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Hays-Ray Affair / House #488402

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, May 25, 1976
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(Studio) Ohio Representative Wayne Hays admits relship. with staff mbr., Elizabeth Ray, who says she was hired to provide sex for Hays. Says she was paid $14,000 year for sex.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Hays tells House of his affair with Ray before his marriage last month He says Ray threatened to blackmail him when he told her the affair was over. Says she did do office work. He asks House Ethics Committee to investigate. Hays doesn't care if he's remembered as mean and arrogant, but doesn't want to be considered dishonest. House applauds.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee

(Studio) Hays is chairperson of Admin. Committee, which has extensive powers. House not overcome with grief to see Hays in predicament.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Charge of salary fraud would be hard to prove if Ray showed up for work each day, yet did nothing.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Ellerbee, Linda

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