• Rep. Lauren Boebert tells her version of her husband's 2004 arrest in her new memoir.
  • He "acted like he was going to unzip his pants" in a bowling alley, but didn't expose himself, she wrote.
  • He took a plea deal "instead of fighting for his innocence in court," she wrote.

Rep. Lauren Boebert stands by her "hunky" husband in her new memoir, writing that Jayson Boebert never exposed his penis in a bowling alley bar in 2004, despite being arrested, pleading guilty, and serving jail time for public indecency and lewd exposure.

The gun-toting Republican firebrand from Colorado denies the allegations in "My American Life," released on Tuesday. And she blames a 17-year-old bartender at the Fireside Lane bowling alley in Rifle, CO, who "wouldn't stop" asking to see Jayson's private tattoo.

She and Jayson weren't officially married yet and he had been trying to "bond" that night with her stepfather, Boebert writes. They "got to chatting over drinks" and the female bartender had heard "what a catch he'd be."

Jayson Boebert's friends "even teased her by saying he'd gotten a great tattoo in a private area, which made her curious, so she pressed Jayson to show it to her right there at the bar," Boebert wrote.

After first ignoring her, he "acted like he was going to unzip his pants" after having too much to drink, she wrote. The bowling alley owner tried to kick him out, but he didn't want to leave.

"The two argued, and Jayson threw a basket of fries at the owner," she wrote. "The police were called."

 The New York Post last year reported that Jayson Boebert exposed himself to two women at the bowling alley and that Lauren Boebert, whose last name was then Roberts, was there. Two women gave statements in the police report that Jayson said he had a tattoo on his penis and then exposed his penis to them. They told the owner of the bowling alley, who called law enforcement. 

In her book, Boebert doesn't explain where she was when the incident happened. But she acknowledges Jayson was arrested for "indecent exposure to a minor" because the bartender was 17. He took a plea deal "instead of fighting for his innocence in court."

"He knew the truth —and the truth was, he didn't do what he was accused of," she wrote. "But the entire experience opened Jayson's eyes to the reality that he needed the alcohol and anger management classes that came with the plea deal."

She blames "the Left" for not applauding him for learning from his mistakes.

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