TULSA, Okla. —
Suzy Horton, an old friend of Harrington’s, said she can’t believe the allegations about the man who removed two of her teeth in the early ‘90s. Horton’s ex-husband sold Harrington his home in Carefree — a home where she once lived.
“I’ve been to dentists my whole life, so I know what a professional office looks like,” Horton, who now lives in Phoenix, said in a telephone interview. “His was just as professional as anybody.”
Horton hasn’t seen Harrington in years, but she said he has sent her a Christmas card and wreath every year since her 1999 divorce.
“It was a long time ago, so I suppose anything can change, but the kind of person they’re portraying in the news is not the kind of person who sends you a Christmas” card, she said.
Associated Press writers Traci Carl in Carefree, Ariz., and Jeannie Nuss in Little Rock, Ark., contributed to this report.