|Rep. Phil Hinkle.|
Turning to the article, the Megan's version of the fact make it sound like they were just good public citizens, ratting out to the media a public servant whose behavior they deemed "creepy." As part of this story, the claim is that after an exchange of emails, Hinkle and the Kameryn met in a hotel room. Sup a conversation in the hotel room, Supposedly when they met in the hotel room, Hinkle told the young man he is a state representative. The way the story goes, the young man became so upset upon learning that information, he went to the bathroom to call Megan to pick him up so he could back out of the rendezvous. According to the Star's story Hinkle offered the 18 year old his iPad, Blackberry and $100, which supposedly offended the sister but apparently not enough to keep her from taking those items. Next the Star reports Megan driving when Hinkle's Blackberry rings. She answers and it's a call from his wife to whom she discloses the fact that Hinkle is gay. The story then is that during a subsequent conversation Hinkle's wife offered $10,000 for them to be quiet about the incident. According to the story this so scared Megan that she went to the media with the emails and the story of the hotel meeting.
Okay, I'm going to call BS. Let's look closer at what is actually documented, the emails. Phil Hinkle found Kameryn's advertisement on Craig's list and contacted him through email. The Star's story says Hinkle's email has "phinkle" in it and it says on the email from he email said "Sent from Phil's iPad." We already know the Kameryn is computer literate. Let's say he's interested in meeting the guy who sent the "phinkle" email from "Phil's iPad," what is one of the first things he's going to do before the clandestine meeting? What would anyone do, especially someone 18 years old who grew up with computers?
Likewise Megan's substantial involvement in the story raises red flags. Megan says she found Hinkle's behavior "creepy" but apparently has no problem with the morality of her brother placing the ad and meeting a stranger in a hotel supposedly for a paid sexual rendezvous? Megan claims to have been so upset by the offer of $10,000 that she took the story to the media. But while $10,000 bothered her, apparently she was okay with the offer of the iPad, blackberry and $100?