TV Host David Tutera has been in the middle of a firestorm of controversy since allegations coming from his estranged husband, Ryan Jurica, that Tutera has a sex addiction. This has led to numerous speculations of the My Fair Wedding host has begun to tarnish his gentle and kind persona and as a result Tutera is fighting back these claims. Here’s more:
The breakup saga took a wild turn Wednesday when TMZ reported Jurica filed his own papers in Connecticut. He reportedly claims the TV host has a sex addiction and visits prostitutes.
“After repeated attempts at marriage counseling and therapy, we have been unable to save our relationship due to [David’s] addiction to sex,” reads a section of the documents filed by Jurica, who is also asking for custody plus financial support. “[David] has engaged in a pattern of hiring sex escorts and prostitutes to support his addiction.”
Now, Tutera is fighting back against the allegations made by his ex. In a response sent to The Huffington Post, he said:
The allegations against me are baseless and untrue and I will fight vigorously to defend my reputation in the court of law as well as the court of public opinion. I believe them to be fabrications of a desperate individual in order to gain a legal advantage in our separation. I am saddened by these developments; I am angered by the lies; and I am committed to moving beyond this painful moment to focus on my professional commitments and the upcoming birth of my children.
The ending of a long term relationship is difficult, regardless of the circumstances that surround the ending. One thing that needs to be said is that sex addiction is real and does affects the lives of not only the person inflicted but also their loved ones. And that this set of issues can occur regardless of someone’s sexual orientation, Too often those that are affected by this are believed to just have an insatiable appetite for sex when there is a lot more involved emotionally.
That said, it needs to be clarified that when allegations like these are made they need to be kept in context so that people stop mistaking sexual addictions to infidelity. We don’t know if this is a case of a lover scorned or someone’s ongoing relationship difficulties being exposed. So whatever is going on in this situation, I hope the media does not depict this story of one the numerous times that they have erroneously described gay men as sexual deviants and why I felt it necessary to add some commentary on this story.
And whatever the outcome we wish all parties involved an amicable resolution for the sake of the children coming into the world soon.