U.S. Rep. Allen West (R-FL) is the latest politician to be caught in a sex scandal over a letter he sent his wife nine years ago during his tour as an Army lieutenant colonel in Iraq.
In the hand-written letter, West asked that his wife, Dr. Angela West, be his own personal “porn star,” and detailed “non-negotiable” sex acts that she was to perform on his return. He also ordered her to wear only two-piece bathing suits.
Former Palm Beach Post and Radar.com staffer Jose Lambiet published some of the contents of the letter on his South Florida site Gossip Extra. Lambiet believes the intimate details are newsworthy because the way the Tea Party Congressman relates to women has become an issue in his reelection race.
Lambiet said he exclusively obtained the letter written to Angela, a doctor in education who sits as a trustee on the board of Florida Atlantic University. The two married in 1989.
The congressman told his wife that he expected certain intimate acts upon his return that would be “the standard and it is non-negotiable.”
He told her: “From now on, you will wear two-piece swim suits when on vacations.”
Then: “Angela, I need to know, are you committed to being my porn star? I do not want to hear ‘no’ or ‘we’ll see about that.’ I want my fantasies to be with you. God has authorized you and you only as my partner for intimacy and that is what I want.”
And he signs off: “Get ready!”
West, a self-professed “modern-day Harriet Tubman” who previously compared the idea of someone going for a ride on his motorcycle to “touching my wife,” is nine points behind Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy for Florida’s 18th District, according to a new Democratic poll.
West said last year that “Planned Parenthood women” are “neutering American men” and voted to defund the women’s health group. He then generated more controversy when he called Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) “vile,” “despicable,” and “not a lady.”
Also in the letter to his wife, West said that although he doesn’t compare physically to the male models of the movie “Soul Food,” he would always do his best to always be “a clean cut, healthy and affectionate man!”