A reporter for the New York Post has been fired after having an affair with a former prostitute at the center of a NYPD corruption case.
Shawn Cohen, who previously served as the police bureau chief at The Post, was given his pink slip Thursday after what he labeled “an ill-considered affair with Gabi Grecko”. Ya Think? Ms. Grecko who is in the center of all of this, is set to testify some pretty salacious details of a corruption scandal which include her being paid to sleep with multiple officers at the same time on a flight to Las Vegas. This is a wild one folks, here are some of the details from Daily Mail.
Gabi Grecko, who previously worked as a prostitute, will reportedly tell 16 jurors that she was paid to have group sex with NYPD officers on a 2013 flight to Las Vegas. The 29-year-old claims the mile-high romp involved Deputy Inspector James Grant, who is now on trial for taking bribes from two influential community figures.
Grant is accused of taking bribes from Jeremy Reichberg and Jona Rechnitz in exchange for special treatment from the police. One of the alleged bribes was the sex romp with Grecko, who claims she was recruited by Reichberg and Rechnitz for the mile-high tryst.
Grant has strenuously denied the incident. However, Grecko has said that the supposed romp left her so scarred that she quit sex work. ‘The plane experience was so traumatic that I stopped doing it (prostitution),’ she is quoted as saying in The Daily Telegraph. In 2016, Grecko gave graphic details of the reported tryst to the New York Post, claiming: ‘I didn’t think it would be as extreme as it was, but then because I obviously couldn’t get off the plane, I had to do what they were telling me.’ Grecko says she performed sex acts on multiple men at the same time. ‘More than one would try to get my attention at once. They were really creepy and very rude and offensive.’
The article featured in the New York Post was authored by Shawn Cohen, in it he details Grecko serving as a flight attendant and giving sexual favors to police officers. In an e-mail to the New York Daily News, the axed reporter expressed regret over his involvement with the star witness.
“Following the publication of a news article I wrote about a witness in an investigation, we had a brief personal relationship. As a journalist, I certainly appreciate how this looks given her past profession and the fact I’d written about her, but the reality is quite innocent. That said, I should have exercised better judgment because of the particular circumstances involved here and because I continued to cover related topics.”
In no way do I condone what Mr. Cohen did, I simply can see why he got caught up.
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