Powered by i.TV
October 24, 2014

Richard Hatch says he was sent to jail because ... he's gay?!

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 18th 2009 3:41PM
Richard HatchRichard Hatch, the winner of the very first Survivor, was sent to jail in 2006 for not paying taxes on his winning from the show (and a radio talk show gig) and also got time for perjury. But he says that's not the real reason he was sent to jail.

Hatch said in an interview today on Today that the court system in the United States is set up to be against gays, and he believes that if he was heterosexual he wouldn't have gone to jail. Hatch is currently out of prison and confined to his home. He's getting out on October 7 but wants to be released now.

Officials involved with the case, including the U.S. Attorney who tried the case, say that Hatch is "delusional." He wasn't sent to prison because he's gay. He was sent to prison because he walked around naked on the show and lied to his fellow contestants. Here's the interview.


Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum

4 Comments

Filter by:
RobynM

Really?

He admits to financial irregularities and being a huge jerk, but thinks his conviction is 100% due to anti-gay bias?

A home in Newport, RI is "financially devastated"?

He's so full of it.

August 19 2009 at 5:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Frank

The Gay-ce Card!!
Play it!!

August 18 2009 at 7:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
The Independent Rage

Captain Apollo from the original Battlestar Galactica series sure has changed over the years, and in more ways than one.

August 18 2009 at 4:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to The Independent Rage's comment
Picviewer

Sure hope your just joking and know the difference between the two people.

August 19 2009 at 1:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Follow Us

From Our Partners