K.T. McFarland, who was recently appointed as Deputy National Security Advisor, told her mother that her brother was gay while he was dying of AIDS. McFarland wrote a letter to her mother saying that her brother, Michael Troia, was a “lifelong homosexual” before he died of AIDS in 1995.
“Have you ever wondered why I have never had anything to do with Mike and have never let my daughters see him although we live only fifteen minutes away from each other?” McFarland reportedly wrote in a letter to their mother, without her brother’s permission, “He has been a lifelong homosexual, most of his relationships brief, fleeting one-night stands.”
Mrs McFarland said that her father beat and whipped his children, and would sometimes threaten to kill the whole family with a gun in his hand. Her other brother, Tom Troia, told the New York Post the allegations of abuse were “a complete fabrication”, saying: “If I had one word to describe my sister, it would be ‘evil.’” When her father was approached about the allegations he profusely denied them. According to the New York Times, McFarland said her brother was often sick during the 1990s and would visit him at his home or the hospital, but she cut off contact with him during the last two years of his life. In 2006 mrs McFarland attempted to run against Hillary Clinton for the New York Senate seat, but lost the Republican nomination after her daughter was held on criminal charges.