George Santos was caught admitting he ‘f**ked up’ and ‘lied to everyone’ in a secret recording released by a wannabe staffer just days after it was revealed the politician claimed he produced a Broadway play.
The New York politician, 34, reportedly told donors during his congressional campaign in 2021 that he produced Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark, which ran from 2011 to 2014, but lead producer Michael Cohl disputed these claims.
Santos had been living in Brazil for a portion of 2011 and had worked at Dish Network between 2011 and 2012 as a customer service representative, according to Bloomberg.
The falsity is just another lie for Santos to add to his mountain of them. Now, his unpaid volunteer Derek Myers, 30, who is also a journalist, has exposed him admitting to lying in a secret recording taken on Monday.
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George Santos was caught admitting he ‘f**ked up’ and ‘lied to everyone’ in a secret recording released by a wannabe staffer
Myers, who claimed he was promised to be taken on as a staff member in Santos’ office, was let go from his DC position on Monday.
Early on in the recording, which Myers handed over to Talking Point Memo (TPM), the glorified intern bluntly asked Santos if they were ‘firing’ him.
Santos had seemed taken aback, saying: ‘I’m sorry? You’re not hired [yet].’
Myers was pulled into the Congressman’s office to discuss his potential employment with Santos and his Chief of Staff Charley Lovett, where he was told to ‘stop going to Colombia for your diluted Botox’ and complimented the young man’s thrifted tie.
During that conversation, Santos admitted to Myers that he had lied about his background, stating: ‘I lied to him [Lovett] like I lied to everyone else, and he still forgave me and gave me a second shot, unlike some other people right [now].
‘So I trust him tenfold more. I trust his judgment more than my own judgment,’ he continued. ‘That’s why he’s he’s my chief of staff, right, I wouldn’t be here in this chair if it wasn’t for him because you know how many times during the campaign he stopped me from making stupid decisions?’
Derek Myers, 30, secretly recorded his meeting with Santos and his Chief of Staff Charley Lovett on Monday, where he caught Santos saying: ”I lied to him [Lovett] like I lied to everyone else’
Santos also joked Myers could go to federal prison for seven years for ‘recording in this building,’ but he seemed unaware his volunteer was actually recording him. Myers had not informed either man that he was recording the conversation. DC is a one-party consent state.
‘I have never recorded,’ Myers can be heard on the tape.
Santos, who seemed unaware of the recording, joked: ‘Have fun at your peril!’
The subject of wiretapping was brought up due to Myers being previously charged with it when his Ohio-based newspaper Scioto Valley Guardian obtained a court recording despite the defendant opting out of being recorded.
It was also recently revealed that Santos claimed he was a producer of Broadway play Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark, but lead producer Michael Cohl (pictured) denied this
The ill-fated play was on Broadway from 2011 to 2014. Its producer has denied that Santos was ever involved
Myers, who was in Colombia getting Botox when the court recording was taped, said he obtained the recording from someone who had been in the courtroom that day. Due to the gravity of the court case, where a man was being charged with eight murders, Myers decided to publish the recording and was later charged with wiretapping.
‘He killed eight people in the middle of their sleep, a whole family. We felt at that time that the public should be allowed to hear that testimony,’ Myers defended himself. ‘I can see that it’s like concerning for you guys because you’re like: “Oh, now can we trust this guy?”‘
Myers said he didn’t even know how to ‘wiretap.’ Santos, however, said it was ‘not concerning to us, it’s concerning to this institution.’
‘I’m thinking to myself: “I’m a threat and concern to this institution?” — George Santos, you’re George Santos!’ Myers told TPM.
Myers was officially let go from Santos’ office on Wednesday by Lovett and Santos’ chief of staff confirmed it was due to the concerns over the Ohio case, the young journalist told TPM.
Myers also claimed Santos had placed ‘his hand on my left leg, near my knee’ before proceeding to ‘take his hand and move it down my leg into my inner thigh and proceeded to touch my groin’ during his short tenure at the DC office
Myers did, however, beg for his job back a day later, but only spoke with Santos’ Chief of Operations Vish Barra, who helped get him the job. He said he had left behind the thrifted tie Santos had complimented in their meeting on Monday and a mug that said ‘deny everything.’
On Friday, the self-proclaimed media mogul filed a police report with the Capitol Police for sexual harassment, he announced on Twitter. He also filed a complaint with The Office of Congressional Ethics against Santos.
‘As stated in the filings, my complaint pertains to violations of House Ethics in which I was an unpaid volunteer performing staff duties with the promise of employment and compensation, only to be released after several days of work without compensation,’ he wrote in a lengthy Twitter thread.
‘Additionally, my filings detail sexual harassment I endured in the office of the Congressman. These matters will hopefully be appropriately addressed by the police and the Ethics Committee, respectively in due time.’
Myers claimed his title was labeled as ‘volunteer’ until his staff paperwork had been fully processed through the payroll department.
Despite the sexual harassment, the journalist begged for his job back on Thursday but was denied. He said he only talked to Santos Chief of Operations Vish Barra (right), whom he left a thrifted tie and a meg that said ‘deny everything’ to give to Santos
He also claimed on January 25 Santos had asked him if he ‘had a Grindr profile’ and had ‘insisted I sit next to him on the small sofa.’ He also claimed Santos had placed ‘his hand on my left leg, near my knee’ before proceeding to ‘take his hand and move it down my leg into my inner thigh and proceeded to touch my groin.’
Myers went on to claim in the letter – that he also posted to Twitter – that Santos had told him: ‘My husband is out of town tonight if you want to come over.’
Santos had claimed during his campaign to be married and that he lived with his husband on Long Island. However, the Daily Beast could not find a marriage record in New York, nor did the politician ever appear on the campaign trail with said husband. He was also not seen wearing a wedding ring since arriving to Congress.
However, Santos had been previously married to a woman, whom he divorced in 2019.
DailyMail.com has contacted Santos’ lawyer Joseph W. Murray for comment.