After publishing an article about allegations that conservative commentator and host of The Daily Wire Candace Owens made against former congressional candidate and Republican influencer Kimberly Klacik, the former candidate threatened to sue El American.
In an article published on June 29, El American corroborated some of the allegations Owens made against Klacik. In a video posted on June 22, the Daily Wire host revealed that the former Maryland 7th District congressional candidate allegedly had been a stripper, her ex-husband owned the club, committed fraud and diverted money from campaign donations.
El American corroborated some of the information revealed by Owens and, in addition, was able to find more information to substantiate the allegations. During the investigation process, El American tried to contact Kimberly Klacik through different channels. No response was ever received.
Finally, after the article was published, Klacik reacted. In a direct message, she threatened El American: “My ex does not own a strip club. Should we sue you too?”.
In response, El American seized on Klacik’s message to ask her several questions about the publication (“Does he manage the club? Did you meet him there when you work there? What do you have to say about spending $119K on a meet and greet?” Her response was, “First two questions are hearsay, third question was answered in my Youtube video. Again, you and others are wrong, he doesn’t own a strip club and never has. I’ll be sure to send your name and article to his lawyer.”
Kimberly Klacik insists that her ex-husband has no connection to The Gentlemen’s Gold Club strip club. However, on the Chamber of Commerce website, Jeff Klacik is listed as the head of the club. Also, on Finduslocal.com, he is profiled as the owner. On Homemetry.com, he is listed as the club manager.
El American, whose purpose is to put the facts on the table, seek the truth and clarify the doubts of our audience, insists that the doors are open for Mrs. Klacik to respond to the allegations and offer our readers, her version of the facts.
Although we have already quoted her public comments and invite the audience to review them, we emphasize that Mrs. Klacik has this platform at her disposal.
Orlando Avendaño is the co-editor-in-chief of El American. He is a Venezuelan journalist and has studies in the History of Venezuela. He is the author of the book Days of submission // Orlando Avendaño es el co-editor en Jefe de El American. Es periodista venezolano y cuenta con estudios en Historia de Venezuela. Es autor del libro Días de sumisión.