Gossip Extra: Hollywood bartender behind 47% Romney video identifies himself

03/14/2013 1:16 PM

03/14/2013 1:31 PM

The Hollywood man whose actions may have cost Mitt Romney the presidential election came forward last night in an interview on MSNBC's The Ed Show.

Broward catering company bartender Scott Prouty identified himself as the one who secretly taped Romney's speech at a fundraiser at the Boca Raton mansion of hedge fund investor Marc Leder.

The video showed Romney speak to well-heeled guests about how 47 percent of Americans would never vote for him because they want government handouts from President Barack Obama's administration.

To read more about Prouty, click here.

As it turns out, Prouty also owes the Internal Revenue Service a sizable tax bill -- sizable for a catering company barkeep.

The IRS slapped a tax lien on Prouty for unpaid income taxes in 2006, according to Broward County records, for a total $15,396.42.

To read more about the lien, click here.

About Jose Lambiet

Jose Lambiet


Jose Lambiet covers celebrities from Palm Beach to Miami Beach. He runs gossipextra.com and writes celebrity columns for the Miami Herald.

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