Conservative Radio Host Michael Berry Accused of Hit-and-Run Accident After Patronizing Gay Bar

Conservative radio host and former City Councilman Michael Berry was reportedly seen on security cameras in a hit-and-run accident with another vehicle outside TC's Show Bar in Houston's Montrose District on January 31, KPRC reports.

BerryTuderia Bennett, of Galena Park, told Houston police that he was working as a bouncer at the front door during a popular cross-dressing 'drag show' that was going on inside the club.   He watched the crash happen and told police he rushed up to the car after impact and got a good look at Berry behind the wheel.

Berry may have been leaving the bar:

The report also states, "The ongoing investigation indicates that the suspect is Michael Berry, a local radio talk show host."

Managers of the bar then turned over security camera video from inside the club to HPD investigators, and they write in an e-mail to Local 2 Investigates that their video confirms that Berry was in their establishment that night.

The e-mail reads, "Mr. Berry is one of those customers who has been to our establishment. The video in question that shows Mr. Berry in our establishment is in our possession. The local authorities have requested this same video and they are in possession to assist with their investigation." …

…The victim told Local 2 Investigates he believes the conservative activist is trying to avoid the issue entirely because of his public stances involving gay people.

"If you're going to stand up and say anti-gay things and be conservative and be Mr. Good Guy, and then when something happens that points you out and puts you in a place with the exact business that you aim to shut down, it kind of makes it seem like I need this to go away and I need it to go away quickly," said Bennett.

The Houston Press publishes some more of Berry's bloviating about subjects like the Grammys and the Ground Zero mosque.


  1. DocJay says

    Its a sad day when conservatives can’t sneak out for some co*k without getting busted. He was probably there just to do research on how terrible the Gay Lifestyle really is! Theres no telling how far he would be willing to go to prove that point. Oh sigh…

  2. MKe says

    Automatic DUI. Accident after going to a bar and he left the scene and went home. People aren’t aware that they can just leave the scene of an accident when they’re drunk, and then just avoid the DUI. This needs to be brought to court with evidence suggesting he was intoxicated.

  3. says

    Actually, MKE, astute Houston Press readers are pointing out that the penalties for fleeing the scene of an accident (and sobering up before you can get tested) are lesser then the penalties for DWIs/DUIs.

  4. Lazlo says

    Actually, MKE, astute Houston Press readers are pointing out that the penalties for fleeing the scene of an accident (and sobering up before you can get tested) are lesser then the penalties for DWIs/DUIs.

    Wow. Really? Thats insane. People shouldn’t be allowed to do that. I live in Houston and just a few days ago on the news was a story about a family hit but a repeat offender (DWI’s) and one member of the family was killed.

  5. Apparatus says

    If he was just open about his homosexuality instead of being an anti-gay closeted gay this would be a non-issue. Absolutely fun to watch. Sad for him, but good that people like this are exposed for the hypocrites that they are.

  6. Bernie says

    I cannot stop smiling and laughing that another conservative homophobe is caught in a gay bar. It proves my theory over and over again; thou who protests too much usually means someone has something to hide.

  7. says

    You can listen to this guy every weekday morning (not that you would). I listened a little bit this morning hoping he would directly address this… Instead I heard him state that all white liberals had bad childhoods and didn’t have good daddies (his words).

    I then went to his Facebook page to ask about it… My comment was deleted, as well as other related comments from other users. I was then blocked from his page.

    He is trying to pretend this incident never happened. This story really needs the attention and he needs to be pressured to address what happened. He is the worst kindo of conservative and does regular harm to the lgbt community.

  8. TampaZeke says

    He’s a GOProud wet dream. A right-wing, rabidly anti-gay celebrity closeted cock sucker. Nothing gives Chris Barron a bigger hard-on than that combination.

  9. wm says

    Houston resident here. TC’s, formerly known as Cousin’s, does have drag shows but it is also, and is primarily, I would say, a hustler bar. All of the street hustlers of Montrose converge there, use it as home base. I don’t think our right wing friend was in TC’s for the song and dance numbers…

  10. dctopman says

    Can’t somone update his wikipedia page? His FaceBook page has been completely taken down. What about twitter? We need to get this news posted where his “fans” will see it.

  11. Jsescott2010 says

    I’m a huge Michael Berry fan and gay. He is not a gay hater. However, he is about personal responsibility which he doesn’t believe in that as much as he preaches. Very disheartening.

  12. Dan Cobb says

    This sad thing about a guy like this is that he makes a living hating and being negative about everybody around him… and I’d be willing to bet that he hates everyone because he hates himself. There is NOTHING worse than a self-loathing gay man. The loathing is so deep and so all-encompassing, that it affects the man’s attitude about everyone and everything around him. 24/7 loathing. Himself. Others. That ugly cynical disrespectful hatred he showers on others is exactly how he feels about himself. Why go through life that way?

  13. says

    To all you people that “would do him” you’re pitiful. This ahole shouldn’t get any d*ck for the rest of his life. Geez, get a grip on your libido for just a minute will ya.

  14. says

    he is anti-gay. those who know his nonsense show know that he’s about as pro-gay as GOProud, which is to say not pro-gay at all.

    he’s one of those “i’m not one of THOSE gays!”-gays.

    “THOSE gays”, of course, being comfortable confident gay males who feel no need to suck up to the bigoted ideals of the Conservative Right.

  15. Sonny Drysdale says

    Actually, I listen to Michael Berry everyday and he is quite the opposite. He is NOT anti-gay. He promotes on his show that homosexuality should not be an issue in our society…live and let live. This is simply delicious fodder for the liberal left. Haters!

  16. Willys says

    If a cop didn’t witness an accident then there’ll be no citation. So someone said he was in the bar. Did someone watch him consume more than one ounce of alcoholic beverage per hour? Or are the diva’s just slinging opinionated mud?

    And if I were a patron of that bar, I’d now be a former patron. I don’t need door boys or clubs spreading the news of my attendance. Who knows what rumors will be spread about their other clients.

  17. Jerry6 says

    If he isn’t Gay, he should be. That expression on his face is a terrible thing to waste on a mere Woman. (No disrespect to Women intended; after all, my Mother was a woman.)

  18. james says

    Why do people need to be judge for who they are let them be who they want to be


  19. says

    @WILLYS, or you could just grow a pair and stop worrying about people knowing you went to a gay bar. people can’t use your being in a gay bar against you if you’re openly gay and enjoying having a drink amongst brothers.

    you know.

    just a thought.

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