WASHINGTON (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, who has maintained all along that he never paid prostitutes for sex, says he is looking forward to whatever evidence emerges from courts in the Dominican Republic to vindicate him.

A Dominican lawyer has released an affidavit from a 23-year-old woman saying she fabricated a story about Menendez paying her for sex.

That lawyer, Vincio Castillo Seman, told reporters at a news conference Monday that a woman identified as Nexis de los Santos now claims she’s never met Menendez.

Castillo, the son of a Dominican presidential adviser, has been entwined in the scandal himself, accused of hosting outings on his yacht in which Menendez used the services of prostitutes.

Like Menendez, he has strongly denied the allegations.

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