Reichen writes that his book, Here’s What We’ll Say: Growing Up, Coming Out, and the U.S. Air Force Academy, “was done before I ever met Lance. I do not date people so that I can ‘use’ them. I’m self-sufficient and happy to be that way. … I am individually financially sound. I date people because I happen to love them. Period.”
He also writes, “I have not broken up with my boyfriend,” and also says he did “not ‘made out with’ anyone at a party while I have been with my boyfriend. … It is all a complete and blantant lie. This person is a liar. Period.”
That person is blogger Perez Hilton, aka Mario Lavandeira, who has taken credit for outing Bass. Reichen says Lavandeira “STEALS from photographers, bloggers, and the general population” and “is a common criminal,” “ugly wind-bag,” and a “disgusting person” who “makes up blatant lies to create interesting stories.”
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