay Nixon may want to make up false stories about the past, but I, like most Missourians, remain focused on the issues that are important to Missourians like jobs and education."

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (23)

Showing 1-23 of 23

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-23 of 23

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Potlatch acquires Deltic Timber

    Two major woodlands companies, Potlatch and Deltic Timber, are combining in a stock deal that will leave Potlatch shareholders with 65 percent control of the new company, which will be organized as a real estate investment trust. Potlatch is acquiring Deltic by giving its shareholders 1.8 shares of Potlatch for each Deltic share, making the deal worth about $1.18 billion.
    • Oct 23, 2017
  • The Monday Democrat-Gazette was slimmer this morning

    Did your Monday morning Arkansas Democrat-Gazette include a business section?
    • Oct 23, 2017
  • Might the Weinstein case lead to a safer world for women?

    The exposure of Harvey Weinstein's serial offenses against women is quickly progressing far beyond the story of one man. It has begun to raise the question of whether it might, in time, change the world in treatment of women.
    • Oct 23, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Judge Griffen: Why black lives matter

    Another few words from Judge Wendell Griffen growing from the controversy over the sale of Black Lives Matter T-shirts at the state black history museum — removed by the administration and restored after protests from Griffen and others stirred by a story in the Arkansas Times:
    • Mar 13, 2016
  • Antwan Phillips wants to make a difference in reducing Little Rock violence

    KARK/Fox 16's push to do something about Little Rock violence includes a spotlight on people trying to make a difference — in this episode Antwan Phillips, a lawyer at Wright, Lindsey and Jennings.
    • Aug 30, 2017
  • More on how highways were used to wipe out "blight" of non-white neighborhoods

    Vox, a news website that concerns itself with energy and other issues, has a fine piece, including before and after images, on the history of the U.S. interstate system and why roads were built through the middle of cities (unless people of influence stopped them — see Manhattan, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.)
    • Mar 22, 2016

Most Shared

  • Discussion: State killing of the mentally ill

    The Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and others will have a forum on mental illness and the death penalty at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Bowen School of Law's Friday Courtroom.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation