Rep's wife dismisses prostitution allegations against husband
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The wife of Rep. Charles BoustanyCharles William BoustanyPartial disengagement based on democratic characteristics: A new era of US-China economic relations Lobbying world March tariff increase would cost 934K jobs, advocacy group says MORE (La.), a Republican Senate candidate in Louisiana, is calling reports of him being linked to prostitutes “false attacks” meant to damage his campaign, according to The Associated Press.

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"Charles' opponents have resorted to lies about him," Bridget Boustany reportedly wrote in an email to reporters.

The allegations are part of a book by journalist Ethan Brown that explores the murder of eight prostitutes in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana. According to BuzzFeed, Brown cites three unidentified sources who say that Boustany was a client of some of the women. The book does not allege that the Louisiana Republican was involved in the murder.

Jack Pandol, a spokesman for Boustany’s campaign, denied the allegations, the AP reported.

"These allegations are completely false and don't even deserve a response,” Pandol said in a statement. “Dr. Boustany has a professional and personal reputation of honor and integrity. We are confident the people of Louisiana will see these lies for the political tabloid fodder they are." 

"He's a good man, a loving husband, and an incredible father to our two children," Bridget Boustany wrote in her email.

State Treasurer John Kennedy, the leading Republican candidate for the Senate seat, denied that his campaign was involved in promoting the accusation.

"I want to be very clear that my campaign played absolutely no role in creating this story alleging Congressman Boustany's sexual relationships with prostitutes that were later murdered, his staff's alleged involvement in running the bar and hotel where this illicit behavior took place, or publishing the book," he said in a statement, according to the news service, adding that Boustany and his family are "in our prayers as they deal with this."

— This report was updated at 12:10 p.m.