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  US Senator denies new gay sex claims
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News DateMonday, December 3, 2007 05:25:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionUS Republican Senator Larry Craig, who pleaded guilty after a police sex sting operation in an airport bathroom, Monday denied a new flurry of gay sex allegations in his home state newspaper.

The Idaho Statesman on Sunday named four men who said they had sex with Craig, or to whom it said he made sexual advances or paid unusual attention. It added the allegations could not be "disproved."

The paper said the men were telling their stories because they are offended by Craig's staunch denials that he is gay.

But Craig, who tried unsuccessfully to have his guilty plea in the sting operation in Minneapolis airport in June withdrawn, vehemently denied the claims.

"It is unfortunate that the Idaho Statesman has chosen to continue to lower itself to the standards of what can best be described as tabloid journalism," said Craig, adding that the allegations have "no basis in reality."

"In fact, the paper itself states that these baseless accusations contain no definitive evidence yet they still decided to print them anyway.

"I won't let this paper's attempt to malign my name stop me from continuing my work to serve the people of Idaho."

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