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Model claims he had two-year relationship with Stephen Gately

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  1. Simon Murphy 12 Jan 2010, 4:58pm

    Money grabbing, fame-whore.

    He needs to go away.

    He initially said he didn’t know them but changed his mind when he realised he could make some cash.

    Well Georgi – if you genuinely knew them for 2 years then I doubt you’d be selling your friends out so easily.

  2. Simon Murphy 12 Jan 2010, 4:59pm

    And if Georgi Dochev is a ‘model’ then I’m Cindy Crawford.

  3. Ryan Haynes 12 Jan 2010, 7:08pm

    This contradicts his story in the News of the World just a few weeks back. He specifically said that the couple were eyeing him up at the bar it was the first time they met…so what a load of bull – at what point is he telling the truth…

    And – I agree he’s fame-grabbing – has his modelling work run dry? Looks don’t last forever…(unless you’re clooney, Beckham or Harrison)

  4. Just another selfish fag picking at the bones to get a morsel. All these people want is fame and fortune, and hanging on to the coat-tails of some celeb is enough. This guy will milk it for all it’s worth.

  5. nostroanus 12 Jan 2010, 7:58pm

    I predict this guy will disapear up his own arse by the end of the month. what a …..

  6. I think giving this ‘story’ any attention at all dignifies it too much.

  7. Nostroanus: “I predict this guy will disapear up his own arse by the end of the month.”

    …Or more likely, someone else’s.

  8. And if he is telling the truth, what then?

    My reaction would be, so what? If he did have sex with both Gateley and Cowles, that doesn’t mean that Gateley and Cowles loved each other any less, nor does it invalidate the importance of their civil partnership.

  9. Simon Murphy 12 Jan 2010, 11:23pm

    Indeed.

    But when he sold his story to the Sunday papers he said he met them that night. If he’d known them 2 years the paper would have found out.

    He’s making it up to earn more cash from being associated with a pop star’s death.

  10. theotherone 12 Jan 2010, 11:42pm

    yes charlie I think we have to remember that: regardless of what arangments they had they both loved each other.

  11. This Bulgarian short-arsed slut is nothing but a Walter Mitty of the first order and changes his story more times than day follows night.
    Dochev’s looks and a body means he must be the model for all garden gnomes.

  12. Bishop Ioan 13 Jan 2010, 6:31am

    I agree…money and any publicity he can get. He either knew Gately and his husband for two years. One of the stories is a lie. Hope he gets nothing.

  13. Bishop Ioan 13 Jan 2010, 6:33am

    Meant to say: “He either knew Gately and his husband for two years or he did not.”

  14. Rick Ivanov 13 Jan 2010, 8:59am

    I am Bulgarian and to me this guy looks like a cheap, uneducated slut. I think he’s after some cash!

  15. Simon Murphy 13 Jan 2010, 11:41am

    “He either knew Gately and his husband for two years or he did not.”

    Let’s be crystal clear on this – he did NOT know them.

    He sold his story to the Sunday Mirror for £60,000 some weeks ago.

    If he had been involved with Gately and Cowles for 2 years then there is no way that the Mirror would not have published it. It would make for a far more interesting ‘exclusive’.

    He specifically told the Sunday Mirror he met them on the night Gately died.

  16. The Halcyon 13 Jan 2010, 12:26pm

    Big deal – either he’s lying or they had a polyamorous relationship. Net effect on the world? Zero. Now let’s get back to gloating over Mrs Robinson and her toy-boy.

  17. Charlie: “If he did have sex with both Gateley and Cowles, that doesn’t mean that Gateley and Cowles loved each other any less, nor does it invalidate the importance of their civil partnership.”

    No, it just means they were a pair of cock-hungry sluts, like most gay men.

  18. Gay couple regularly gets it on with a third party. Big deal. This sort of thing is hardly worthy of notice amongst gays themselves. These tacky stories only sell papers because the straight world still thinks these antics are daring and titillating. Liar or not, Dochev couldn’t make a buck out of this otherwise.

  19. theotherone 13 Jan 2010, 1:41pm

    ‘cock-hungry sluts, like most gay men.’

    —and long may Poofs continue that way!

  20. Can’t believe the papers are still giving this guy the time of day. I have lost count of how many times he has changed his story so far…can’t wait what he’ll come up with next. Expect a book to be out in time for the 1st anniversary of Gately’s death.

