[Oct 16] Nicu Ceausescu* and Nadia Comaneci
(*the son of former dictator)
Romanian independent TV station "OTV" have aired last evening, during their program called "Testimonies about past" , an interview with Nicu Ceausescu, the son of former dictator Ceausescu.
The interview, dated back in 1990, just one year after the dictator removal from the power, was made by a Spanish TV team and unknown to Romanians.
During the program, aired Friday at midnight, the Spanish TV reporter have tried to ask about Nicu Ceausescu's love affairs (he was most known by the Romanian people being as a playboy-type, many legend being spreads across the country). Nicu answered that most stories are not trues, only legends and
"to finish with this part, I have to tell you that I will not answer any more to personal questions".
A good reporter have to do his best to get the answers, so the Spanish journalist try again soon, asking Nicu Ceausescu about his relationship with Nadia Comaneci.
Spanish TV reporter: "You have had an affair with Nadia Comaneci.What do you remember about this?"
Nicu Ceausescu :"She was a good athlete. A very good one"
He then looks to his right, where his lawyer was sitting during the interview, and having a short smile on his face.
[He didn't deny the affirmation from the reporter question or neither being angry about]
The TV show, consist from studio interviews with special guests, airing older tapes with exclusive stories and also live messages (by sms or e-mail) from viewers around the country and the globe (is broadcast by satellite in Europe and USA).
They have received a message from a former waiter, which worked for Nicu Ceausescu back in 80's.He told them that the son of former dictator have helped in fact Nadia Comaneci's former coach Bela Karolyi and also Nadia Comaneci, later, to leave from the country.
[Our note: this help for Nadia could be like letting her moving freely, which she needed to escape in December 1989. This was practically impossible without some high level help, due to Nadia 24/7 surveillance during those times].
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