Young 21 year-old Theodore Pedersen was one of the many young aides with no experience who worked for Former Democratic Governor Jim McGreevey. It is not clear how Sean Murray-Nolan, Kevin McCabe, Jason Kirin, Theodore Pedersen or Kevin Hagan landed their jobs with the Democratic governor. It is clear now that Theodore Pedersen was doing more than just driving.
** For the record- neither NewJersey.com or the AP reveal that former Governor McGreevey is a Democrat.
More than just a driver: Former Democratic Governor James E. McGreevey, his aide Theodore Pedersen, and his former wife Dina Matos McGreevey. Thoedore was given his own room in Drumthwacket, the governor’s mansion in Princeton.
Matos McGreevey said, “The sex was good.”
New Jersey.com has more on Governor McGreevey, his wife and his aide and the Friday Night 3-ways:
A former aide to James E. McGreevey said yesterday that he had three-way sexual trysts with McGreevey and his wife before they occupied the governor’s mansion, challenging Dina Matos McGree vey’s assertion that she was naive about her husband’s sexual ex ploits.
The aide, Theodore Pedersen, said he and the couple even had a nickname for the weekly romps, from 1999 to 2001, that typically began with dinner at T.G.I. Fri day’s and ended with a threesome at McGreevey’s condo in Woodbridge.
…A trial before state Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy in Union County is scheduled to start in May. Pedersen could be among the first witnesses to testify.
A Woodbridge resident, he be came embroiled in the case when Matos McGreevey asked the court for financial records and correspon dence between McGreevey, his partner Mark O’Donnell, and other friends, including Pedersen. He gave a sealed deposition late last year.
Pedersen said he became friendly with the couple in 1999, when McGreevey was preparing his second run for governor. Pedersen, then 21, said he often spent 12 hours a day accompanying McGreevey and became friendly with his girlfriend, Dina Matos, as well.
“The more we spend time with each other, the more we begin to trust each other with non-professional things,” he said. “That rela tionship starts to progress, to transform into subtle hints, flirts.”
He described in detail the first Friday night encounter, which he said occurred sometime in 1999 and recurred “numerous times” over the ensuing months.
Then, Pedersen said, “Friday night specials developed into Saturday mornings.”
He said his sexual liaisons with the couple blossomed fully during a trip to Atlantic City, but that they stopped after McGreevey was elected governor in November 2001.
McGreevey proposed to his wife during a 2000 trip to Montreal. In her book, “Silent Partner,” Matos McGreevey wrote that she would not let Pedersen accompany them on the trip.
“She started talking about us three” in her book, Pedersen said. “She should have continued it. She should have told the truth about the three of us. I am Dina’s Silent Partner.”
Pedersen’s revelations stand in stark contrast to the picture that has been painted in recent years by both McGreeveys. In her memoir, Matos McGreevey says little about the sex life she had with her husband, except to say that it never gave her any reason to doubt he was straight.
“The sex was good,” Matos McGreevey wrote.
Lovers, friends and driver. (New York Post)
The New York Post has an exclusive interview with the driver and sex partner:
Pedersen – who is named in Matos McGreevey’s court papers – agreed to talk about the alleged unconventional relationship after Dina sounded off to the media last week about Eliot Spitzer’s sex scandal.
“It’s frustrating to hear her call Gov. Spitzer a hypocrite while she’s out there being as dishonest as anyone could be about her own life,” said Pedersen, 29.
“She’s framed herself as a victim – yet she was a willing participant. She had complete control over what happened in her relationship,” he said. “She was there, she knew what was happening, she made the moves. We all did. It’s disgusting to watch her play the victim card.”
“I would have kept my mouth shut about this forever, but she subpoenaed me, and now it’s all going to come out at trial,” Pedersen said. He added he expects to be called as one of the first witnesses at the trial.
…Details of the lust triangle have been quashed once before, according to a source at now-disbanded Regan Books, which published McGreevey’s 2006 memoir, “The Confession.”
“There was a coy and gentle reference to a third person, but McGreevey took it out because he thought it was unnecessarily harmful,” the insider said…
“So one night, we came in. I went down to the basement bathroom, and when I came up, to my shock, she was basically undressed and on the loveseat with Jim. So I sat on the couch and watched and eventually joined in.
“And that’s how it got going,” he said. “We came up with this nice little formula for making it work.”
Sometimes, the trio took their show on the road, he said. On business trips – including to the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City – they shared one room, leaving others in the entourage baffled, he said.
“It became almost laughable – I would never have my own hotel room,” Pedersen said. “Everyone thought that this was weird, but we’d just brush it off.”
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