Stephanie Bice Denies Leaking Tapes To Press Before Debate With Opponent Terry Neese

Wednesday, August 19th 2020, 6:37 pm
By: Caleigh Bourgeois


Oklahoma 5th Congressional District Candidate Stephanie Bice continues to deny having anything to do with leaking training tapes allegedly made by her political opponent, Terry Neese.

The tapes were published Tuesday, hours before the two Republican runoff primary candidates debated one another at the Tower Theatre.

Neese blamed Bice for leaking the tapes, which were anonymously sent to news outlets.

Bice said she did not leak the audio and has no idea who did.

“This is not about me. This is about her voice on these tapes and the things that she said,” Bice said.

The published audio came from training tapes allegedly made by Neese, on which a voice can be heard essentially instructing employees to lie.

“They’re really disturbing. I listened to the audio and I think, you know, you have someone on these tapes, Terry Neese, that is actually suggesting that her employees lie, that they give false information to their clients. Trying to defraud their employers. I think it’s incredibly disturbing,” Bice said.

While Terry Neese claims the tapes were doctored, Bice said she's concerned about the effect of this scandal on the November election.

“If she's the nominee, we've lost the election,” Bice said.