Report: Liberal Talk Exec Caught In Prostitution Sting
April 2, 2008 at 5:48 PM (PT)
DEMOCRACY RADIO and TALK USA RADIO founder and former AIR AMERICA RADIO EVP TOM ATHANS, the husband of Sen. DEBBIE STABENOW (D-MI), is cooperating with police in an investigation of a prostitution ring and admitted to police that he paid a prostitute $150 for sex in FEBRUARY, according to a report in the DETROIT NEWS.
ATHANS was not arrested in the FEBRUARY 26th incident, in which he was observed by TROY, MI police entering and leaving a room at the RESIDENCE INN; the woman in the room, identified as ALYCIA LORRAINE MARTIN, was arrested and charged with prostitution, with a pre-trial hearing scheduled for APRIL 22th. ATHANS was later ticketed for driving with a suspended license but got the charge reduced to "no operator's license in possession" and paid a $115 fine.
A statement issued by ATHANS through his attorney TODD FLOOD read, "No words can fully express how sorry I am. At the time this incident occurred, I took responsibility for my actions and fully cooperated with law enforcement. My family and I are dealing with this matter in a personal and private way."
STABENOW's office issued a statement from the Senator reading, "This is very disturbing and serious. Obviously it's a deeply difficult and personal matter."