WWE Legend Pat Patterson Comes Out as Gay

  • metta

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    Jun 13, 2014 4:24 PM GMT
    WWE Legend Pat Patterson Comes Out as Gay


    http://www.advocate.com/arts-entertainment/people/2014/06/13/watch-wwe-legend-pat-patterson-comes-out-gay
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    Jun 13, 2014 4:25 PM GMT

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    Jun 13, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
    So now he's on his death bed practically? He should have just kept quiet or done it when it mattered.
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    Jun 13, 2014 5:59 PM GMT
    I sensed that decades ago! Of course, I only say that now!

    WWF's first "Intercontinental Champion", although he never actually had to "earn" the title.
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    Jun 13, 2014 6:06 PM GMT
    This was probably how I last recalled the suspicions he was a Friend of Dorothy.

    WikiIn October 2004, Patterson retired from World Wrestling Entertainment amid accusations of homosexual harassment of employees... Patterson returned to WWE in a limited capacity in May 2005.

    While he is now retired as a producer for WWE, he still acts as a creative consultant
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    Jun 13, 2014 6:07 PM GMT
    WikiPatterson is a Roman Catholic, and was an altar boy. He expressed an interest to a priest in becoming one himself, but was advised it wouldn't work, because he was "too adventurous".

    Patterson is also the godfather to Stephanie McMahon.
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    Jun 13, 2014 6:12 PM GMT
    More on the "allegations" and rumors that were going on behind the scenes in the 1990s.

    http://whatculture.com/wwe/wwe-10-hushed-scandals-rocked-wrestling.php/7

    WhatCultureWWE: 10 Hushed Scandals That Rocked Wrestling

    Pat Paterson has been openly gay in the WWF for decades, a respected wrestler who is best known for his ‘stooge’ role alongside Vince McMahon in the late Nineties.

    In 1992, former WWF announcer Murray Hodgson filed a wrongful termination suit against the WWE. Accusations were also made by wrestler Barry Orton (Uncle of Randy) and ring attendant Tom Cole. It seems that Pat Patterson and Terry Garvin (two high ranking WWF officials) used their pull in the company to allegedly sexually harass young men and exchanged sexual favours for better positions in the company, better pushes, etc.

    Patterson, Garvin, and ring announcer Mel Phillips all eventually resigned in disgrace and the WWF reached settlements with all parties involved. Patterson was quietly rehired about a year later, went on to become a key on air personality in the attitude era, and is still a revered person in the company.