LA Mayor Villaraigosa: What the Media Will Dare Not Tell You
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It looks like the LA Times is too busy trying to trash Republican Fred Thompson and getting scooped by American Spectator to notice the enormous scandal erupting out of their own City Hall.
Here’s the latest on Hollywood’s summer sizzler from the west side (suburban St. Louis)-
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Mayor Antonio Villagairosa stars in “Playa-gate”
Mayor Villagairosa with another well known, er… democrat.
The story broke earlier this week when Telemundo anchor Mirthala Salinas reported that former MEChA member, and Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign Co-Chair, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was having an affair.
It was later reported that Mirthala Salinas, the one who broke the story, was the “other woman”. Mayor Villaraigosa was pressed about this and confessed during a press conference the next day that he was having an affair with Miss Salinas.
Here, again is part of that video:
The News Buckit has the full confession.
Mirthala Salinas was later put on unpaid leave while Telemundo investigates whether her romantic relationship with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa breached journalistic ethics.
That is where the LA media left off.
Now, here is what the media won’t tell you…
The story goes that the “girlfriend” of a particular member of the City Council has “disclosed” that it was none other than Mirthala Salinas herself who allegedly leaked news of the affair she was having with the Mayor. Salinas’ motivation? The Mayor had allegedly already moved on to a new relationship with an unnamed Korean female developer – and as they say “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
It was discovered by readers at Mayor Sam’s Sister City that Korean newspapers were reporting rumors of another Villaraigosa affair.
This other-other-woman written about in the Korean media is a member of the LA mayor’s team at City Hall– the LA City Planning Commissioner Sabrina Kay.
Sabrina Kay is an exceptional young woman who came to California in 1981 and is a very successful business woman. From her profile:
As a founder of various entrepreneurial businesses such as California Design College, Premier Business Bank, Fremont Private Investments, Fashion Umbrella LLC, and LAdesigns.org, she has been at the forefront of educating and inspiring others to achieve their full potential… She currently serves as a commissioner of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.
Here is where the story gets interesting…
Don’t expect the LA Times to pick up on this story in their own back yard any time too soon.
Sabrina Kay was invited to Mayor Villagairosa’s inauguration in 2005 but they say they have known each other for 10 years.
Kay is a fashion designer who is now serving as a commissioner of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission(?)
Back in October 2006 the Korean Sunday Journal wrote this about Sabrina Kay and Mayor Villaraigosa and their trip together to Korea:
I had the above article translated earlier. Here are a few points about the Mayor and Sabrina Kay from the Korean news:
Sabrina Kay (Chung Hee Kim) is an influential Korean-American designer in L.A. She’s also a long-time political ally of Villaraigosa, going back to when he was in the California state legislature, when she hosted fundraising parties for him. Recently, since his election as mayor, Villaraigosa brought Kay with him (and about 10 others) on a visit to China, Japan, and Korea. This was in the fall of 2006. Although the visit was supposedly for the purpose of attracting Asian investment in LA, the article’s sources say the trip was not well planned, did not result in meetings with Korea’s most important corporate leaders, and did not bring in any significant investment for LA. The paper wonders what was the mayor’s intention of visiting Korea.
The one memorable event was when Villaraigosa appeared as a model in Sabrina Kay’s fashion show wearing her clothing (pictured above). The fashion show was sponsored by the Hyundai Dept. Store. It was meant to promote LA’s fashion industry. It was good publicity for Sabrina Kay’s line, anyway.
The tour generated considerable gossip. One source says the article doesn’t quite say the gossip was of a romantic nature. Another source says the article rumors that Kay is the mayor’s mistress. The article suggests that the mayor was giving Kay a lot of free publicity, by implying an endorsement.
The article also wonders how Kay, a fashion designer, landed in the LA Planning Commission position.
The readers at Mayor Sam’s Sister City say that there are more articles in the Korean media about the relationship between the Kay and Villaraigosa.
Uh-Oh!… Another Tryst For LA Mayor Villaraigosa?
Summer Sizzler… LA Mayor Villaraigosa & Planning Commisioner in Steamy Romance?
Mayor Villagairosa with another well known, er… democrat. (HuffPo)
Flaps Blog suggests there is even even more to the story.
UPDATE: (Tuesday 7-10) Sabrina Kay and Mayor Villaraigosa both deny a romantic relationship.