Billionaire candidate Jeff Greene, who's facing-off against Rep. Kendrick Meek in Florida's Democratic Senate primary, insists he's "not a partier" despite reports painting his 145-foot luxury yacht, the Summerwind, as a raging celebrity-clad party ship.
The latest in a string of accounts to surface offering a glimpse into the good times had by guests of Greene aboard the boat comes from Sharyn Peach, a former stewardess of the 350-ton vessel.
Peach writes about her experience working on the Summerwind in a first-hand account published by the Broward-Palm Beach New Times:
Working for Jeff Greene on the Summerwind was an experience I was hoping to forget. I almost did, until about two months ago. I was sitting on my couch in Fort Lauderdale, watching TV, not particularly paying attention to the commercials. Then I heard it. A voice I haven't heard in four years. It made me cringe. I looked up and started yelling, "Oh my God! Oh my God!" It was Jeff Greene, running for U.S. Senate. Are you freaking serious????? Do people really not know about him and his past behavior? I still cringe when his commercial comes on.
Working on Greene's 145-foot Choy Lee yacht was like being "locked" in Studio 54 in its prime. It was nothing short of, "Sex, Drugs, and Techno Music." Celebrities, "hired" party girls, mayhem, and debauchery. I saw more tits and ass in one night on Jeff Greene's Summerwind than I have for the past seven years on South Beach.
Greene attempted to dispel reports of the alleged partying that went down on his boat earlier this week.
"When I'm on my boat, we're kayaking, we're scuba diving, there's no wild parties," said the Senate hopeful at a press conference. "I think that people are trying to associate time I've been on my boat when I've had some different kinds of colorful guests. They're trying to associate me with that. But, look, I'm a 55-year-old man. I'm not a partier."
The "colorful people" alluded to by Greene could include Lindsay Lohan, who reportedly spent time on the yacht in St. Barth's last New Year's Eve, and former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson, who has reportedly partaken in vibrant festivities aboard the vessel.
Peach recalls, "Mike Tyson got on board sometime in late August. I particularly remember serving Tyson a vodka and Red Bull while he was receiving oral sex from a hired entertainer."
Tyson, now sober, offered a detailed account of time he spent on Greene's yacht to Sports Illustrated last month.
"This [drug dealer] goes and gets me a big rock of cocaine," he said. "So pretty soon I got a party going on. I got everything: I got these rugby players. I got these naked girls, I got all these ... everything's going on in the room."
In the wake of the jaw-dropping description coming to light, Greene himself told Politico there's a "zero tolerance policy" when it comes to drug use on his boat.
When asked how he could deny stories of parties that took place on the Summerwind, Greene held his ground, calling the accounts "silliness."
"There were a couple of disgruntled employees that came out with these crazy stories about vomit," said the Senate hopeful. "If someone has a boat and they have a crew, why would there be vomit on it?"