Former Kentucky Rep. Carroll Hubbard is being investigated for calling a woman and her wife “fat, ugly lesbians.”
Hubbard, a Democrat who served from 1975 to 1993 and served three years in prison, is under investigation for harassing communications with another attorney in a family law case, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.
McCracken County Sheriff John Hayden said his office interviewed Hubbard for sending an anonymous letter to Alisha Kay Bobo. When asked if it was his handwriting in a hearing on Jan. 31, Hubbard declined to answer, citing his Fifth Amendment rights.
In video footage, Hubbard said the opposing attorney’s “main goal as one who hates me is to get me to commit perjury.”
Harassing communications carries a penalty in Kentucky of up to 90 days in jail and a maximum fine of $250.
Hubbard later admitted to the newspaper to sending the letter, saying it was an “unwise decision on my part.”
But Hubbard also said Bobo goaded him into sending the letter by saying he was prejudiced against LGBT people so “gays in the Highlands” would vote for her as the best local lawyer in the Paducah Sun’s reader’s choice contest.
Hubbard said despite saying in the past “God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” that he is not homophobic.
“I have neighbors in Paducah who are gay and they are friends of mine,” he said.
Hubbard lost his seat in 1992 in the midst of the House banking scandal and pled guilty to obstructing justice by staging a burglary into his congressional office to make it look like his records were stolen.
He also admitted he had misused $50,000 in campaign cash and used congressional staff to perform personal and political tasks while on government dime.
Hubbard was disbarred but later had his law license reinstated.
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