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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Richard Curtis: More Shocking Details

posted by on October 30 at 16:38 PM


For the latest on not-gay GOP state rep Richard Curtis, click here—and, believe me, the click is more than worth your while. Lingerie, cell phone pictures, anal sex, casinos, and more!

UPDATE: Aaaaaaaaaargh! There’s even more! Rope! Stethoscopes! Barebacking! More, more, MORE!

As if the details about anti-gay Washington State Rep. Richard (R-La Center) and his tryst with a male escort in Spokane, Washington, weren’t sordid enough, I spent the last hour wading through the 15 page police report. Holy crap! Curtis, hoping to keep this whole thing quiet, called the police himself. And when the police asked him what happened, Curtis told them everything.

Curtis stated both he and the male walked into the lobby together. He told the male gain that he would give the male $100 to help him out but he was not paying him to have sex. Curtis and the male went up to Curtis’ room, which was 968. Once in the room Curtis gave the male $100…. Curtis and the male ultimately had anal intercourse on the bed in Curtis’ hotel room. The male performed intercourse on Curtis and the male’s semen and/or DNA would be on the inside of the condom while Curtis’ DNA would be on the exterior. Curtis said he was the person who received the anal sex.

Then, according to Curtis, he and Castagna fell asleep. And when Curtis wakes up Castagna is gone—and so is Curtis’ wallet. Castagna soon calls and tells Curtis that he knows who he is and wants $1,000. He also informs Curtis that he took “explicit photos” of Curtis while he was asleep.

While talking to the police Curtis expresses, again and again, a burning desire to keep all of this out of the press. (Ahem.) The police tell Curtis that, even if he doesn’t want to press charges, they have to collect evidence—but before they can set about doing that Castagna calls again. Suddenly it’s all very cloak and dagger: Castagna demands that Curtis drop off the money “in the last flower pot on the west side of Washington St. Bridge.” The police tell Curtis to stall Castagna long enough for them to set up a sting operation on the bridge. Curtis makes the drop. A suspect is seized. The police take Curtis back to the hotel—to room 968 at the Davenport (which should have a plaque on the door!)—and set about gathering evidence.

And what evidence!

I asked Curtis what physical evidence would be in the hotel room which would link the suspect to the hotel room. Curtis pointed out a Propel fitness water bottle in the garbage, a condom wrapper in the garbage, and a used condom in the garbage. I photographed the room and items prior to their collection. I also colleted the sheets and pillow cases from the bed.

While I was collecting evidence I saw a plastic sack which contained a light grey length of nylon rope, a plastic doctor’s stethoscope, and other items I could not immediately identify. Curtis told me they had nothing to do with the sex act and that the suspect had not handled them. Curtis said he did not want to show me those items in the sack.

Lingerie, condoms, rope, stethoscopes—Rep. Curtis is a very kinky girl!

Meanwhile back at the station house the police are grilling their suspect—but it isn’t Castagna. It’s Castagna’s bag man—but the accomplice cracks under the pressure, stating that “he did not want to go down for [Castagna].” Soon the police pick up Joey “Cody” Castagna. And Castagna’s version of what went down in that hotel room differs from Curtis’ version:

[Castagna] state [Curtis] was a “freak.” [Castagna] said that [Curtis] dressed in women’s lingerie during sex. [Castagna] said he used a condom and performed anal intercourse on [Curtis]…. After the sex act was completed [Curtis] told [Castagna] he wanted to perform “bareback sex” on [Castagna because Curtis] did not like the feel of condoms. [Castagna] told [Curtis] that he did not do that, that he didn’t know [Curtis], and that “bareback sex” was unsafe sex and was dangerous. [Curtis] asked [Castagna] “what would it take for you to do it.”

Castagna agrees to let Curtis fuck him bareback for $1000. Curtis refuses to pay up, falls asleep, Castagna take a few pictures, leaves with Curtis’ wallet, and the rest is history.

