The wife of U.S. Representative Charles Boustany is defending him against prostitution allegations made against him in a new book.

Bridget Boustany sent out an email to supporters on Monday describing the "false attacks" aimed at disrupting her husband's bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana.

While Mrs. Boustany doesn't use the word "prostitution", she does talk of people who have "called his character into question."

The book causing the controversy is called "Murder in the Bayou" and it's written by Ethan Brown. He claims that Charles Boustany was involved with prostitutes who were killed in Jefferson Parish. Brown cites multiple anonymous sources.

He does not allege the congressman was involved in the slayings.

Boustany's campaign has denied the claims.

Boustany is one of 24 contenders for the upcoming Senate race on November 8. The seat is open because David Vitter isn't running for re-election.

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