Liberace’s Lover Sentenced To Prison

A former lover of Liberace who was the subject of the HBO film “Behind the Candelabra” — the Matt Damon role — has been sentenced to eight to 20 years in a Nevada prison for failing another court-ordered drug test while on probation for burglary and identity theft convictions. I’m talking about Scott Thorson, 54. His goal is to write another book on the heels of his “Behind the Candelabra,” which was used as the basis for the HBO film of the same name that won the Golden Globe for best TV movie earlier this month. Matt Damon played Thorson in the film, and Michael Douglas, who donned the flamboyant costumes to play Liberace, claimed his fourth Golden Globe for his work. Now Thorson will have plenty of time to write his sequel.

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