Oregon's First Squeeze has not only made national news, she's gone international! The Daily Mail has a photo-filled interview with her ex-lover from the pot-farm days, and a lot of other details about gov. Retread's "Shady Lady". Oh, my. Far more than we've seen in The Oregonian or even in Willy Week.
Oregon's First Lady took a month-long trip to Siberia with the lover she planned to run a pot farm with - just four weeks after she was secretly paid $5,000 for a green card marriage to an Ethiopian immigrant, MailOnline can reveal.
In a dizzying timeline involving three men in a matter of months, Cylvia Hayes, 47, had her divorce from her second husband finalized in May 1997, married Ethiopian Abraham B Abraham in July 1997 and traveled to Siberia with lover Karl Topinka in August 1997.
Speaking to MailOnline, Mr Topinka, now 60, has given his own account of their turbulent relationship and has painted a very different picture of Ms Hayes, who has tried to portray herself as the victim.
It's beginning to look as though she got way more than $5000 to marry the Ethiopian kid. And the guy who sold them the pot farm has pretty well corraborated the ex-lover's story, in that the scheme was her idea and not his:
Last week he revealed he discovered evidence of the couple’s plans when the property went into foreclosure less than a year after the sale.
He said: 'There was a full size pool table upstairs and there were marijuana trimmings on the table.
'They had drilled holes in the walls of the log house for the irrigation tubes. Then I went out to the shed and there was marijuana-growing specific paraphernalia, more bloom, nitrogen fertilizers.'
He added that it was Ms Hayes, not Mr Topinka, who did all the talking and appeared to be in charge. He said: 'The idea that she was an unwitting or unwilling participant in my eyes is totally erroneous. She did a lot of the talking is all I can say.'
They contacted her second husband, who is now 47, and he wants no part of any of it. He's done with Cylvia.
Governor Kitzhaber was still married to his second wife, Sharon LaCroix - mother of his only child, son Logan, 17 - when Ms Hayes entered his life.
Makes you kind of wonder how Logan feels about all of this; his dad dumped his mom for a young cutie, and said cutie turns out to be a serial criminal and adept manipulator. How interesting. She's quite the social climber. And gov. Retread looks dumber than even I've credited him with.
No worries; Portlanders will elect him again.