By Christina Wilkie - 10/19/10 10:48 PM EDT
Republican political strategist Roger Stone was absent from a party in his honor on Monday night at The Daily Caller’s D.C. office because he was with his client, New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino (R), who had a debate.
But Stone was still a hot topic among many of the journalists at the party.
But on Monday, just hours before the event, the New York Post reported that a former girlfriend of Stone’s had filed a police report in late 2009 alleging that Stone assaulted her.
Stone denied the allegations on his website, the Stone Zone, on Monday, and went on to accuse Post reporter Fred Dicker of executing a smear campaign against him, citing the Post’s endorsement of Paladino’s opponent, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D).
Dicker, if you recall, is the same reporter who last month confronted Paladino with questions about his personal life. As the cameras rolled, Paladino suggested that Dicker is a Cuomo backer and then growled, “I’ll take you out, buddy.”
The Post on Tuesday declined to comment. Carlson likewise declined to comment on the situation.