The NY Post reports that the son of architect Richard Meier is writing a book “about my tragic experience with a gay father that didn’t want to come out of the closet and . . . became aggressive when I discovered the truth.”
Page Six reports: “Joseph Meier, 28, a Fulbright scholar who studied sculpture in Italy, told Page Six his relationship with his father went into meltdown when he claimed to have found out Richard was gay – an allegation roundly dismissed as complete fiction by Meier’s friends. ‘I think that the kid of Clay Aiken is very lucky,’ Joseph said, referring to the ‘American Idol’ star who came out of the closet. “He probably won’t risk being fired by his father or be canceled from his will. ‘When I discovered that my father is gay . . . he illegally forced me to stay five days in Mount Sinai Psychiatric Hospital.’ Joseph said his dad, 73, tried to have him declared ‘paranoid for no reason’ with the help of doctors and a trustee at the hospital.”
Richard Meier’s rep. as well as his friends say Meier’s not gay, and are concerned for his son’s well being.