Dick Morris, the disgraced mastermind of President Clinton’s family-friendly agenda, was hit with a second sex scandal in a week when the supermarket tabloids reported that he has a longtime mistress and a 6-year-old daughter with her.
Morris resigned last week after the story of his yearlong tryst with a $200-an-hour call girl, Sherry Rowlands, hit the tabloids. In next week’s editions, the Star and the National Enquirer, which are owned by the same company, report that Morris has been having another affair, this one lasting about 15 years, with Barbara Jean Pfafflin of Austin, Texas.
Morris has been married to lawyer Eileen McGann for 20 years. His relationship with Pfafflin, 40, has produced his only child, a 6-year-old girl, the tabloids reported.
The Star said Morris told Rowlands about Pfafflin. According to hotel records, Pfafflin was checked into Morris’ part-time Washington residence as recently as last month, just weeks after he was there with Rowlands.
Pfafflin is a part-time real estate broker, the Enquirer said. An unidentified friend told the tabloid that Morris has visited their daughter several times, that he paid Pfafflin’s tuition at the University of Texas and that he has put money in the child’s college fund.
Rowlands was paid for her story, but Pfafflin, who has been in hiding since the Morris’ sex life became front-page news, was not.
A call to Pfafflin’s home was not immediately returned.
The Star also published material it said came from a diary Rowlands kept during her relationship with Morris. The diary said Morris told Rowlands that Hillary Rodham Clinton ordered the White House review of Republicans’ FBI files.
The White House referred queries about the diary to the first lady’s office. “The Star? I think that speaks for itself,” said Neel Lattimore, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton.
A woman answering the phone at Morris’ Redding, Conn., home said he was unavailable for comment.
The latest scandal coincides with the disclosure that Morris has signed deal for about $2 million to write a book about how he engineered Clinton’s political comeback.
“This is not a book about a call girl but the governance of America and the White House and other important subjects,” said Harold Evans, president and publisher of the Random House Trade Group.