Chicago Ald. Jason Ervin speaks during a press conference on April 10, 2012. (Jos? M. Osorio / Chicago…)
Alderman Jason Ervin has released a statement after a YouTube video of his 2012 bachelor party was uploaded to YouTube on Sunday.
In the video, two strippers give a lapdance to several people in what appears to be an auditorium. The video ends when the man filming is asked to shut off his camera because it could end up "on the Internet."
"In 2012 prior to my wedding, there was an event held by family and members of my wedding party," the 28th Ward Alderman's statement reads. "This event was my private bachelor party. Let me be clear, I never used City or campaign funds for this event. This event was not held in my Aldermanic or political office, but on another floor of the building, where neither City nor political funds are spent."
In the statement, Ervin says he is "deeply disappointed that an individual, whom I regarded as a friend, would attempt to extort me, my family, and the residents of the Ward for personal gain."
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