Boudreau wrote the following:
Recently, I was the target of a failed punk. James O'Keefe, the so-called "pimp" in the ACORN expose videos, was participating in a detailed plan to "faux" seduce me on his boat. For months, I had been working on a documentary about the young conservative movement. James had called me about concerns he had regarding an upcoming shoot. He asked me to meet him to talk about the shoot. I agreed to fly to Maryland and then drive to his "office" for a face-to-face conversation with him.Do these sound like the actions of a "citizen journalist" or an immature amateur prankster trying to make a name for himself by humiliating and destroying others?
When I showed up, there was no office, as promised. Instead, he wanted to get me on a boat, which we later learned, was staged as a "pleasure palace." One of his colleagues, Izzy Santa, who was in Maryland that day, told me about the plan and stopped the punk before it happened.
Izzy told me he had "strawberries and champagne" waiting for me on the boat, and that he planned to "hit on me" the entire time. She said it would all be captured on hidden cameras that had been set up on the boat and in the back yard. She said the sole purpose of the "punk" was to embarrass me, and to make CNN look bad.
I would soon learn the details of the plan, in a 13-page document titled, "CNN Caper."
I want to point out a couple things from the 13-page plan O'Keefe devised. One thing is that the itemization of the "equipment" included Viagra. Where would O'Keefe obtain the prescription drug?
The second thing is that Maryland is an all party consent state, meaning that in order to videotape someone, all parties involved in the recording must give prior consent. O'Keefe's little plan would have violated state law, but is that any surprise?
Also, would O'Keefe luring a reporter onto his boat and bombarding her with pornography and sex toys constitute a sexual crime?
One does have to question the foiling of the plan - while Santa was the person to reveal the plan, she is still on O'Keefe's payroll and O'Keefe is denying everything, claiming the prank was "not [his] work product." Is O'Keefe pretending to have planned a sex prank only to humiliate CNN and those who report on the failed prank?
I only hope that Boudreau has not let her guard down in dealing with this little punk...