Report: Voice Expert ID’s Ted Haggard’s Voice
By Jeralyn, Section Other Politics
Posted on Fri Nov 03, 2006 at 03:45:00 AM EST
Update: Church says Haggard confessed to some, but not all, of the allegations against him. My speculation: He confessed to buying meth from Jones.
Denver’s 9 News tonight reports a voice expert has analyzed paid escort Mike Jones’ voicemail evidence against Ted Haggard and concluded the voice is Haggard’s.
Jones turned over two voicemails to the station which had them analyzed by Richard Sanders, who it says is an expert voice analyst.
The first voice message, left on August 4 at 2:18 p.m., says:
“Hi Mike, this is Art. Hey, I was just calling to see if we could get any more. Either $100 or $200 supply. And I could pick it up really anytime I could get it tomorrow or we could wait till next week sometime and so I also wanted to get your address. I could send you some money for inventory but that’s probably not working, so if you have it then go ahead and get what you can and I may buzz up there later today, but I doubt your schedule would allow that unless you have some in the house. Okay, I’ll check in with you later. Thanks a lot, bye.”
The second voice message, left on August 4 at 5:10 p.m., says:
“Hi Mike, this is Art, I am here in Denver and sorry that I missed you. But as I said, if you want to go ahead and get the stuff, then that would be great. And I’ll get it sometime next week or the week after or whenever. I will call though you early next week to see what’s most convenient for you. Okay? Thanks a lot, bye.”
Here’s the video of the newscast. Jones claims Art is referring to methamphetamine in the messages. The station reports that Haggert’s middle name is Arthur.
Here’s the video of Haggard’s 10 minute interview with the station in which he denies the allegations. He seems downright friendly about it and quite willing for the Church’s investigation to take over.
He also says that while he supports the gay marriage amendment, he has not opposed the civil union referendum on the Colorado ballot, believing that’s a societal matter. He says he has always supported civil rights. He does believe, however, that G-d’s preferred plan for men and women is heterosexuality.