Scott Thorson, Liberace's former lover,
won't answer whether he ever loved Liberace.
Liberace is the subject of the film
Behind the Candelabra, which premiered last month in the
United States on pay cable network HBO. The film is based on a book
written by Thorson.
In an interview on cabler HLN, Thorson
was asked whether he truly loved the flamboyant pianist.
“In the movie, you came across as
somewhat of the bad guy: Abusing drugs, stealing to fuel your habit,”
Showbiz Tonight's A.J. Hammer said. “Did you love Liberace
or was it really at that time all about the money and the fame and
what it could all afford you?”
“Well, okay, you gotta realize one
thing, okay,” Thorson answered. “Where my drug addiction started
was with Liberace. I was just 16 years old. Liberace was 48 years
my senior. Now, Liberace did drugs right along with me. Now, he's
the one that went to the plastic surgery, he's the one that ordered
the doctor to put me on the drugs, and this is how I started my drug
addiction. Lee and I, we had a great relationship. We had some some
bad times but we had more happy times.” (The video is embedded on
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