Guitar Hero? Former Cook County GOP Chairman Beaten By Wife With Electric Guitar After Allegedly Finding Him With Two Prostitutes In Children’s Nursery

150px-guitarnerFormer Cook County Republican Chairman Gary Skoien, 55, is in the midst of a bizarre criminal case. He accused his wife, Eni Skoien, 36, with battery for allegedly beating him with her fists and an electric guitar. Police report that Skoien admitted that his wife found him in his children’s playroom with two prostitutes early Sunday morning.

Skoien’s wife is only 5-foot-4-inch and 110-pound but appears to have made fast work of Skoien. Eni Skoien spent two nights in jail before posting a bond.

Skoien is now trying to get the police to remove the report of finding him with two prostitutes. He says that the report was inaccurate and that they were really just one friend. He insists that he just called a friend over to chat before his wife began to beat him with “a hard heavy electric guitar” and I thought I was going to be killed.”

Skoien has been controversial as Chair of the GOP, including an offer of a $10,000 “bounty” four years ago for dirt on Mayor Daley that could be used to prove a corruption charge.

Skoien had previously gone to police after he said that his wife hit him a few days earlier while he was brushing his teeth.

Skoien insists that it was his wife that said there were two prostitutes, but the officer insists that he agreed that there were two prostitutes in the room at the time. The police have refused to drop the reference to the two prostitutes.

Skoien now has secured a court order to keep his wife away from their three children, ages 5, 7 and 8. The prostitution allegation could prove the best angle for Eni — claiming that while she might have been filled with rage over the sight of hookers (and possibly toothbrushing), he is a bad influence. Courts generally frown upon prostitutes as au pairs.

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10 thoughts on “Guitar Hero? Former Cook County GOP Chairman Beaten By Wife With Electric Guitar After Allegedly Finding Him With Two Prostitutes In Children’s Nursery”

  1. Any guitarist has to appreciate the following comment by “nocatz” from the second link posted in the article. I got a good laugh out of this:

    “Is the guitar OK? What kind was it?”

  2. eniobob:

    Judging by your prior comments, I suspected your frame of reference was more the Backstreet Boys.

  3. What a false chord for the children!

    I hope “… the mother and child reunion is only a motion away.”

  4. Well it appears our little Diogenes here is $10,000 richer too. According to the article “… Skoien … offered a $10,000 “bounty” four years ago for information that would lead to [Chicago Mayor Richard} Daley’s conviction on corruption charges.” It appears he can now pay himself.

  5. It doesn’t surprise me that Skoien was nabbed by his wife as he was just talking to his friendly hookers. The thing that did amaze me was the fact that he had them over to the house! This guy is dirty and the kids do not need to be around their father the “John”. Why is it that the party that cries the loudest about Family Values always seems to be the worst influences on family values?

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