Timeshare Mogul David Siegel Claims He Won Florida for Bush in 2000: "May Not Necessarily Have Been Legal"

| by Michael Allen

David Siegel, the owner of Westgate Resorts, a timeshare company, is reportedly claiming that he was "personally responsible" for George W. Bush's 2000 presidential victory, which he says "may not necessarily have been legal."

Siegel and his wife Jackie (pictured here) appear in the upcoming documentary 'The Queen of Versailles,' as he builds a 90,000-square-foot home in Florida modeled after Versailles, reports the HuffingtonPost.com.

Magnolia Pictures, the film's distributor, has not made a video clip of Siegel's statement available to the media yet.

The film shows multiple photos of Bush and Siegel, who was not happy with the film.

Reuters reports: "On the eve of the film's premiere at Sundance, Siegel filed a defamation lawsuit over the portrayal of his business, which continues to wind its way through federal court."

In Orlando Magazine, in 2009, Siegel said: "It was legal ... I got [Bush] 2,000 votes in Florida."