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Brent Wolgamott -- remember him? -- has moved on to his third career (or fourth, depending on how you count them).Wolgamott, one of the star witnesses in last year's Michael Peterson murder trial, is now a thespian.
a naked thespian, which should come as no surprise.
For those of you with minds that don't naturally veer toward the sordid and profane -- which is to say, people unlike me -- the details of Wolgamott's testimony may have faded.He's the fellow who testified that Peterson, eventually convicted of killing his wife, had solicited his services as a male "escort," thereby undermining Peterson's claim to a happy marriage.Wolgamott
was a soldier based at Fort Bragg when Peterson contacted him for some men-only cavorting.He later enrolled as a student at N.C. State University. Wolgamott
is now appearing in the musical revue "Naked Boys Singing!"at a theater in Indianapolis.The title pretty much says it all.There's lots of singing, and the male performers are nude most of the time -- which Wolgamott
seems to like.
Male escort says Peterson spoke highly of wife in e-mails | Statesville Record & Landmark
They made plans to meet, but Wolgamott didn't show up because he had been traveling and was tired, he testified.
In one e-mail, Peterson explicitly said any encounter between the two men would be business only, Wolgamott
would have expected a barrage of annoyed e-mail "if someone was serious," but it didn't come.Wolgamott, who is now a student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, had initially resisted testifying.
Before testimony began Monday, Wolgamott
's lawyer, Thomas Loflin, said Wolgamott would waive anonymity.
Michael Peterson Murder Trial - Evidence - Page Three || Vance Holmes
-- BRENT "BRAD" WOLGAMOTT
, a 28-year-old N.C. State University
chemistry student, to testify in the Mike Peterson murder trial.A phone call to the number listed on a Web posting by "Brad" from Raleigh was answered Friday by a man who identified himself as Brent Wolgamott
"It's been a bad day," he
said, and declined to comment further.
The Price is Right Brent Wolgamott
is a sophomore at North Carolina State University
, majoring in chemistry.He
enjoys tennis, running, and reality TV.He
was also once a contestant on his
favorite show, The Price is Right, and won over $8,000 in prizes.After completing his
stint in the U.S. Army
met the love of his
life, McCrae Hardy, and he
lives with him and their two cats, Shelby and Frank, in Raleigh, North Carolina.He is also a member of the board of the local chapter of the ACLU, working to protect your rights. ...
: "I know diddly! ...Diddly!"
In August 2001, at the same time Mike Peterson was running for Durham's City Council, he
was contacting prostitute, Brent "Brad" Wolgamott.Wolgamott
received at least three phone calls from Michael Peterson regarding a meeting for sex, scheduled for Sept. 5, 2001 at 9:00 PM.
newsobserver.com - Fame is his constant escort
Brent Wolgamott settled in for Sunday lunch at the Applebee's on Hillsborough Street, and fame followed him to the table. "You didn't see them, but there were two women over there who were looking at me," he said.
"WRAL did a survey of the top five days of the Peterson trial," said Wolgamott
, 28."Guess who was No. 2?"
Why, Brent Wolgamott
, of course.Better known to some as "Brad from Raleigh," Wolgamott
testified in Mike Peterson's murder trial that the Durham novelist had written e-mail in September 2001 soliciting his
sexual services at $150 an hour.
Once, speaking in public about selling one's body would have caused at least embarrassment.But some in Wolgamott's generation think being on television, no matter what, is a good thing.He
sees nothing wrong with moonlighting as an escort and views his
August testimony as a highlight of his
life, rivaling his
April 2002 appearance on "The Price is Right," when he
won a 36-inch television and a dining-room set.
Other witnesses gained a measure of notice through the Peterson trial, but none as much as Wolgamott
, who has been recognized at his
bank, at his
tanning salon, in the gay bars, by the after-church lunch crowd at Applebee's.
fought the summons to the trial.
But the lawyer warned Wolgamott
, "If you are trying to get a protective order, the press is going to fight you.They're going to want to know all the more who you are," Wolgamott
braced himself and testified Aug. 11.
"To act all serious and to act a bit shy about it would give an indication to people that I was somehow embarrassed about my life and my work and everything that I had done," he
said."I was not embarrassed in the least about it, and I was not going to let anyone think that I was going to be made to feel like I had done something that would shame myself." Wolgamott
is a product of small-town Indiana.His
father is a Southern Baptist pastor, his
mother a secretary at an auto plant.Valedictorian of his
high school class, Wolgamott
homosexuality at 17.His
parents wrestled with the revelation but eventually accepted it.At 25, he joined the Army for two years and was posted at Fort Bragg.He
got into the escort business to earn money to go to college and eventually to medical school. After his testimony, Wolgamott, a columnist for the NCSU newspaper, the Technician, feared professors would refuse to write letters of recommendation for him.
said at least one person has accused him of milking his
argument is: "If I didn't talk to the news media, then things were written about me that I had no control over.If I did talk to the news media, then I was accused of wanting fame and trying to be the Kato Kaelin of the Peterson trial."
After lunch, Wolgamott
returned to his
apartment near NCSU to watch NFL football.In the spare room, he
riffled through a box of his
columns from the Technician.
testified that Mike Peterson solicited him.
newsobserver.com - 'Brad' set to testify under immunity grant
At the request of District Attorney Jim Hardin, a Wake County prosecutor granted immunity this week to Brent Wolgamott, a 28-year-old N.C. State University chemistry student, to testify in the Mike Peterson murder trial.
A phone call to the number listed on a Web posting by "Brad" from Raleigh was answered Friday by a man who identified himself as Brent Wolgamott
"It's been a bad day," he
said, and declined to comment further.
...At the time, Wolgamott was an Army pharmacy specialist posted at Fort Bragg, military records show.
An athletic young man from Indiana, Wolgamott
described himself in an Internet posting as a tennis player and a runner who is a fan of reality TV shows.The U.S. Tennis Association
listed an Indiana player by that name as one of its rated members in 1999. Wolgamott joined the Army in March 2000, going through basic training at Fort Sam Houston in Texas before being stationed in Fayetteville.
...Wolgamott left active duty in March 2002 and moved to Raleigh to enroll at NCSU.
It was there that he
met a man he
calls the love of his
life and moved in with him, according to a posting bearing Wolgamott's name on an Internet site for fans of "American Idol." He
also says on the site that he
was once a contestant on "The Price Is Right," where he
won $8,000 in prizes.
But "Brad" from Raleigh also hung around on the Internet: A posting on the male escort Web site dated May 29 says he
is still escorting but has been busy as a full-time student.