Queens Borough President Melinda Katz has admitted in court papers that were filed on Thursday, February 27, to having had an intimate relationship with the married founder of the Guardian Angels, Curtis Sliwa. According to the New York Post Katz went even further by claiming that Sliwa’s “then-wife knew all about their trysts, so her lawsuit against the two-timing duo should be tossed.”
Mary Sliwa “and [her] attorney were well-aware of the defendants’ relationship prior to” her 2011 separation from Curtis Sliwa, Katz said in the new filing.
Katz had previously denied having an affair with Sliwa when initially responding to Mary Sliwa’s $1 million lawsuit in June. The Post has reported that at that time, Katz had been ‘running for her borough-wide post.’
Katz did an about-face after “the crime fighter-turned-radio host’s third ex-wife revealed transcripts of 19 hot-and-heavy phone messages Katz left for Sliwa in 2010, purring about his sexual prowess,” the New York Post reported.
“Last night was not about you going home,” Katz allegedly said in a July 2010 message left on Curtis’ voicemail.
“Last night was about the fact that you are capable of making love to me twice,” Katz said, according to Mary Sliwa’s court filings.
In a 2012 interview with The Post, Katz disclosed that Sliwa had fathered two children with her, both boys, through in vitro fertilization. But Katz noted that “Curtis and I were living completely separate lives” when their first son was born in 2008.
But in the transcribed voicemails tell an even more involved story, as Katz is alleged to have said in April 2010, “11 years I’ve waited for you…I’ve always given you the option of having me…I have always kept your secrets.”
Katz reiterates in the court papers filed Thursday, “The private and intimate 2009 and 2010 voicemails transcribed in Mary’s affidavit only further establish that [Mary] had full knowledge of the defendants’ relationship and of Curtis Sliwa’s decision to financially support any children with Melinda Katz.”
A spokesman for Katz explained to the Post that “the crux of her legal argument” is that Mary Sliwa only became angered about the cheating when her former spouse reduced child support payments in 2013 following a salary cut.
“Curtis’ ex-wife is furious about recently losing her $13,000 a month payment from that settlement and this is her reaction,” the spokesman said.
He now pays $2,500 a month to Mary Sliwa for his 10-year-old son Anthony, and $5,000 a month to Katz for their two boys, Carter, 5, Hunter, 3.
“Mary Sliwa released all claim to suing Curtis over marital issues during their divorce,” a spokesman for Katz said in a statement.
“Melinda has been clear and consistent on these issues and will not comment further on personal matters that directly affect her children,” the spokesman said.