[Castagna] continually cried and said that he believed [Curtis] tricked him and never intended to pay him the thousand dollars for unprotected sex.

One final detail: After telling the police absolutely everything, Curtis decides to stop cooperating. Curtis suddenly claims that Castagna must have drugged him and states that he “was so out of it he really didn’t know what happened.” (Yes, that old excuse.) Curtis then tells investigators that, on the advice of his attorney, he can’t tell them what he was doing in Spokane. “I asked Curtis who his attorney was and he stated he could not find the business card and he could not recall his attorney’s name.”

Holy crap. My God. Jesus, Mary and Joseph. What. A. Mess.

Says Pam at PamsHouseBlend:

I’m living a relatively plain jane lesbian existence simply asking for my civil rights while closet cases like Curtis get all sorts of kinks on while railing against openly LGBT citizens. It makes me sick.

UPDATE 2: Cody Castagna talks to the press.

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Man, this story just keeps getting weirder and weirder. At the rate things are going, there should be several videos of Curtis doin' it on PornoTube in a matter of hours.

Posted by COMTE | October 30, 2007 4:52 PM


Posted by infrequent | October 30, 2007 4:55 PM

The thing is, this whole string of straight republican types getting arrested for having sex with guys makes me think that maybe all guys have sex with guys, and heterosexuality is a myth.

Hell, I've only ever had sex with guys. I've always figured some of them were off limits cause they were straight. Now I'm not so sure....

Posted by el ganador | October 30, 2007 4:56 PM

eh... i always thought having gay and straight as the two groups was kind of limited.

Posted by infrequent | October 30, 2007 5:04 PM

I just love the line "I was just trying to help him out."

How does getting a blowjob from him and then going back to his hotel room to make the beast with two backs qualify as helping him out?

Posted by Malcolm | October 30, 2007 5:05 PM

KXLY is my new favorite news source! Except they need to change their call letters to KY-LX or K-LATX.

Posted by Will in 98103 | October 30, 2007 5:07 PM

There's also another article on this station's website called "Castagna tells his side of lawmaker blackmail incident" ( where one of their producers was e-mailing with Cody earlier today until about noon.

P.S. The password is: Schaunefreude. Actually, we need a specific schaunefruede word just for GOP sex scandals...

Posted by MoTown | October 30, 2007 5:08 PM

i don't believe castagna that he was promised $1000 for sex. hello?

and i don't believe curtis that $100 was for gas. hello?

i'm not sure who's worse in this story. castagna is not doing any public service by stealing and attempting to profit from this. if castagna had his way, this republican would still be closeted.

Posted by infrequent | October 30, 2007 5:10 PM

perhaps they were falling in love at an early moment, then it went sour?

that is what they all say?

By the way, in the discussion of gay or straight, how about the word biology. Mother nature always wins, and all males have very strong and insistent sex drives.

Posted by bob | October 30, 2007 5:12 PM

i'm not sure i believe cody one bit... but you got to love what he wrote (and i'm not making this up):

"Well I will say this Richard offered me money to engage in sexual acts I wasn’t into... I got the feeing he was screwing me and he was not only that he turned the whole thing around in his favor to save his butt and is screwing up my hole life."

we'll see if this screws his hole life or not.

Posted by infrequent | October 30, 2007 5:15 PM

This set of "more shocking details" has less detail than the last batch did.

Posted by Fnarf | October 30, 2007 5:15 PM

I think it's time for the GOP to rename itself the Gay Old Party and just admit who they are.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 30, 2007 5:24 PM

Oh, the web of deceit that Curtis has spun all his life finally catches him and lights him up like a Christmas tree for all to see.

That muppet Castagna knew Curtis was a politician? What? Has he been trolling for politicians since the Larry Craig incident?

On a lighter note. Looks like Curtis bagged himself a Backstreet Boy from the pic. Congratulations should be given.

Posted by robot2501 | October 30, 2007 5:26 PM

i was really hoping for some cross-dressing photos. i *heart* cross dressers with mustaches.

