Do you think I’d run for mayor if I’d strangled, punched or choked a woman? I plead guilty to a misdemeanor domestic charge, which I plan to expunge this June. The girl in question brought charges against three other prominent men. It’s a “Fatal Attraction” or “Swimfan” type saga. By embarking on a grand endeavor to destroy me, my real friends know the truth, even as the media plays it back revisionist sensationally.

Imagine if a person brought hyperbolic charges against you and then, even after you served the sentence, endeavored for two years to destroy you publicly? My message on Oprah was to stand up and help others: Make your life have meaning despite your past. Targeting and stalking prominent men is an old story. My best friend is a local CEO who went on record seeing ‘not a mark’