Oh how the mighty have fallen. From the Miami Herald:
A Boston defense attorney once dubbed one of People Magazine’s Most Eligible bachelors was arrested for allegedly drugging and raping a college student he met at a Miami Beach nightclub.
Gary Zerola — already facing trial in two sexual attacks in Boston — was arrested last Friday night and booked into Miami-Dade County jail. Miami Beach police charged Zerola, 36, with sexual battery.
Once known for his work on behalf of foster children, Zerola was also a candidate to star in the first season of ABC’s reality hit The Bachelor,” according to Boston media reports.
More discussion, plus a photo of the handsome defendant, after the jump.
We wonder how these latest charges will affect the views of Zerola fan “Winnie”:
Three years ago I picked up the issue of People’s Magazine’s 50 Most Eligible Bachelor and that was when I first saw a picture of Gary Zerola. I couldn’t believe how amazingly beautiful and gorgeous this guy was… To me he looked way better than any of the average celebs.
Recently I’ve realized that all the guys I’ve gone for as of the past 2 1/2 years have a lot of resemblance to Gary Zerola. I think that picture alone made me change what type of guys I enjoyed looking at physically. Anyways, I’ve been going through your site and I just can not find a single picture of Gary Zerola….
Can you provide me with a link of some better pics or if you have any yourself?
Here you go, Winnie. Check out Gary Zerola’s mug shot, at right.
One final irony: Gary Zerola is a former prosecutor, in Suffolk and Essex Counties. But maybe that doesn’t mean much anymore. Remember John David Atchison?
‘Most Eligible’ bachelor accused of Dade rape [Miami Herald]
Boston lawyer charged in Miami in third sexual assault [AP via Boston Glove (via Blogonaut)]
Another Request for Gary [Talk of Men]
Earlier: Lawyer of the Day: John David R. Atchison