Yesterday Reuters reported that Michael Cohen recorded a phone call with Jerry Falwell Jr. in which the evangelical leader pleaded for help in destroying “racy” personal photos that should be “kept between a husband and wife.”
Cohen reportedly then flew to Florida where he met with a lawyer who supposedly handed over the photos for destruction, one of which Cohen allegedly kept.
This morning Falwell ran to Fox Nation host Todd Starnes to deny the story and this afternoon there’s a similar denial from Giancarlo Granda, the internet-famous “pool boy” who took a $1.8 million loan from Falwell to open a Miami Beach youth hostel.
The Miami New Times reports:
Granda’s lawyer, Aaron Resnick, denied Granda had anything to do with this. “Giancarlo Granda has never had any communications with Michael Cohen (directly or indirectly),” Resnick told New Times via email. “He does not know Mr. Cohen. He has never met Mr. Cohen. Mr. Cohen is a convicted felon and admitted liar.”
Moreover, Granda doesn’t like how he’s being portrayed in the press. His lawyer says he’d rather be known as a Georgetown University grad student.
“Media outlets have been referring to Mr. Granda as a ‘pool boy,'” Resnick said. “The term ‘pool boy’ is being used to demean Mr. Granda, sully his name, and infer negative connotations. Please do not use that term going forward when referring to Mr. Granda. It will be greatly appreciated.”
Hit the link for more about how Granda first hooked up platonically with the Falwells. Yeah.
(Tipped by JMG reader Scott)