"She stuck her neck out for him and he assured her nothing in those files was embarrassing to him or to the Republican Party," the source said."There's a general feeling by a lot of people that they've been lied to." La Hood was even more direct. Jack Ryan denied the allegations when they were made in 2000, when the couple was engaged in a bitter child custody battle a year after their divorce. Reaction from other Republicans ranged from caution to outright defense of Ryan. He's an excellent candidate," said Dan Allen, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Senate nominee Jack Ryan's ex-wife, TV actress Jeri Ryan, accused him of taking her to sex clubs in New York and Paris, where he tried to coerce her into having sex with him in front of strangers, according to records released Monday from the couple's California divorce file. Ray La Hood of Peoria, said he was "shocked" that Ryan would run for public office carrying such baggage and called on him to get out of the race."The clubs in New York and Paris were explicit sex clubs. Respondent took me to two clubs in New York during the day. In the portions that were released, Jeri Ryan gave details of the trips she says she was taken on to clubs in New York and Paris.She also alleged that Jack Ryan took her to a sex club in New Orleans, but no elaboration on that trip was included in the released portion of the file.I wish him all the best, both in his life and career.
"There are a number of things I could do better," he said.The papers were released by California Judge Robert Schnider following his decision last week to unseal portions of the Ryans' divorce file. 7 sought release of the records, but the Ryans had fought disclosure because they said it could harm their son. The political impact of the revelations on Jack Ryan's candidacy will play out over the next several days. "We feel this race will be decided on the issues." Still, other Republicans acknowleged that Ryan's political future was in doubt. Obama said it would not be "appropriate" for him to comment on the revelations. Ryan and his supporters will be discussing this and I don't think that's my role," Obama said.An adviser to President Bush said the revelation made it more likely the Bush-Cheney campaign would steer clear of Illinois. Among the hundreds of pages of documents released was a legal filing dated June 9, 2000, in which Jeri Ryan said she knew her marriage was over by the spring of 1998.Ryan is facing Democrat Barack Obama in the November general election to replace retiring U. She went on to contend that her then-husband--whom she repeatedly refers to as "respondent" in the filing--surprised her with trips to the cities but didn't tell her he planned to bring her to sex clubs while there."They were long weekends, supposed `romantic' getaways," Jeri Ryan said in the filing. The other club he insisted I go to." In releasing the files, Schnider allowed many passages to be blacked out.