I”m not gay: Ian ThorpeJanuary 29th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 29 (ANI): Annoyed swimming champion Ian Thorpe has hit out at the speculation surrounding his sexual orientation, insisting hes not gay.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the five-time Olympic gold medallist has been under constant media scrutiny for his relationship with long-term housemate Daniel Mendes.
“Over the last few days there have been a series of press articles published speculating about my friendship with Daniel Mendes, News.com.au quoted Thorpe as saying.
“I am still friends with many of the people I competed and trained with during my swimming career.
“Daniel is one such good friend whom I have known for many years.
“I have only commented on this issue at this time because I draw a line when innuendo implicates people like my family and my friends.
“I find this kind of inaccurate speculation tiresome and I am annoyed by the hurt it has caused those closest to me.
In the past, on several separate occasions, I have answered questions about my sexuality openly and honestly with the media,” he added. (ANI)
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