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Sen. Robert Menendez chats before the start of the Senate Finance Committee on the nomination of former White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be treasury secretary on February 13, 2013. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) Sen. Robert Menendez chats before the start of the Senate Finance Committee on the nomination of former White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be treasury secretary on February 13, 2013. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)  

Long-time escort confirms Sen. Bob Menendez paid her for sex

Conchita Sarnoff and David Martosko
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Buchyk was also named in a lengthy dossier on Menendez that appeared online in late January, compiled by a person calling himself “Peter Williams.”

TheDC was first to report on its contents, which included statements from two women who said their sexual contact with Menendez began when they were 16 years old. (RELATED: Handwritten account recalls sex with Menendez ‘when I was 16 years old’)

While the collection of emails and other documents contained unconfirmed allegations, Beth’s statements reinforce and corroborate its contents.

TheDC earlier obtained videotaped statements from two Dominican prostitutes who said Menendez was among their customers around the Easter weekend in 2012. As with Beth, TheDC withheld their identities. Neither of them, however, is among the women described in the Peter Williams documents.

Reacting to a claim in that dossier that Buchyk “has traveled with them [Melgen and Menendez] in the jet, sailed with them in the yacht, and has repeatedly visited the Doctor’s house,” Beth confirmed that account in an email to TheDC.

She also said Buchyk was “very involved” with “bad Russians” in New York City who traffic drugs, weapons and girls through Caribbean ports to the United States.

Melgen owns a company that is attempting to force the Dominican Republic to honor an exclusive contract for X-ray equipment to inspect shipping containers in the nation’s busy seaports. Traffickers in illicit goods and human cargo, Beth speculated, would go to any length to keep the Dominican Ports unprotected.

She said Buchyk may have “unwittingly” fed information to her Russian associates, who then exposed Menendez and Melgen through the “Peter Williams” documents.

“I think she got some information, and one thing led to another and it got out of control,” she said of Buchyk.

Melgen did not respond to repeated phone messages from TheDC seeking comment for this story. His attorney, the Palm Beach Gardens-based Lawrence Duffy, did not immediately respond to an email requesting a statement.

Buchyk is represented by Miami attorney Jerry Greenberg. While he emailed a statement less than an hour after TheDC gave him a verbal outline of this article, he declined to obtain a response from Buchyk herself.

“The allegations are outrageous lies,” Greenberg wrote. “Ms. Buchyk is an actress and model attending to her career. The suggestion that she played any role in improper conduct involving Senator Menendez or anyone else is defamatory nonsense.”

Greenberg did not reply to a question about why an attorney, and not a publicist or PR firm, is representing Buchyk.