Posted by brandon | October 30, 2007 5:26 PM

In 2001 Cody stole some guy's checkbook and went on a spending spree. That's what the forgery charge was for. He told all of us that this guy was his sugar daddy and that he had given him the checkbook and that he could spend whatever he wanted. We all learned later that was a lie. I haven't talked to him since.

So this deal with Curtis sounds a lot like that. Cody is very much an opportunist. He's been hustling people since he was a teen and when he gets busted he always tries to play the victim. He's a trashy mess.

Posted by monkey | October 30, 2007 5:38 PM

My guess is this guy found out Curtis was a legislator after he took his wallet. Curtis probably keeps his legislative i.d. in his wallet.

Posted by ahava | October 30, 2007 5:46 PM


This whole thing makes Larry Craig look almost angelic.

Posted by Wolf | October 30, 2007 6:14 PM

Cross dressing, video porn, blow jobs in public, casinos, hotel porn, more sex. No wonder the guy fell asleep!

Hey, republicans really do know how to have fun. Unprotected anal sex seems to be taking the party to a dangerous extreme, but what the hell! Rock on Dude, or Dudes

GOP...Great Oral Party
Greasy Old Perverts
Good Old Poke

State Rep. Curtis..."I blow like an elephant", "Fuck me like a donkey".

Jane Hague doesn't seem so bad after all.

Posted by Grandgadfly | October 30, 2007 6:36 PM

also cody is hiv positive and has been sleeping with men and not disclosing that he was positive to them he has been doing this for a long time i know for a fact because i am a victim of cody and i know for a fact how screwed up cody is. he has been escorting for a long time selling drugs doing drugs in hawaii and in spokane. he has also has been gay porn. so if anybody out there has been infected by the jerk cody. speak out know make it public lets have justice be served and let him rought in jail for the rest of his life!!

Posted by will | October 30, 2007 6:43 PM

Well, I was going to say how simply delicious this entire spectacle is. But Will's comment @19 sort of puts a damper on things. Jesus Christ, y'all! Come out of the closet already. Enough of this down low shit. It puts people in danger.

Posted by Michigan Matt | October 30, 2007 6:58 PM

@3: Heterosexuality isn't a myth. The reason all these Republicans guys are having sex with men is because "right-wing conservative Republican" is a euphemism for "anti-gay closet case!"

Posted by Anna | October 30, 2007 7:32 PM

dammit, he had to be wearing lingerie eh?. Yet another wierdo transvestite (to coin a phrase from the great Eddie) giving us executive transvestites a bad name :P

Posted by Wurm | October 30, 2007 7:50 PM

@21, other then Dan's job, what other job allows you to spend most of your time thinking and talking about men having sex with each other?

Posted by Giffy | October 30, 2007 7:54 PM

@ 9, you're right. The lines, as always, are never bound by boundaries, and at the end of the day sometimes, guys just wanna get laid.

Posted by eljay | October 30, 2007 8:41 PM

This couldn't have happened to a nicer Republican.

Hee, hee, hee, hee, heeeeeeee!!!

P.S. There was an earthquake in San Jose, California at 11:04 ET, it was a 5.6 but no casualties reported. The Bible Thumpin', Jeebus Freaks should be blaming it on San Jose's close proximity to San Fran and all them queers any momment now.

Posted by Y.F. | October 30, 2007 9:33 PM

Well, sounds like Cody will get pinched for prostitution and/or extortion. And the jolly ol' state rep. just cost himself a job, a marriage, and a whole (or is that "hole"?) lot of respect trying to save $1000. His fiscal conservativeness bit him on the ass. But maybe he likes it like that.

Posted by him | October 30, 2007 9:36 PM

Oh no! First that dreadful Satan-inspired scandal at my beloved Oral Roberts University and now this! Well, I nevvuh!

Posted by Johnny | October 30, 2007 9:54 PM

Cody is goin' down on some real felony extortion/blackmail charges I think. He really fucked up. The prostitution is small potatoes.

