The Hamptons' 75 Main offering George Santos $100,000 to perform in drag shows ... trends now
The owner of an excluisive restaurant in The Hamptons on New York's Long Island is offering a massive chunk of money to US Rep. George Santos if he agrees to perform in a drag show.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, 75 Main owner Zach Erdem said the recent photos allegedly showing the New York Republican dressed as a woman inspired him to make the $100,000 offer.
Despite the Republican congressmember denying he ever performed as drag queen Kitara in Brazil in 2008 as has been reported and corroborated by former friends of the politician, Erdem said the offer still stands.
'He looks better as a woman than a man,' said Erdem.
The restaurant owned by Erdem became incredibly popular thanks to the Discovery+ show 'Serving the Hamptons.' The establishment is now consistently booked out weeks in advance with potential patrons flashing cash and buying jewelry for hostesses just to get seated.
Despite denying it, internet sleuths appear to have discovered that Santos - who is claimed to be pictured here dressed in drag in 2007 - confirmed it himself in a 2011 post on Wikipedia
Santos has denied he performed as a drag queen but did admit last week in relation to the photos that he was 'young' and 'had fun at a festival'
Santos has denied he performed as a drag queen but did admit last week in relation to the photos that he was 'young' and 'had fun at a festival.'
The congressman has faced calls to resign over a growing list of inconsistencies regarding his resume and his life experiences, including claims that his mother was in the South Tower on 9/11 and that he graduated from Baruch College.
It was the seemingly unending list of irregularities in Santos' past that prompted Erdem to make the offer, which would take place in the summer.
The restaurateur said he believes calls for Santos to resign will continue as will potential legal troubles for the New York lawmaker.
Erdem told DailyMail.com he thinks the congressman has opened himself up to several lawsuits and could soon be in need of some extra cash.
'Might as well offer him $100,000,' Erdem said. 'It's a good offer for him, he won't be in D.C. long.'
This is 75 Main owner Zach Erdem who is offering George Santos $100,000 to come and perform during drag shows this summer
A Brazilian drag queen named Eula Rochard told independent journalist Marisa Kabas that she was the other person in the photo and named Santos
This is 75 Main, the highly exclusive restaurant located in the Hamptons on New York's Long Island
'Might as well offer him $100,000,' Erdem said. 'It's a good offer for him, he won't be in D.C. long'
Erdem said the position, which would include free food, drinks, and housing, would require Santos to stay be free Thursday nights for the restaurant's weekly drag show.
The offer is highly lucrative and and 100 percent real.
The owner told DailyMail.com he hopes Santos truly considers the job considering he may not be employed long-term in Washington.
'He is a criminal, you don't want someone in that office who has no credibility,' he said, discussing the ever-growing list of lies Santos has told.
One of the most egregious accusations against the sitting congressman alleges he swindled a disabled veteran out of medical dollars for his sick dog.
NY Rep. George Santos has responded to photos and videos which appear to show him dressed as a drag queen in Brazil, saying that he was just 'young' and having 'fun at a festival'
'He doesn't deserve to be in the office, it's really embarrassing,' Erdem continued.
To sweeten the deal for the embattled politician, Erdem is also offering to give a portion of the ticket sales to charities.
The owner said the money would go to either a charity benefitting either children or animals, two things he is passionate