Male Model Who Died In Miami Was “Kept” Lover Of Right-Wing MAGA Ghoul Peter Thiel
We learned of male model Jeff Thomas’s apparent suicide last week, and now this bombshell comes from the The Intercept: Thomas was the secret lover of right-wing psychopath Peter Thiel. Read in full here, and here’s an excerpt:
Thomas and Thiel eventually struck up a relationship in the early stages of the pandemic. But it wasn’t a typical relationship. Thomas described himself as being in a “kept” situation that made him uncomfortable. “It was stressful, he wanted me to get the nicest car, the nicest house. He wanted to kind of show his power, to kind of show that he had me in his dollhouse,” he said. “It’s not like I was his boyfriend, really, I was just kind of his friend that was there for him when he needed, you know, whatever he needed.”
But Thomas justified it to himself as a fair trade. “If I’m gonna give up the relationships I have and give up my dreams right now, during Covid, or dating other guys or pursuing people, then I’m going to get a $300,000 car and I’m going to get a $13 million home [on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood Hills]. So those are the things that I see fit for me to give up my freedom,” he said.
I spoke with Thomas while doing reporting for a profile of Thiel, which is ongoing. (If you knew Thomas or have any other information to share, send me a message on Signal or WhatsApp at 202-368-0859, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.) Thomas also spoke with several Democratic and progressive activists who are working to expose what they see as Thiel’s hypocrisy.