Posted by cracked | October 30, 2007 10:00 PM

More of who's ox is being gored? When it's your ox, you scream and recriminate - when it's someone else's, you gloat and smirk. The human condition is sad, but as long as there's reportage like this, lawyers will always have jobs. Jobs - as one attorney said - that're guaranteed to make more people unhappy at day's end than not. The rest of us gotta keep on sloggin' makin' no nevermind neverhow.

Posted by SHODDIN' FREUD | October 30, 2007 10:03 PM

Wow. I was in the same gay youth group as Cody while iving in Spokane during my HS years.
Nice to know my instincts about him were right...

Posted by Jeremiah | October 30, 2007 10:07 PM

Is there some kind of genetic link between being the type of person who is a closeted homosexual and being the type of person who is a Republican politician?

I mean, I see why a Republican would choose to be closeted, but. . . if you know you're a fag, why go into politics?

You just hate yourself SO MUCH that you're willing to dedicate your whole life to outlawing your own sin?

Wow. Gross.

Posted by violet_dagrinder | October 30, 2007 10:23 PM

this story is laced with sadness .. and quite hot as well

closet case who is a political enemy instead of playing by the rules which is to supply a never ending supply of feverish hard dicks to expert fag cruisers

bare backing in any situation involving strangers, a possible sentence to life long disability or even death

no honor at all as sex worker have the right to be paid like any labor

a family who will dissolve in a sea of puritan right wing shame and real homophobia - are there kids - they will still love their daddy

the plus is Dan gets a glimpse of hot and kinky Spokane and what he has apparently missed in his life long vanilla sex techniques/tricking

viva adventure in the quest for hot cock

Posted by Andy | October 30, 2007 10:31 PM

To all you so shocked by panties on a rugged male - well, here is a toast to a real turn on. There is nothing sexier that a G-string as in stripper gear on a real hunk.

Sexier than a jockstrap - by far. In that mess in Spokane someone knew what they liked and I sure agree. Yum.

Posted by Sergio Arau | October 30, 2007 10:40 PM

@21 "euphemism for 'anti-gay closet case!' " - and the really fucked up thing is that I get the feeling most people in the US take events like this as evidence of the immorality of homosexuality rather than of the homophobia that turns gay boys in rural areas into vehemently anti-gay bathroom-trawling cryptohomos.

Posted by dbell | October 30, 2007 10:46 PM

Christ on a Crutch, what is WITH Spokane and in-the-closet-anti-gay politicians.

(I live in the city, and the mind BOGGLES)

Posted by Shini | October 30, 2007 11:00 PM

@ 31, the power of reaction formation will drag the soul to do everything it can to erase the very material it is made out of. Denial is much more than a river in Egypt (yay punny!), it is a potentially catastorphic defense mechanism.

Posted by eljay | October 30, 2007 11:20 PM

HIV positive and the rep wanted to bareback him? I hope his wife's on her way to the clinic for testing right now, cause it's a safe bet this isn't the first time he's done this.

Posted by wench | October 30, 2007 11:34 PM

Mustaches (SP?) should be outlawed for heterosexuals.

Posted by BillyBob | October 30, 2007 11:54 PM

You really love this shit, don't you?

Posted by Justin | October 31, 2007 2:50 AM

Yes, Justin, we do love this shit. It's called the truth. It's called karma.

Posted by Donovan | October 31, 2007 5:18 AM


Yes interesting saga, even to the jaded, and to some degree it is karma

But, there is historic and rampant homophobia everywhere in all these tales and that is very sad

Fucking strange to be ranting in alliance with the far right religious fanatics, that is bothersome, and that tells me Queers need to sort this stuff a bit better

We all know, except to the sexually constipated among us that the Curtis game is repeated thousands of times every night everywhere. Guy gets to bigger city, rents room, cruises for a pickup - and so forth.

