AIDS is a serious illness, as we all know, and if what this former lover of Liberace's is saying is true… well, it would be one of biggest letdowns of character we've ever experienced!
Though, it IS highly suspect that this info would come out so close to the new movie Behind the Candelabra!
Scott Throson was a former lover of Liberace's, and he claims that the legendary entertainer (played by Michael Douglas in the movie) was aware he had AIDS when he infected at least three of his young sex partners.
“Liberace was a sex addict: He never used a condom, nor practiced safe sex. His lovers Cary James, Chris Adler and all died because of him — and there could be several others.
“Liberace’s dead today because of his lifestyle, his sexual addiction, and he had this weakness for young men. I know because I was one of them. I was very lucky that I didn’t contract the AIDS virus.”
In short, he's claiming that the addiction continued even after Liberace was aware of his illness!
Thorson (played by Matt Damon in the movie) dated Liberace for six years, from 1976 until 1982. He's also currently awaiting sentencing on a credit card burglary conviction, and is in the advanced stages of anal cancer.
We really hope these allegations aren't true. If they are, a whole new perspective will come to Liberace's legacy — they put people in prison for doing things like that, in some areas charging them for attempted murder or worse!
[Image via WENN.]