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Tabloid Claims Alberto Cutié Is Gay

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At this point, Riptide is following the ongoing Father Alberto Cutié story only to keep notes for an upcoming, slightly fictionalized off-Broadway play we plan on writing (working title: Father Hottié). Well, what do ya know -- Spanish-language TV y Novelas has introduced a plot point that not even we could have imagined. 


Jose Linares Suarez used to work with Cutié at Radio Paz, the Catholic radio station the former priest headed. He sat down with the tabloid magazine and 

claimed Cutié is gay


Suarez says he walked in on Cutié and a Colombian man named Leonardo with their pants down. He also claims Leonardo paid several nighttime visits to the priest. Suarez says Leonardo once accused him of grabbing his butt and had Suarez fired in 2007. 

The timing, however, doesn't quite gel with the other bit of recent Cutié sensation. 
Maxi Ratunuman was recently locked up for being an illegal immigrant. He filed a lawsuit against Cutié and his new wife, Rahuma Canellis, claiming the two conspired to have him arrested because he was Canellis's ex-boyfriend and he has information that could potentially damage Cutié. He also claims Canellis began cheating on him with Cutié four and a half years ago. 

That would put the beginning of Cutié's relationship with Canellis around 2004 or 2005, while Suarez seems to claim Cutié's relationship with this mysterious Leonardo occurred in 2007. Something smells fishy, but we're not sure which direction the stench is coming from. Probably, as usual, the tabloid report. Then again, the whole scandal was kicked off by a tabloid report in the first place, so who knows anymore. 

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