Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Billy Long on KOLR: No strippers for me, I'm a meat and potatoes guy
Billy Long told KOLR Tuesday that his opponent, Scott Eckersley, owes him an apology, for promoting accusations by former Metropolitan Grill waitress Jennifer Case that he cavorted with strippers, and made racist, sexist, and homophobic comments.
Reporter Joy Robertson interviewed both Ms. Case and Long for the story, which featured mention that the Metro Mafia page on the Metropolitan Grill Facebook page has been taken down and that Long was at the Grill after 10 p.m. for the election watch on primary night.
Ms. Case says was not paid for appearing in Eckersley campaign videos. She said she thought Billy Long's candidacy was a joke when she first heard about it. "I didn't take it seriously."
Long said, "Everything in her allegations is 100 percent false."
He added, "It's character assassination; it's hurtful."
Long said he is not a member of the Metro Mafia. "Not everyone in Springfield likes me. I've got news for you. I'm sure if there was such a party, there'd be some people there who wouldn't like me and they'd say, 'Sure he was here.' "
Long said, "Scott, you owe me an apology."
Eckersley, who was not on camera for story, says Long owes Jennifer Case an apology.