    On the subject of it not being possible for him to have known them for two years: I specifically remember a couple of interviews that Ronan Keating (Gately’s bandmate in Boyzone) gave, where Keating said that Gately’s husband told them that the three had been “friends” for a longer period of time, and that it wasn’t a “one night pick-up.” I don’t know, but would Cowles risk lying to them about this, knowing that Keating would go on record defending this version of events?

    Anyway, they should just let Gately rest in peace and leave his husband alone, it’s not like he’s not going through enough already…

  21. theotherone: “—and long may Poofs continue that way!”

    And you wonder why we get such a bad name?

  22. whether this is true or not, its in extreme bad taste to go to the papers. He wants the money, thats all.

  23. RobN (21) – we get a bad name because the Jan Moirs of this world aren’t challenged enough when they label us as bad. We get a bad name when people like you care that people like Jan Moir think we are bad. Instead of saying ‘Oh my God, Stephen Gately had sex with men outside of his marriage’ say ‘So Stephen Gately and his partner chose to have sex with a variety of peopl. What of it and what business is that of anyone’s except theirs’.

    The soone we stop caring what people, who wish we weren’t gay in the first place, think, the better we’ll all feel.

    If a guys want to pick up and screw each other into another dimension, so what? As long as it is consenting adults, they do it in private and aren’t keeping the neighbours awake, it’s of no consequence to anyone else how they choose to conduct themselves.

    Far more worthy of disdain are the Iris Robinson’s (spits to remove bad taste from mouth)of this world, who pontificate and judge others, yet can’t live by their own moral standards.

    I personally look forward to someone finding the Jan Moir fisting snuff video. That would make Iris look like yesterday’s news…

  24. Nick: I am not out to judge, but we live in a society amongst other people, and there is a certain level of acceptability. It’s not of my choosing, but that’s the way it is. If gay people want to be seen as and equals to the rest of humanity, they have to abide by their standards, or deemed outcasts.

    You can’t have your buttplug and eat it.

  25. Simon Murphy 14 Jan 2010, 12:21pm

    RobN: “I am not out to judge, but we live in a society amongst other people, and there is a certain level of acceptability. It’s not of my choosing, but that’s the way it is.”

    But Gately and Cowles WERE operating according to the norms of acceptibility.

    They were in their own home ie in private engaging in consensual behaviour. If Gately didn’t have his heart condition no-one would be any the wiser.

    Surely you’re not asking that grown adults alter their private personal behaviour IN CASE one of them dies and then gives the rest of us a bad name. That’s just ridiculous.

    What type of standards would you like to apply to Tiger Woods for example?

  26. No RobN, but you are judging!, why do we have to constantly abide by THEIR standards!!! Whats makes a hetrosexual any more equal or better than a homosexual? Just because they can drop babies does not make them a superior race! They, or you ,do not have the right to proclaim hetrosexuality as a devine ‘standard’ for others to follow! Hetrosexuality is no more or less promiscious than a homosexual one – one weeks worth of Jeremy Kyle gives a typical cross section of the hettie/bed jumping/is he my baby or yours, sexual ways of their lives! …and some have the nerve to have a go at us for the way we conduct ours!!! No, if you believe in equality neither should be deemed as outcasts. All relationships have different boundries, weather it be a monogomous one or open,either hetro or homo. Their are plenty of straight couple engadging in extra marital/partnership affairs….a certain Mrs Robinson now comes to mind!

  27. theotherone 14 Jan 2010, 6:38pm

    ‘The soone we stop caring what people, who wish we weren’t gay in the first place, think, the better we’ll all feel.’

    —amen to that. There’s no point trying to make Heterosexuals love us if they think consensual sex between two women or two men is disgusting. Let them hate and let us live our lifes – we don’t need Queer people preaching to us about morality.

    RobyN you are passing judgment not only on this relationship but on all non monogamous ones and on allot of monogamous ones as well.

  28. I agree that what happened to Stephen and through his loss, to Andrew is a personal tragedy and should be left at that.

    - It’s no business of anyone else’s
    - Whatever the “truth” it tells us nothing about what it is to be gay or straight because, hey, there is no such things as a “gay lifestyle”: gay people lead widely different lives and live by many different value systems – in fact I suspect we’re more diverse and less stereotypical than straight people.

    We should leave Stephen’s husband, friends and family to grieve in peace.

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