CNN personality Richard Quest was in kinky sex drug bust in Central Park. He was discovered by police officers with crystal meth in his pocket a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, and a sex toy in his boot. In the clip we found from CNN Quest's "magic rope trick" takes on a whole new meaning. In the video, Richard Quest holds several pieces of rope and tells the audience,"I need to remind you don't try this at home." He's not kidding or home viewers could get tied up in knots like he did. Watch Richard Quest looking pretty tweaked while discussing the Royal Family with Anderson Cooper. Quest's lawyer, Alan Abramson, had a much more innocuous version of events "Mr. Quest didn't realize that the park had a curfew," Abramson said. He was simply "returning to his hotel with friends."
DListed has a funny take on Richard Quest's lawyer's explanation for the scandal.
And let me guess, the rope around his genitals was something his doctor prescribed for his severe erectile dysfunction. The sex toy in his boot was actually his hotel room key. Those zany hotels and their weird keys! The unidentified companion was the tooth fairy coming back from his night run. source LOL SMH.
This is CNN? Kinky!
CNN personality Richard Quest was busted in Central Park early yesterday with some drugs in his pocket, a rope around his neck that was tied to his genitals, and a sex toy in his boot, law-enforcement sources said.
Quest, 46, was arrested at around 3:40 a.m. after a cop spotted him and another man inside the park near 64th Street, a police source said.
The criminal complaint against Quest said the park was closed at the time - something Quest should have known because of all the signs saying "Park Closed 1 a.m. to 6 a.m."
Quest was initially busted for loitering, the source said. Aside from the oddly configured rope, the search also turned up a sex toy inside of his boot, and a small bag of methamphetamine in his left jacket pocket.
It wasn't immediately clear what the rope was for.
The criminal complaint says the officer at the scene was able to ID the drug because of "his prior experience as a police officer in drug arrests, observation of packaging which is characteristic of this type of drug, and defendant's statements that . . . 'I've got some meth in my pocket.' "
He was charged with loitering and criminal possession of a controlled substance. His unusual get-up didn't lead to a lewdness charge because he wasn't exposing himself, the police source said.
Quest's unidentified companion was given a summons for not carrying any identification, the source said.
Quest's lawyer, Alan Abramson, had a much more innocuous version of events.
"Mr. Quest didn't realize that the park had a curfew," Abramson said. He was simply "returning to his hotel with friends."
At a hearing in Manhattan Criminal Court, Quest agreed to undergo six months of drug counseling in return for an "adjournment in contemplation of dismissal," which means the misdemeanor charges against him will be dropped and the case sealed if he stays out of trouble and completes his drug program.
He was released with no bail after spending most of the day behind bars.
Abramson predicted after the hearing that "the case will be dismissed." He declined to answer questions. source