The Dominican lawyer who represented the two women and the child who said they were paid to have sex with U. S. Senator Bob Menendez last April now says he four media outlets encouraged him to fabricate the allegations, according a a story first reported on Univision.
Unvision is one of the outlets accused by the lawyer of master minding the plot, along with CNN, Telemundo and The Daily Caller. The Daily Caller first reported the allegations, with video, that Menendez agreed to pay two Dominican prostitutes $500 for sex, but only paid them $100. The recanting lawyer, Melanio Fegueroa, said that someone named “Carlos” who claimed to be employed by The Daily Caller, offered him $5000 to fabricate the prostitution allegations. The Daily Caller denied paying for the story.
“It seems clear to me Figueroa is under pressure to change his story,” Daily Caller editor Tucker Carlson said Friday morning. “What I know for certain is this claim is a lie. The Daily Caller never paid anyone, was never asked to pay anyone and of course never would pay anyone for this story.”
No person by the name “Carlos” ever traveled to the Dominican Republic on TheDC’s behalf.
But The Daily Caller has learned that a man who identified himself as “Carlos” to ABC News was also the translator — provided by Figueroa — who appeared in TheDC’s late-October interviews. At no time did TheDC offer to compensate that individual. Following the interview, The Daily Caller independently verified the translations.
Menendez has denied the prostitution allegations and his calling for the investigation and prosecution of those responsible for his “smear.” Yet, the senator has refused a Dominican judge’s heed that he travel to the Caribbean country to testify.