A political adviser to Stormy Daniels, the porn star who's considering a Senate run in Louisiana, told a New Orleans TV station Monday that someone bombed his car.
Brian Welsh, who wasn't hurt in the incident, posted surveillance video of his car exploding on YouTube. He told ABC 26, the local affiliate, that there's footage of an unidentified man opening the car door and throwing something inside before it explodes. There's video of someone moving around near the car, but it's unclear what he or she is doing.
Welsh said he wants to be "careful" about pointing fingers, but thinks someone may have been trying to send him a message.
"When you rule out everything else, you're sort of left with the obvious," Welsh said. "It's too early for me to go pointing fingers. I'd like to hear what officially happened and then we'll take it from there."
XBIZ, an adult industry trade publication, is also reporting that Daniels was arrested Saturday for a domestic violence misdemeanor and was held overnight.
Late update: Welsh also did an interview yesterday with WGSO, a New Orleans radio station. He said the explosion happened Thursday while he and his wife were out walking their dog, and repeated that he wants to "withhold judgment" on possible motives.
He did, however, say Daniels would not be deterred from her political career.
"What we're talking about and what we've been doing over the past few months is way too important to have it been deterred by the loss of a nice little car," he said.
The police and fire departments are investigating, he said. We're waiting to hear back from them now.