A landowner in Montrose, Iowa accused an oil pipeline company of offering him the services of a “$1,200 teenage prostitute” in exchange for access to his property, television station KCRG reported on Monday.
Hughie Tweedy, the landowner, said a representative from Dakota Access LLC offered him “the sexual services of a woman” if he’d agree to let the company run a pipeline through his property, KCRG reported. Tweedy said he was presented with this offer on three separate occasions, according to the station.
KCRG contacted the company and was told the allegations were being investigated.
Tweedy told the station he doesn’t want the pipeline on his property and doesn’t think he should be forced to give it up through eminent domain.
Tweedy reportedly recorded two of the conversations but was advised by his attorney not to share them with the media, according to the station. He wouldn’t name the representative but alleged that the rep had offered him the services of a “$1,200 teenage prostitute” after he denied access to the land, KCRG reported.
The rep also allegedly said an archaeological survey of Tweedy’s land was illegal, fake and, according to Tweedy, “nothing more than a hoop Dakota Access was jumping through” so the pipeline, which would run from North Dakota to Illinois, would be approved.
“I don’t care if it’s a highway to heaven paved in gold, I don’t want it on our property,” Tweedy said.
“I want the pipeline to go around me, but honestly I don’t want the pipeline in the state of Iowa,” Tweedy said. “I think the cost and benefits don’t add up.”
h/t Raw Story