Videos suggest George Santos drew over a 3 year period

Videos suggest George Santos drew over a 3 year period

  • George Santos initially denied dressing in drag before admitting he did it for fun at a festival.
  • Newly surfaced videos suggest he may have performed in drag over a three-year period.
  • Videos and photos from 2005 to 2008 appear to show Santos as his drag personality, Kitara Ravache.

Rep. George Santos, who initially denied claims of having performed as a drag queen, later appeared to admit he once had fun at a festival dressing up as a woman.

However, recent videos appear to indicate that Santos had been dressing up as his drag persona for at least three years, casting doubt on his claim that it was a one-off event.

Allegations that Santos was performing in drag first surfaced last week when freelance journalist Marisa Kabas broke the story in a Substack post.

Kabas spoke to Eula Rochard, a drag queen and former friend of the embattled congressman, who shared a photo that appeared to show Santos in a red feather dress, jewelry and a black wig.

Rochard said the photo was taken in 2008 at the Pride Parade on Icaraí Beach in Niterói, a town next to Rio de Janeiro, near where Santos lived at the time.

Rochard later shared more photos of what appeared to be Santos in drag and told Kabas that she met him as a teenager and knew him as Anthony Devolder, two of his middle names, and Kitara Ravache, his wife’s name.

Santos initially denied allegations of being a drag queen and continued to write Twitter: “The media’s recent obsession with claiming that I am, or ‘performing’, a drag queen is categorically false.”

However, the congressman later appeared to confirm the photos’ authenticity while rejecting the label.

He has told reporters: “I wasn’t a drag queen. I was young and having fun at a festival. Sue me because I have a life.”

But videos from before 2008 have surfaced, suggesting Santos may have appeared in drag more regularly than he admits.

The New York Post shared a video of Santos at the first Niterói Pride march in 2005, speaking in Portuguese to a reporter about all the gay venues he had performed at.

The journalist in the video, Joâo Fragah, told NBC News he was very confident that Santos was the person he interviewed.

The person in the video wears sunglasses and a black dress, a description consistent with what Rochard told Reuters Santos was wearing at the time.

Rochard told the news outlet that in 2005 Santos was a “poor” drag queen who usually wore a simple black dress.

At this point, Santos was about 17 years old. A Wikipedia page accessed by Politico showed a user named Anthony Devolder, a name used by Santos, editing an entry to say he had started as a gay nightclub DRAG at the age of 17 QUEEN.”

Another video released by Brazilian news program Fantástico on Monday reportedly shows Santos in a red feather dress at the Niterói Gay Parade in 2007.

Videos and photos from 2005 to 2008 suggest that Santos may have dressed in drag at events for several years, although he denied ever having been a drag queen.

Insiders reached out to Santos for comment, but didn’t immediately receive a response.

Santos, who is gay, has faced criticism for his drag queen past after increasingly aligning himself with far-right GOP lawmakers, some of whom have accused drag queens of grooming children.

He also backed Florida’s Parents’ Rights in Education bill, which critics have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law — a law that aims to restrict teaching about sexual orientation and gender issues in kindergartens and elementary schools.

Santos was accused of lying about his past, including falsifying elements of his employment history, education and his mother’s presence at 9/11.

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