Bayshore Tea Party Group founder Barbara Gonzalez said “I have never done that and I never would” regarding the report on MMM on Saturday that a Cullari for Congress volunteer said she and BTPG activist Joe Abbruscato were spotted stealing Cullari’s signs in Middletown.
In an email to MMM Gonzalez said her attorney advised her to request a retraction and an apology or proof that she stole the signs.
On facebook Gonzalez threatened to sue Cullari’s Middlesex County coordinator Peter Carrol, campaign manager Charles Measley and “a certain blogger” unless proof of the allegations is produced by 9PM.
MMM contacted the campaign volunteer who says he witnessed the theft at about 7:40 PM on Friday. He said he “definately saw Joey with the signs. Barbara’s Jeep was pulled over so she was likely around.”
Rob Little, the former Highlands Mayor’s husband, called MMM shortly after our report was posted to say that Gonzalez was with him all night on Friday and that she could not have been involved in the theft. MMM immediately updated the report with Little’s story.