Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Senator in coke-fuelled sex shocker

From: NPE
A tale of sex, drugs, a woman’s dress and blackmail may have conspired to ruin the political career of a senior member of Donald Tusk’s governing Civic Platform party.
Senator Krzysztof Piesiewicz, the politician in question, found himself embroiled in the unseemly scandal after the tabloid Super Express posted a video on its website that appeared to show another side to the otherwise respected and respectable man.

The footage, taken by two prostitutes, shows Mr Piesiewicz, wearing an unbecoming white dress decorated with flowers, slumped on sofa as one of the prostitutes smears his face with makeup.

To make matters worse the video also shows the 64-year-old senator with his nose pressed to a table and, apparently, trying to snort a white powder.

The revelations in the video startled Poles given the good reputation of a man who, in his other incarnation as a lawyer, represented dissidents during the communist years, and who also won fame as a screenwriter through his collaboration with acclaimed film director Krzysztof Kieslowski.

In his defence Mr Piesiewicz, who has been separated from his wife for 10 years, admitted to arranging to meet a prostitute but claimed that he has been the victim of blackmail plot.

The two prostitutes, he says, intoxicated him with something and then took the compromising footage as part of a plan to extort money from him.

When shown the video and threatened with a public scandal Mr Piesiewicz twice paid the prostitutes but when they came back asking for money a third time he went to the police and called the prosecutor’s office.

The prostitutes were arrested and charged with blackmail but the senator, who has waived his parliamentary immunity, has also come under investigation for illegal drug use.

With the embarrassing video now a well-viewed item on YouTube ( the embattled senator has said that the affair could mark the end of his political career.

“This is terrible, never in my life have I experienced anything like this. Nothing like this has ever happened to me,” he told Super Express. “This incident has destroyed my career.”

But so far his party boss Donald Tusk has refrained from calling time on Mr Piesiewicz’s job.

The prime minister said that he would not judge the man until the full truth had been revealed.