PHOENIX, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Ben Quayle, son of former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle and a candidate for Congress, has acknowledged posting on the DirtyScottsdale.com Web site.
Quayle told KPNX-TV in Phoenix that he wanted "to drive traffic to the site" when he posted comments, Politico reports. The founder of the site, Nik Richie, says Quayle used the name Brock Landers, adopted from a porn star in the movie "Boogie Nights," which Quayle denies.
"This is four years ago," Quayle replied. "This is hilarious this is being brought up. … This is a smear. This is a smear on me from a smear Web site being pushed by a smear campaign."
Richie, whose legal name is Hooman Karamian, told Politico that Quayle helped him incorporate the site, now part of a national gossip site, TheDirty.com. Quayle, after denying that to Politico, admitted to Phoenix TV reporters that he did bring Karamian-Richie together with an intellectual property lawyer at the firm where he worked.
But Quayle says he is not the Brock Landers who described a search for "the hottest chick in Scottsdale" on the site.
Quayle, one of 10 Republican candidates running for the nomination in the 3rd District, just released an ad calling President Obama "the worst president in history."