Clay Aiken’s accuser posts alleged evidence on his new blog while the Clay universe reacts

Faded Youth ventured into the more militant segments of the Clay Aiken universe to find out what some Clay fans are saying about the accusations that surfaced earlier this year.

The results were hard to find, because “scandal talk is above top secret and forbidden on the Claymate message boards,” Faded Youth reports. Some “have called for boycotts of media reporting the story), and the less resourceful have simply resorted to spamming sites that dare to reference the story.” Someone else annotated the alleged webcam photos of Clay in an attempt to prove that they were fabricated.

Meanwhile, Clay’s accuser and alleged fling, John Paulus, posted pictures today on his new blog–which is called “Clay Aiken Exposed”–of the alleged evidence. More specifically, he has a photograph of the DNA-encrusted evidence. He writes, “here is the washcloth that I got for Clay after he had his way with me for 90 very long minutes.”

Yesterday, on the blog’s first day, Paulus posted photographs he says Clay sent him, and alleged messages sent between them on Here is one message allegedly sent by Clay to John:

From: valleyprettyboy
Subject: Re: hey
Date: Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:59 PM
i have very little time
im in my dressing room before my show here in nashville
what can i do to provemyself?/

The blog does not yet make reference to the porn career that his newfound fame has led to, but at the end of the comments on his first post (which are very, very scary), he writes, perhaps ironically, “I hope that you will buy my porn DVD,” and then gives a link to it.

Claymate Hysteria [Faded Youth]
The washcloth and Clay’s Pictures To Me [Clay Aiken Exposed]

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