LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Township Constable John Bonaventura is firing back at critics. News 3's Mackenzie Warren sat down with Constable Bonaventura…
Constable John Bonaventura’s speaking out about a profanity laced video his office made for a potential reality TV show. Some Clark County commissioners say they're disgusted by the video and have called for an audit of the constable's office. Bonaventura posted a reality TV show pilot video riddled with profanity—he calls all a joke gone wrong. “It’s kind of like the bloopers,” says Bonaventura. He adds the video was supposed to be blocked from the public.
“It did have a password on it, but I didn't realize all you had to have is a YouTube password,” he explains.
At Tuesday’s commission meeting Susan Brager had strong words after watching the video. “I think all of you should be appalled.” As did Commissioner Steve Sisolak saying, “No one put those words in your mouth—the “F” words, the “S” words over and over again.”
Bonaventura realizes the video has gone viral and understands “of course, everyone wants to jump on it.” He believes his office is under attack, especially by Commissioner Sisolak.”I know Sisolak is up for reelection and I’m sure he's trying to get some sound bites,” Bonaventura says. But some deputy constables agreed with some of what Sisolak had to say at this week’s meeting.
Bonaventura says much of the video was staged but still says he would not allow the video to be made knowing what he knows now. Plans for a reality show are over and county commissioners are asking for an office wide-audit, which Bonaventura welcomes.
The financial audit is in draft form and should be released in the coming days. Before the YouTube video was leaked, Bonaventura was asking the commission to add two members to his staff. That request is being put on hold pending the audit.