Things got testy between New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and New York Post reporter Fred Dicker on Wednesday over the paper's coverage of a daughter Paladino had out of wedlock.
The New York Times reports that Paladino has been angry over press inquiries about the daughter he fathered during an extramarital affair with a former employee 10 years ago. Paladino has intimated, without providing evidence, that Andrew Cuomo -- whom Paladino trails in the gubernatorial race -- had affairs of his own and that the media have not investigated.
On Wednesday, Dicker questioned Paladino about his criticism of Cuomo. Tempers flared to the point that Paladino's aides separated the two men.
"I want to know why you sent your goons after my daughter, Fred. You send another goon to my daughter's house and I'll take you out, buddy!" Paladino says in the grainy, ill-lit video, recorded on a bystander's cellphone.
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