Hughie Tweedy told reporters that representatives with the oil company Dakota Access LLC have been attempting to negotiate with him so he will allow them to build a pipeline through his property. According to Tweedy, the reps offered him “the sexual services of a woman” on three separate occasions.
Tweedy was not interested in anything the oil company had to offer him, including the alleged teenage prostitute.
“I don’t care if it’s a highway to heaven paved in gold, I don’t want it on our property, and here we go. They came to me picking this fight. I did not go to Texas. They have come to south Lee County. And I will do everything humanly possible to peaceably resolve this. I want the pipeline to go around me, but honestly I don’t want the pipeline in the state of Iowa. I think the cost and benefits don’t add up,” Tweedy said.
The proposed project involves the construction of a 1,134-mile pipeline, designed to transport oil from North Dakota to Illinois. If the pipeline is complete it will cost a minimum of $3.8 billion and will stretch over 343 miles.
“We are aware of allegations that have been made concerning the conduct of an employee of one of our contractors. We take these types of matters very seriously and are investigating further,” Dakota Access spokeswoman Vicki Anderson Granado said in a statement.
Tweedy allegedly has two separate conversations with the representatives recorded, but he has been advised by his lawyer not to share them with the media until the trial is over.
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.