Another Villaraigosa Affair?
When we receive anonymous tips we have to take them with grain of salt. Even though many of them do come true.
So the latest tidbit to grace my e-mailbox could turn out to be totally bogus - or it could be the next chapter in the soap opera emanating from the third floor of LA City Hall. Perhaps the MSM might want to take a gander.
The story goes that the "girlfriend" of a particular member of the City Council has "disclosed" that it was none other than Mirthala Salinas herself who allegedly leaked news of the affair she was having with the Mayor. Salinas' motivation? The Mayor had allegedly already moved on to a new relationship with an unnamed Korean female developer - and as they say "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." (One of our readers posted a similar claim.)
And apparently it was the rumored relationship with the developer - and not necessarily Salinas - that was the final straw for Corina Raigosa, prompting her to file for divorce
Time will tell.
Click read more for the latest sordid details in VillarWatch 2007.
Telemundo has placed Salinas on leave pending an investigation as to whether Salinas breached journalistic ethics by having an affair with Villaraigosa. Hmm, I think we could all answer that!
Here's a counter to the theory above on who leaked the Salinas-Villar affair. One reader alleges it was the wife of Assembly Speaker and former Salinas lover Fabian Nunez. (Of course that doesn't necessarily excuse the alleged Korean developer.)
Mayor V may be Mirthala's sloppy seconds in more ways than one. Records show that Salinas donated to the campaign of the Mayor's 2001 mayoral primary opponent - Xavier Becerra - and no records of her donating to Villaraigosa at the time are coming up. Interesting in that Becerra fits her pattern too. Well we won't go there just yet.
And finally, Mirthala is not the first journalist to bang someone she was covering. Fashionistique.com reminds us that CNBC financial reporter (and major hottie) Maria Bartiromo was having an affair with a Citibank exec. It might give some hope to Mirthala that Maria was not fired for the dalliance.