RED FLAG: MGM Admits Lying About Hotel Guard Jesus Campos ‘Vanishing’ As Fears Grow Over Massive Lawsuits
On Thursday, a new report reveals MGM admits it lied about hotel guard Jesus Campos ‘vanishing’ to protect itself from lawsuits.
Last week, The Gateway Pundit reported Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos ‘vanished’ moments before his interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Campos’ union boss claimed he didn’t know his employee’s whereabouts after the interview was cancelled. Campos surfaced this week for an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
Now we learn MGM owners feared Campos would open the casino operator to lawsuits if faced with tough questions. MGM insisted Ellen DeGeneres lob softball questions at Campos just to be safe, inadvertently admitting he never vanished, but was temporally silenced.
Daily Mail UK reports:
Fearing Jesus Campos would ‘spill the beans’ about the timeline of the shooting if he was grilled by proper journalists, MGM, which owns the hotel where deranged gunman Stephen Paddock shot 600 people, insisted that security officer appear ONLY on only appear on Ellen, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.
MGM is worried that families of the 58 people murdered as well as many of the 546 injured in the Mandalay Bay massacre will launch lawsuits potentially worth billions of dollars against the company, sources tell DailyMail.com.
And they thought Campos might not keep his story straight under the pressure of the TV lights and tough questioning.
That is why Campos, 25, appeared on a daytime chat show hosted by a fast-talking, dancing comedienne, rather than take questions from TV hardhitters such as Fox News’ Sean Hannity, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer or MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
‘MGM was behind the decision to call off all the interviews and did a deal with Ellen, knowing she would not play hardball on the timeline as long as she had the exclusive,’ a TV insider told DailyMail.com.
On Wednesday, The Today Show previewed a clip of the interview.
“As I was walking down, I heard rapid fire. And at first I took cover, I felt a burning sensation. I went to go lift my pant leg up and I saw the blood,” Campos said on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in an episode airing Wednesday.
He said he radioed in that shots were fired, but didn’t immediately say he was hit. Instead, he pulled out his cellphone, he said, “just to clear that radio traffic” because he knew something serious was happening.
“Within milliseconds if he didn’t say that, I would have got hit,”hotel maintenance worker Stephen Schuck revealed to DeGeneres.
Ellen DeGeneres went on to thank Campos for alerting hotel security about Stephen Paddock, even after he was hit.
Campos said he is still emotionally and physically reeling from the attack.
“I’m doing better each day,” Campos said.
“Slowly, but surely.”