In an NBC interview in 2007, Brito said:
I learned a lifestyle that I’d never participated in before. The lifestyle of Mercedes Benzes, living in the Hollywood hills, going to Beverly Hills restaurants, doing all the things movie stars would do. And I got to meet a lot of movie stars….Paul Lynde, you know, he had an entourage of people. He had usually five or six people that were friends of his and I at one time was lucky enough to be the the favorite chosen one, until I got older ...and I was cast off.
(This almost certainly means that Brito was Lynde's boy toy for a while.)
The Lies of Fred Brito states that Brito was arrested for molesting an underage boy in 1974, though the charges were eventually dropped.
Looking back, Brito's comment to this blog on the Abagnale sociopath alert did sound awfully gay somehow:
"what is this the Jerry Springer show ? Is that retard Steve Wilko going to throw people off the stage. Uneducated finger pointing trailer trash calling people sociopaths and narcissists as if the they have a clue. Passing judgement is so unproductive.How disrespectful to this life we are lucky enough to have that you draw conclusions with such tiny amount of facts. So this is what feels like to be a hypocrite."
What exactly was it about that comment that betrayed Brito's sexuality?
The worst insult he could come up with was to call me (and possibly some of the other commenters) "uneducated trailer trash." Brito had admitted in his interview that he had developed a taste for "the lifestyle of Mercedes Benzes, living in the Hollywood hills, going to Beverly Hills restaurants, doing all the things movie stars would do." In other words, the opposite of living in a trailer park: glitz and glamor. These are things that gay men tend to be more attracted to.
Brito seems to consider the Jerry Springer show the height of tackiness. Yet he is evidently familiar enough with the show to know who Steve Wilko is, meaning that he has enjoyed watching the show himself. The man he's referring to is actually named Wilkos, and he was head of security on the Jerry Springer Show from 1994 to 2007. He is a 6'3" former police officer. And how would an effeminate little guy express his resentment of big, masculine, straight guys? Probably by calling them "retards" or something to that effect.
And then, "Passing judgment is so unproductive." This line is not so much gay as it is namby pamby, the kind of thing you'd hear a liberal woman say. (And when it's said right after having passed judgment oneself, it's hypocritical to boot.)
"How disrespectful of this life we are lucky enough to have that you draw conclusions with such tiny amount of facts." I can't say exactly why, but that sounds awfully gay too. Maybe it's the nominal nod to the fact that we are lucky to be alive, which is something no one would argue with, and then trying to tie that in to something which has nothing to do with it, which is drawing conclusions about others. How is calling Frank Abagnale a sociopath (which, by the way, there is plenty of evidence for) disrespectful to life itself? Brito's statement was utterly logic-free -- in a gay sort of way.
Anyway, I've milked his comment for all it's worth. I promise not to bring it up again -- unless Brito writes in again.