On a sidebar issue, Riley denied instigating my unlawful termination at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), even though multiple sources in the legal community have told me that Riley, in fact, was behind it.
Is Rob Riley both a hypocrite and a liar? We invite you to make up your own mind after watching the video at the end of this post.
The audio was recorded when I called Riley's office back after he hung up on me the first time. To his credit, Riley took my return call, and here is how Part II of the conversation started:
Rob Riley (RR): What's your address?
Legal Schnauzer (LS): It's 5204 Logan Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242. Let me ask you right up front, Rob, do you know something about who caused me to be fired at UAB?
RR: I don't even know you, Roger.
LS: I didn't ask that question, Rob. Do you know who caused me to be fired at UAB?
RR: No, I don't know why you were fired. Do you know why you were fired at UAB?
LS: No, I don't. Someone caused me to [be fired] after I wrote a piece about you-- mysteriously [that's when], I got fired at UAB. Aside from that, you claimed in the newspaper the other day you don''t know anything about gambling funds going to the RSLC and wound up in Alabama. Are you serious? They took gambling money from 2003, dating to the Mississippi Choctaws?
RR: No, no, I did not know that.
LS: Why do you not support gambling in Alabama? Is it on a moral basis?
LS: On a moral basis, and yet you had an affair with Liberty Duke and someone paid $250,000 for her to have an abortion. Is that correct?
Things were starting to heat up. For some reason, Riley seemed obsessed with my address and telephone number. Here's more:
RR: Listen, I've never had an affair with Liberty Duke or anybody else.
LS: I know that you did, and I'm giving you an opportunity . . .
RR: What's your phone number, buddy?
LS: It should show up there; it's 991-7438. I'm giving you an opportunity to comment. I have multiple sources close to your family who say you had an affair with her, she got divorced in 2006, and it was because you had an affair that produced a pregnancy, and you paid for her to have an abortion. Actually, my understanding is that you had the Republican Party pay for it, that you are that cheap . . .
RR: I don't know how else to say it. I don't know why you are upset because you think I had you fired at UAB. I do not . . .
LS: I'm not upset . . . I'm asking you about Liberty Duke, who you had an affair with.
RR: Can you hold on a second?
What was going to happen next? Rob Riley was about to go high-tech on me:
RR: I'm telling you right now, I'm tape recording this. I did not have an affair with Liberty Duke or anybody else. Never paid anybody for any kind of abortion, period. Now if you put that in writing . . . I'm letting you know that I'm tape recording this.
LS: I'm tape recording it, too, so I'm happy you are.
RR: Good, you're tape recording it, too. . . . I don't know who makes this crap up about me, but it is not true.
LS: I'm asking for your statement on it . . .
RR: It is an absolute, outrageous lie. Furthermore, I did not have you fired. I don't know anybody to call if I wanted to have you fired. I don't even know who you are.
At that point, I gave Riley a second opportunity to back up his assertions with facts. In our first conversation, he had claimed that medical records would show he was incapable of causing a pregnancy. When I asked to see said records, he declined. He was about to go down that path again:
LS: Would you share your e-mail accounts, so I can see that . . . Would you turn over your e-mail and phone records to prove that, plus to prove your relationship, or not, with Liberty Duke?
RR: I'm not going to let you go through my e-mails, phone records or anything else because all the crap you've written about me is a lie.
LS: OK, I'm asking for your response . . .
Once we established that Riley was not about to be forthcoming with any documents, he returned to his fascination with my address--except this time, he found the tables being turned:
RR: Let me make sure I have this address right--5204 Logan Drive, Birmingham, Alabama, 35242.
LS: That's correct . . .
RR: Roger . . .
LS: What's your address, Rob?
LS: I gave you mine, what's yours?
RR: 1944 Oxmoor Rd., Birmingham, Alabama . . .
LS: No, your home address. I gave you my home address, what's your home address?
RR: Goodbye, Roger
For the record, Rob Riley lives at 364 Lucerne Blvd. 35209, Birmingham, AL, with his wife (Leslie McLeod Riley) and their four children.
(To be continued)
Previously in the series:
Rob Riley Had An Affair With Lobbyist Liberty Duke, Leading To Pregnancy And Payments For Abortion (July 2, 2013)
Alabama GOPer Rob Riley Claims He Is Not Capable Of Causing A Pregnancy With Lobbyist Liberty Duke (July 8, 2013)