Phillip Hinkle’s accuser Kameryn Gibson speaks out
Gay teen Kameryn Gibson accuses Indiana State Rep. Phillip Hinkle of exposing himself
Photo Of Phillip Hinkle’s Craigslist “Sugar Baby” PLUS His Questionable Version Of Events
Anti-Gay Republican Accused Of Soliciting Black Male Prostitute
Last week we told you about Phillip Hinkle, the married, anti-gay GOP State Representative who tried to hook up with an 18-year-old boy via Craigslist. That boy, Kameryn Gibson, says that he exposed the politician because of Hinkle’s anti-gay voting record. That’s good. But he also says that his M4M Craigslist ad looking for a “sugga daddy” was just a joke. And that’s bad.
The problem is that Gibson isn’t telling the truth. If you look at Gibson’s version of events in the Indy Star, you’ll see that he sent Hinkle to sexy shots of himself showing his underwear and asked Hinkle what he could give him for a night together. Gibson then says that Hinkle picked him up in a car, took him to a hotel room, and that the two talked for 15 minutes while Hinkle wore nothing but a towel.
Even though Gibson used his adopted sister’s phone to arrange the hook-up, that doesn’t necessarily mean that she was in on “the joke.” In fact, nothing in Gibson’s initial version of events sounds like a joke. After all, what 18-year-old gets into an old man’s car, visits his hotel room, and sits and talks with him mostly naked for for just a joke?!
Prostitution is a crime in Indiana and it now looks like Gibson wants to avoid possible legal troubles and public embarrassment by claiming that his Craiglist ad was just a joke between he and his sister. But in doing so, he has also undermined his own credibility.
In fact, the e-mails and call logs on his sister’s phone legitimize the “sugga daddy” transaction between Hinkle and Gibson, undermining Gibson’s “joke” claim. Hinkle has already said that Gibson and his sister are merely trying to shake him down for money. If Gibson was only joking, then Hinkle can continue painting the boy prostitute and his sister as liars who merely conned the politician to get whatever they want. That is, if we can’t trust Gibson’s initial story about meeting Hinkle, then we can’t completely trust anything else Gibson says either.
It’s unlikely that Hinkle will fight this story; most likely he’ll resign before the week ends. But if Hinkle does decide to fight it, Gibson has given him a huge exit; something Hinkle can use to escape while dragging his 18-year-old sugar baby through the mud.
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An 18-year-old man is claiming he was offered money for sex by Indiana State Rep. Phillip “Phil” Hinkle, after the teen posted an ad on Craisglist seeking a “sugar daddy.”
Hinkle, who recently voted for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, allegedly sought out Kameryn Gibson in the men-for-men section on the website.
Gibson claims that he met with the 64-year-old politician, but says he got cold feet and left after Hinkle exposed his body, according to Gawker.com:
Hinkle responded with an offer to fill this role and pay Gibson $80 or so dollars, and, “for a really good time, you could get another 50, 60 bucks. That sound good?” He picked Gibson up at his house, took him to a hotel room, and showed him his state lawmaker ID. Gibson got cold feet and went to the bathroom to call his sister, Megan, and ask her to pick him up.
Anti-Gay Republican Cruised Craigslist for Male Prostitute
Indiana State Rep. Phillip “Phil” Hinkle, a Republican who recently voted for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, had quite a Saturday evening this past weekend in the company of an 18-year-old young man named “Kameryn,” to whom Hinkle allegedly showed his penis and then “grabbed in the rear.” Isn’t life wonderful?
According to the stories of 18-year-old Kameryn Gibson, his sister Megan Gibson, a treasure trove of extremely accurate-seeming emails and phone calls, and Hinkle’s own non-denials, here’s how it went down.
Kameryn Gibson went on the m4m section of Craigslist and posted an ad saying, “I need a sugga daddy.” Hinkle responded with an offer to fill this role and pay Gibson $80 or so dollars, and, “for a really good time, you could get another 50, 60 bucks. That sound good?” He picked Gibson up at his house, took him to a hotel room, and showed him his state lawmaker ID. Gibson got cold feet and went to the bathroom to call his sister, Megan, and ask her to pick him up. This made Hinkle sad!
