Everyone wants to know who is Cheryl Maher, the former underage acquaintance of Utah House Majority Leader Kevin Garn. Just why did she climb nude into a hot-tub at the age of 15 with the married politician, why did she take a $150,000 gift to keep quiet over the affair, and why is she talking now? See the shocking video confession below.
Inquiring minds want to know so Right Pundits is hot on the case.
The basic facts of the encounter are confirmed by Garn himself according to the Salt Lake Tribune. In 1983 when he was 28 years old and she was only 15, the two naughty friends jumped into a hot-tub together stark raving naked. She was an employee of his at the family business. Kevin Garn’s wife presumably did not condone the secret liaison. For the record her name is Tanya Garn (photo below) who is mother to their six children.
In 2002 while running for Congress on a platform of “Taking a Stand,” Cheryl Maher apparently wanted hush money. She reportedly took $150,000 to keep quiet about the close encounter and she may have subsequently taken money from him for travel expenses here and there. Now she is reportedly embroiled in a divorce with her husband and talking all about it like a naked jailbird.
We are trying to locate Cheryl Maher’s photo or her Facebook page but without luck so far. This girl is NOT the same person.
The public disclosure forced the maligned Garn to the House floor to make a very public confession. After the teary-eyed speech he was high-fived and man-hugged by all the politicians present for his honesty. He confirmed the naked hot-tub episode with Cheryl Maher but claimed that nothing icky happened at all. Is Tanya Garn buying it?
That a married political would get naked with an underage girl is hardly newsworthy. That he would pay her hush money to shut up about it is understandable. What makes this story strange is that nothing happened. Supposedly we are to believe that a married man and teenage girl got naked together but no hanky panky ensued.
“I can unequivocally tell you there was no physical contact, there was no touching, there was no intercourse, there was none of those things. It simply did not occur.”
Maybe things work that way in swinging Utah but not where this reporter comes from. Reader thoughts about Cheryl Maher in the comments please or the man apparently cheated out of his hard-earned money, Kevin Garn. First see the confession video below.