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Friday, May 7, 2010
Blogger Joe Jervis of Joe.My.God, has been on top of this evolving story since it first broke on Tuesday in the Miami New Times after one of their photographers snapped a pic of Rekers and 20-year-old Jo-Vanni Roman at the Miami airport upon their return. Joe managed to get an exclusive interview early this morning with the young man at the center of the scandal.
During the 90-minute phone conversation that ended at 3:00 am, Jo-Vanni Roman, (initially identified as Lucian) whom Joe describes as smart, but naive. According to the interview, Roman's first contact with Rekers was by email through Rentboy.com. They only met in person one time before their trip to Europe, but "nothing happened."
Joe asked Jo-Vanni if he thought it was weird that Rekers didn't want to go further sexually, the young man responded, "Yeah, at first, I guess. But it kinda felt like maybe he was just getting started, you know, like he was new to gay sex, maybe." I really doubt that this is the case for a middle-aged, raging anti-gay activist. Maybe what they say is true that the worst homophobes are really trying to hide their own homosexuality.
Jo-Vanni confirmed to Joe that he has been approached by the National Enquirer and is doing an interview with Anderson Cooper this morning. Read Joe's full interview at Joe.My.God.