So old news, like an all time easy to get laid format of sorts. Of course to those who have never really cruised the pick up points I guess it is sensational ... ie. seemingly even "I never do that" Dan.

It would be nice to see this guy untangle from his closet, come out and change his politics. Join the Bears in the Pride float contest.

I fear he will kill himself instead.

Posted by pride fairy | October 31, 2007 7:00 AM

I agree with 41. No free pass on the anti-gay politics of one or the law-breaking of the other, though.

New Jersey poll, Oct 18-23, 1002 adults, sampling error 3.1 %

all adults
48 % for gay marriage
44 % against

aged 18-29
nearly 60% for gay marriage

aged 30-64
nearly 50% for gay marriage

aged 65+
nearly 33% for gay marriage

all adults
66 % favor civil unions
66+ % don't know if civil unions are working

The poll was conducted about one year after the state Supreme Court ruled that gay couples had to be given the legal rights of marriage. Late last year, the state Legislature responded by adopting the nation's third civil unions law.

The poll also found that people personally close to gays and lesbians supported gay marriage at a higher rate than those who don't have gay friends or relatives.

The results are similar to those of an Eagleton poll conducted in June 2006.

"Usually change is news. But in this case, no change in public opinion is the real news, given all that has happened in the past year," said Tim Vercellotti, the polling director at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.

"The consistency of public opinion on these issues suggests these are deeply held beliefs that do not shift easily."

Posted by chicagogaydude | October 31, 2007 7:46 AM

If Cody is hiv+, as alleged by one poster, and Curtis had unprotected sex with him, the worst outcome of this may not be the scandal for Curtis as a politician, unfortunately. Sad.

Posted by Mich | October 31, 2007 8:34 AM

Regardless of the circumstances, I think the hustler is a hottie.

Posted by RG | October 31, 2007 8:41 AM


Hustler Cody is wearing devil horns today and a very coy tail - attached to a G string with red spangles .... beware R.s

Happy H.

Posted by Peeteer | October 31, 2007 9:11 AM

wow. A skeevy, stereotypical male prostitute and a right wing closet case dumb enough to go to the police and think this wouldn't get out...Not quite sure who's the biggest fucktard in this story.

but it's far more entertaining than any of the new fall tv shows...

Posted by michael strangeways | October 31, 2007 10:19 AM

Just wondering - do you think Mr. Curtis was a fan of Concerned Women of America?

My bet says - YES. Bet he sent them money when he got their fund raising letters. Think on it.

Remember to vote.

Posted by ida mae | October 31, 2007 11:19 AM

Yikes! Wow, I would have pegged him for a top.


Posted by BAC | October 31, 2007 12:16 PM

Giffy @23: I've hung out at a gay club near my house and I have friends that work there. Work at a club with drag queens, and you'll hear people talk about sex A LOT!

Posted by Anna | October 31, 2007 1:45 PM

No doubt Curtis was in Spokane for the expressed purpose of visiting the now-deceased Jim West's grave, and for a little sex.

Curtis probably placed a dozen red roses near West's headstone while whispering to Jim, the former gay, homophobic Republican mayor of Spokane, how much he misses him. What else Curtis does at the grave I have no idea. I hope sobbing is all he does at the grave.

Posted by Zachary | October 31, 2007 2:03 PM

I wonder if Curtis will drag his wife on TV like that freak Larry Craig.

Posted by Lovin This | October 31, 2007 2:21 PM

Does anyone know how to get ahold of "Will" who says Cody is HIV positive. He's not the first to say it, but unable to confirm so far.

Dan Tilkin

Posted by Dan Tilkin | October 31, 2007 4:59 PM

Mr. Tilkin,

What do you mean by "confirm?" The only thing Will can confirm for you is that he posted about Cody's alleged HIV status. Will cannot confirm for you the actual status -- only a medical professional, betraying Cody's medical privacy, could do so, or a court-ordered test that becomes part of the public record. Or, of course, Cody's own admission (which is not 100% ironclad as he could have a false test result, poz or neg, and be unaware of the true status).

