EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Gov. McGreevey: I haven't seen Cipel since my 'Gay American' speech 10 years ago
A DECADE SINCE 'GAY AMERICAN' SPEECH -- Former Gov. Jim McGreevey gave an exclusive interview to the Reporter newspapers this week about his famous speech 10 years ago. Watch for it in this Sunday's editions, and on Wednesday in the Bayonne Community News.
HUDSON COUNTY -- Ten years ago next month, Gov. James McGreevey resigned as governor of New Jersey with a sudden, surprise speech that focused on his coming out of the closet. The married man said he was a "gay American." However, a possible sexual harassment lawsuit and other scandals were swirling around him at the time, and it wasn't rumors about his sexual orientation that pushed him to resign.
Last week, in an exclusive interview, McGreevey talked about what that day was like, how he feels about it now, and more. He said he hasn't seen Golan Cipel, the man who accused him of sexual harassment, since that speech 10 years ago.
Several area politicians also talked about the events of ten years ago and what they meant.
Check out our exclusive story on the cover of your Hudson Reporter newspaper this weekend, distributed in Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, Secaucus, Union City, North Bergen, Guttenberg, and West New York. The story will be posted here at hudsonreporter.com at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday.