10 Revelations in Nadia Davis Lockyer's Bombshell Interview
A reporter colleague who used to cover Huntington Beach like a wet blanket would often walk around the newsroom saying, "If it happens in Huntington Beach, it's news to me." The joke was you could take that two ways: 1) Everything in Surf City was on his radar; 2) "That happened here? Well, that's news to me."
We believe if it happens to Nadia Maria Davis Lockyer, it's news to us here at Navel Gazing.
That's because the daughter of the late Santa Ana immigrant rights lawyer Wally R. Davis and former Santa Ana schools trustee left Orange County as a rising political star to marry one of the most powerful Democrats in California, relocating to Alameda County where she won a seat on the Board of Supervisors and had a son with state Treasurer Bill Lockyer.
Her spectacular and very public fall--which has included drug addiction, infidelity, a sex tape, criminal (at worst) or nasty (at best) allegations, a divorce petition, drug treatment and a stunning relapse--has touched about every subject in every movie on the fall Lifetime network lineup.
But truth be told, we've mostly been watching this unfold from afar. The Bay Area media, borrowing my old pal's wet binkie, has been all over the Lockyer story, including the August 2012 turn in Orange, where the treasurer's then-estranged wife was arrested on suspicion of possessing a meth pipe and child endangerment.
Fast forward a year, and Nadia Lockyer's life is returning to something approaching normalcy, according to a long interview she gave from her new home in Long Beach to Dan Noyes, a reporter with the Bay Area ABC station, KGO.
Fellow Nadia fans can watch the whole thing with the same keen interest we have, but as a short list for the rest of you, here are 10 revelations from the interview that were ... uh ... news to us.
1) Nadia Lockyer now lives in Long Beach
Glad to have you back in SoCal, girlfriend. But as Walter White recommended, tread lightly. There are some methy and cracky pockets of town best avoided. Better to get addicted to the sweets: try Pandor Bakery on Second Street.
2) Bill Lockyer saw her infamous sex tape after it was left at their home
YouTube has since removed the video.
Steve Chikhani, the San Jose construction worker who became Nadia's lover and meth supplier after they met in rehab, famously taunted her with a sex tape he made. Bill Lockyer saw it after someone dropped a copy in the mailbox of their Hayward home. That's cold!
3) Chikhani titled the tape
After asking a San Jose Mercury News reporter where he might sell sex tapes he had made with Nadia, Chikhani sent the newspaper two online videos of his ex-lover engaged in sexual foreplay, one with the title, "Nadia Lockyer trying to get my vote."