• Sen. Scott Brown defends Pussycat Dolls comment, video


    (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – U.S. Senator Scott Brown received the endorsement of former New Jersey Governor Christie Todd Whitman on Tuesday.

    FOX 25 attended the event and asked Brown about a video that surfaced from a former business associate that clearly has an axe to grind. The video is grainy, shaky, and dates back to 2006. It was e-mailed to FOX 25 by a self-described former "disgruntled" music industry business associate for Brown's daughter, Ayla.

    In the video, then state Sen. Scott Brown is asked who he would "stalk." After repeatedly being prodded, Brown jokes, "Uh, let's see, who would I stalk? How about probably one or all of those Pussycat girls."

    Wayne Laakko, the former associate with Double Deal Brand Records, told FOX 25 that he is upset about the way Brown's daughter ended their partnership and says it severely affected his company.

    Laakko said he posted his own edited version on YouTube to amuse his friends, "push a couple of buttons" and "have a little fun." He says he never thought it would show up on the website, Mother Jones.

    During the stop in Dorchester where Brown received Whitman's endorsement, Brown said, "He said that he's disgruntled and wanted to have some fun. Well I encourage people to look at the video. It was a joke in a backyard, and I'll let it speak for itself."

    Brown said it is obvious why it is surfacing just weeks before the election.

    When asked if he thought in retrospect maybe he shouldn't have answered the question, Brown responded, "No. Listen, if you take the whole scenario as we were doing back there, it was a barbeque. We were joking around. It was six years ago. I don't remember the context of it, but clearly I did see the video, and I said. ‘Listen, I'm only kidding. I'm only kidding.' And you know they kept badgering with questions."

    As for being a fan of the Pussycat Dolls, Brown said, "I only saw them obviously when they first came out. I'm a fan of Ayla Brown."

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