YORK, SC (WBTV) - The man who shocked the political world by becoming a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate has been accused of using anti-gay and racial slurs.
South Carolina candidate Alvin Greene is denying using the words.
Now former campaign aide Dottie Sue Maggart-Feldmen accused Greene of using the slurs in a voice mail to the York County man she says Greene was talking about.
The message was left for local Democratic activist Will Bigger, who organized a forum in York Monday night in which Greene spoke and answered questions.
She also says he called Bigger anti-white slurs.
"That's not true," Greene told WBTV by phone from his home in Manning, SC, on Wednesday night. "She is a troublemaker and she is not with my campaign."
Bigger said he's not sure who he believes, but he says the whole thing is disappointing.
"You try to do a public service for people. You try to respect the dignity of human beings and this is what you get," Bigger told CN2. "There's no honesty, it seems like, in politics anymore."
But Bigger says he does not regret getting Greene to come to York.
CN2 reporter Diane Gallagher got ahold of a documentary film crew that has been following Greene around. They say there was a big argument at the campaign on Tuesday, and Dottie Sue made threats to "ruin" Greene.
Greene is running against Republican incumbent Jim DeMint as well as Green Party candidate Tom Clements in November's U.S. Senate election in South Carolina.
A recent poll shows DeMint with a 44 percentage point lead.
Greene shocked the country in May by beating established politician Vic Rawl in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.
Greene is an unemployed military veteran who's facing a felony charge for allegedly showing pornography to a University of South Carolina female college student.