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Paul Ryan

Black Ex-Girlfriend Wants NOTHING

To Do with Campaign

8/31/2012 10:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0831_deneeta_pope_article_yearbook_wsj_2Deneeta Pope -- the African American woman who dated Paul Ryan in college -- wants to stay a country mile away from the Presidential election ... TMZ has learned.

We spoke with Pope a few minutes ago and she could not have been clearer -- she does not want to become an issue in the election. 

Pope said, "I'm not interested in talking. I don't know why everyone is calling. I'm newly married and would just like to be left alone."

Ryan did an interview awhile back, saying he had a Black GF during college.  Ryan was clearly trying to blunt criticism that he was not sympathetic to African Americans.

Pope deflected the call and said any questions about Paul Ryan should be directed to Paul Ryan. 

Problem is ... he's kinda busy.

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46.

Hep    

Interesting how quickly they found Paul Ryan's old girlfriend.

When are they going to find one of Barack Obama's old girlfriends?

693 days ago
47.

oddjob    

yummy and delicious!!!!!

693 days ago
48.

Buckaroobonzai    

whoever wrote this headline is a racist. Why must we point out that she is black? Do you think we R blind?

693 days ago
49.

Lmao    

It's like people are forgetting who called her black to begin with! She's Paul Ryan's black ex-girlfriend because that's what Paul Ryan WANTS her to be considered as. He brought up her race first for obvious political reasons so don't blame TMZ for running with it!

693 days ago
50.

barnyardhumor    

TMZ should stick with its low life reporting on Snookie, Kardashian, all the rappers and Courtney Snodden. Leave the news to professionals.

693 days ago
51.

Bolivar    

Typical Democrat news item. Only Democrats think it's a negative thing to have dated a black person. Think about it.

693 days ago
52.

Cpm    

Ryan mentioned this in an interview in 2005...7 years ago....quite "awhile back". I can't say I'm surprised she didn't want to talk to TMZ, and it's no surprise this newlywed just wants to be left alone.

693 days ago
53.

2DPoint    

TMZ was rather tame on this interview I thought.
They didn't ask the general "probing" questions like, "How big is he?" or "How good is he in the sack?"
She's a nice looking well grounded woman it seems. Old Paul knew something good when he saw it.

693 days ago
54.

manbearpig    

another misleading title. do you guys at tmz also hire the yahoo writers to come up with the headlines that don exactly jive with the story?
she simply said she wants nothing to do with all the media circus, she just wants to be left alone.

693 days ago
55.

Truth    

STEVE HIRSCH & VIVID WOULD DEF. BE INNERESTED... "I CAME ONCE THEN STARTED ***MIN 3-4 TIMES A WEEK..." - DENEETA POPE. NICCCE, SPOT ON FUTURE PR0N STAR! #TRUTH!!

693 days ago
56.

THIN LIZZY    

Another Cheerleader??

693 days ago
57.

Jenna    

Dear Ms Pope: We ALL make mistakes in our youth. A few dates with the very creepy Paul Ryan most definitely was a youthful MISTAKE on your part. I beg everyone out there to read the book "Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of VIOLENT faith." This book was written by Jon Krakauer who also wrote the book "Into thin air, account of the Mt Everest disaster. But the "Under the Banner...." book was a spellbinder and opened my eyes wide. Did each and every one of you out there know that you are a baptized mormon?

693 days ago
58.

james bond    

I read the article of Ryans x girlfriend and why even bother her. She's not the star that you go after. She a adverage citizen. I heard Clint Eastwoods commentary on Obama and he sounds like the same guy from his movies, just older. Your program is getting too 'one sided' which is a dissapointment to me. Remember, all your audience doesn't 'believe' the same way you do.

693 days ago
59.

Truth    

Obama has set the civil rights movement back 30 years. Sad because tremendous progress was being made and now the racial divide is clearly off the charts. Thanks Obama.

693 days ago
60.

Melissa    

That whole "problem is he's kinda busy" is a ridiculous comment. How does him being busy translate to bothering a woman who he dated YEARS ago. This is the problem with the press. They are vultures. Leave the woman alone. She cannot answer anything you would want to know. It's been years. Come on.

693 days ago
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