Thursday, October 27, 2005

Sieg Hell

The gay Vegas celebrity tiger-taming world was rocked today by allegations of Roy abuse. A former bodyguard of Roy (yes, THAT Roy) says that Siegfried (yes, THAT Siegfried) has been tormenting and humiliating his partner, who’s still recovering from that nasty tiger mauling he got back in 2003. Among other things, the ex-bodyguard says:

"Siegfried was a tyrant and had loud, explosive outbursts at the plaintiff and at Roy. ...

[He] forced Roy to take medication, even when Roy begged to not be medicated

[And he] declined to purchase new clothing for Roy, and Roy's clothing had to be pinned up to stay on because of his drastic loss of weight, causing him embarrassment and a loss of self-esteem.”

I dunno. I think if I were still recovering from BEING MAULED BY A TIGER I wouldn’t really worry too much about whether my clothes looked sharp. But that’s me.

So what does all this have to do with the bodyguard? Well he’s suing for “wrongful discharge” -- no, no, not THAT kind -- and emotional distress, claiming that Siegfried’s alleged nasty treatment of Roy left him feeling “haunted and distressed.” Also, he had to give Roy sponge baths and engage in other “undignified ... bathroom duties.”

All the gory details here.

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