To be clear, the story was nonsense, likely culled from Skinemax plotlines and airport bookstore paperbacks bought by middle-aged health care company consultants traveling to Rochester on business. (The accuser also seemed to not quite buy the act, as he reportedly kept laughing while trying to read his statement.) But the Cowboys4Angels namedrop indicated that at the very least, in terms of their knowledge of softcore premium cable series, Wohl and Burkman had done their homework.
But the question remained: Was Whelly actually employed at Cowboys4Angels, and did Wohl team up with the agency as part of an elaborate PR grab? Garren James, the owner and CEO of Cowboys4Angels, says no.
“We went through and searched all of our employment requests and all our contacts because we save the names. The guy never even applied to be at our agency,” he tells Rolling Stone.
But perhaps Whelly provided his services at Cowboys4Angels under another name? After seeing Whelly’s (again, bogus) Instagram, James stuck to his guns. “This guy never worked for me. I would never even hire that guy,” he says, adding that Whelly is “not up to caliber to work at our agency.”
When asked if Warren, one of the frontrunners of the Democratic presidential primary had ever procured the services of his agency, James again said no. “I have many other high-profile clients that I would never reveal, but she’s not one of them,” he says.
There you have it. Good thing the Elizabeth Warren campaign has a good sense of humor about it.