All you want to do, I suspect, is get some other poor slob in front of the cameras to say Cody is HIV+, and then there Will is, busted for libel in case it's not true. But you have your footage and another day of ratings-driving sensationalism.

I hate certain members of the media for being stupid and for being manipulative.

Have a nice day.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | November 1, 2007 5:04 AM

Yet another Republican who voted against the rights of gays appears to like to play on their team.
If they would just be true to themselves we may have civil right for everyone in our country.
I hope he will find a nice guy who will love him for who he is and they can be happy together.
Do you think he will vote Republican in November '08?

Posted by Stephen | November 1, 2007 6:47 AM

I would like to know if sex between 2 males is free speech?

Posted by law | November 1, 2007 10:53 AM

@ Stephen at #55

It is if they scream "Oh daddy, YES!" a lot.

Posted by Don | November 1, 2007 12:25 PM

It is particularly delicious to have Republican hypocrisy exposed, isn't it? Can't wait for the next GOP closet queen to reveal her hand.

What is the lesson here for us as a nation? Maybe it's OK to be who we are, homosexuals included- and that we all should enjoy equal protection under the law the the basic rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, guaranteed by our constitution.

Grow up, America and learn your lesson!

Special note to GOP closet queens- if you vote against gay rights... you will be found will be exposed. Have the cojones to at least legislate fairly... even if you can't be honest about your own lives.

Posted by Billvie Bicks | November 1, 2007 1:20 PM

It is particularly delicious to have Republican hypocrisy exposed, isn't it? Can't wait for the next GOP closet queen to reveal her hand.

What is the lesson here for us as a nation? Maybe it's OK to be who we are, homosexuals included- and that we all should enjoy equal protection under the law the the basic rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, guaranteed by our constitution.

Grow up, America and learn your lesson!

Special note to GOP closet queens- if you vote against gay rights... you will be found will be exposed. Have the cojones to at least legislate fairly... even if you can't be honest about your own lives.

Posted by Billvie Bicks | November 1, 2007 1:20 PM

So let's see here. Mr. Curtis was wearing panties while getting head in a bookstore's backroom. Mr. Curtis was on the bottom during the humping caper. Hm ... not gay? I guess, then, that the moon really is made of green cheese after all.

Posted by Richard in SF | November 1, 2007 8:35 PM

So many jokes, so little time. I wrote these in five seconds.

"At least Monica didn't take it up the @ss."

"Now Curtis knows what it's like to be a taxpayer -- paying a guy to give it to us up the @ss."

"Curtis spent the first part of the evening getting blown by a guy with a cane in a porn store. Is that what President Bush really wanted when he reauthorized the Americans With Disability Act? Porn store blow jobs?"

"Now Curtis' teenaged daughter knows what happened to her thong."

"And, at least Larry Craig had the good sense to plan sex in the relative calm of a busy airport bathroom, while this guy got a blow job from a guy with a cane in public at a porn store while dressed as the world's hairest woman. That's for the discretion, Larry!"

Not that there's anything wrong with that!

Posted by Sid Leader | November 2, 2007 10:12 AM

Is that a rug on Curtis? Is this guy just trusting or very stupid. Grow up and admit who you are GOP'ers and stop your political hate, shame and lying! Also, shame on you Cody, loser.

Posted by patrick miriani | November 4, 2007 2:30 PM

great work on this story.

I just wanted to mention my apologies for cut'n'pasting Radar Online's post on this story which uses your PDF link (eating up your bandwidth) but leaves your Blog unattributed.

I have fixed that in my post.

What is the point of your taking the time to upload it if everyone else just shows your work without real attribution?

Posted by Connecticut Man1 | November 4, 2007 3:13 PM

As one former prostitute who ran for public office once said "politics is known to be the second oldest profession, and it ain't any different than the oldest." So Cody and Curtis complement each other really well.

Posted by Dino | November 4, 2007 5:34 PM

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