When Gibson came out, he said Hinkle told him he couldn’t leave. Gibson called his sister again. This time, Megan told him to put her on speakerphone.
“I started cussing him,” Megan told The Star. She also threatened to call the police and the local media.
“He said, ‘I’ll give you whatever,’” Megan said.
But when they hung up, Kameryn Gibson said Hinkle grabbed him by the right arm, just below the shoulder. Gibson said it was then that Hinkle grabbed him in the rear, dropped his towel and sat down on the bed — naked.
When Megan Gibson arrived to pick up her brother, she again threatened to call police and the local media.
Kameryn and Megan Gibson said Hinkle then offered his iPad, a BlackBerry and $100 in cash.
Kameryn Gibson walked past his sister and out of the room as she continued to yell at Hinkle.
Megan Gibson then started fielding calls on Hinkle’s BlackBerry from various members of his family. She told them all that he was gay. And then she told the Indianapolis Star.
Hinkle does not have much of a response for the moment:
When contacted by The Star about the emails, Hinkle, a Republican who represents portions of Pike and Wayne townships, did not contest the emails but said, “I am aware of a shakedown taking place.”
Asked what he meant by shakedown, Hinkle would not elaborate. He directed further questions to his attorney.
If we had to go out on a limb, we’d guess that this won’t help Hinkle’s political career. Although this is the ten billionth time we’ve seen a story like this by now, so maybe people have just come to expect it.
Also: “Kameryn.” Seriously?
Now is the time for the million dollars question:
“Is ’Sugar Daddy’ Indiana Rep. GOP Phillip Hinkle resigning any time soon ?”
Indiana state Rep. under pressure to resign after gay Craigslist tryst
Indiana state Rep. Phillip Hinkle is under pressure to resign, just a day after a series of emails was released to The Indianapolis Star suggesting the politician had arranged a sexual rendezvous with an 18-year-old man via Craigslist.
The Republican state representative had apparently responded to a posting on Craigslist’s “Casual Encounters” section, and offered a young man $80 plus a tip to meet him at an Indianapolis hotel. Hinkle used his publicly listed personal email address to answer an ad looking for a “sugga daddy.” (Feds pay for study of gay men’s penis sizes)
The young man, Kameryn Gibson, says when he met Hinkle and realized who he was, he tried to back out of the deal. Hinkle grabbed him, exposed himself to Gibson, and then offered him an iPad, a blackberry and $100 cash to keep quiet.
When reached by the Star for comment, Hinkle didn’t deny the existence or authenticity of the emails. He would only say he was “aware of a shakedown.” Pressed further, he referred any and all questions to his lawyer.
Now, a number of Indiana political figures have responded to the reports. Fellow Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels said he was “sad” when he heard about what had happened and called the incident “a personal family tragedy.”
State Rep. Brian Bosma, a Republican and Indiana’s House Speaker told the Star: “If the circumstances are as reported, it is an extremely sad and disappointing situation for all of us, especially the families involved.”
Aaron Schaler, president of Indiana Stonewall Democrats, said this is the kind of thing that happens “when someone is not allowed, by either community attitudes or personal conflicts, to be open about their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Others called for Hinkle’s resignation. Marion County Republican Chairman Kyle Walker strongly recommended “Hinkle resign his position so that he can focus on his family and not have this situation detract from that or the work that needs to continue in his legislative district.” Indiana Republican Party Chairman Eric Holcomb would only say Hinkle needs to “do the right thing,” though he stopped short of using the word “resign.”
Hinkle’s lawyer, Peter Nugent, says he doesn’t know whether his client plans to resign. Nugent was still trying to figure out exactly what had gone down when the Star reached out for comment. “I’m making progress,” Nugent said, but had no further comment.
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