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Title: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 29, 2017, 04:28:54 AM
http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/29/media/matt-lauer/index.html


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: George Whorewell on November 29, 2017, 04:31:09 AM
http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/29/media/matt-lauer/index.html

This is an outrage.


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Yamcha on November 29, 2017, 04:31:42 AM
http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/29/media/matt-lauer/index.html

what a beautiful way to start my day! (except for the link to CNN, of course)


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Thin Lizzy on November 29, 2017, 04:33:01 AM
 8)

Donald J. Trump
@real DonaldTrump

Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack’s past!


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: George Whorewell on November 29, 2017, 04:34:09 AM
8)

Donald J. Trump
@real DonaldTrump

Wow, Matt Lauer was just fired from NBC for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” But when will the top executives at NBC & Comcast be fired for putting out so much Fake News. Check out Andy Lack’s past!

LOL


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 29, 2017, 04:36:52 AM
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/29/business/media/nbc-matt-lauer.html

 :o


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 29, 2017, 05:29:14 AM
Matt Lauer Fired by NBC Amidst Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Yahoo ^ | 29 November 2017 | Alana Horowitz Satlin
Posted on 11/29/2017, 7:23:58 AM by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

NBC has fired longtime ‘Today’ host Matt Lauer following allegations of workplace misconduct, the network announced on Wednesday.

“We are devastated,” ‘Today’ co-host Savannah Gutherie said in a visually emotional statement. “All we can say is we are heartbroken.”

Gutherie said that NBC News chairman Andy Lack informed employees of the decision on Tuesday night after having received a complaint about Lauer's behavior the night before. She read Lack's note on-air, noting that while the network says it had never received a complaint about Lauer before, it has "reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.

"We received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Layer," she said. "It represented, after a serious review, a clear violation of our company's standards. As a result, we've decided to terminate his employment. While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he has been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident. our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected. and any action that runs counter to our core values are met with consequences. we are saddened by these events. we will face it together as a news organization and do it as transparent a manner as we can.

(Excerpt) Read more at us.yahoo.com ...



Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 29, 2017, 05:54:55 AM
Matt Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted staffer during Olympics
New York Post ^ | 11/29/2017 | Emily Smith
Posted on 11/29/2017, 8:24:48 AM by Dr. Scarpetta

Matt Lauer allegedly sexually assaulted a female NBC staffer during the Rio Olympics, sources told Page Six.

The staffer, who has not been named and wishes to remain anonymous, complained to NBC bosses yesterday, prompting NBC News bosses to move fast and fire him.

A source told Page Six, “An NBC staffer come forward with a claim that Matt sexually assaulted her at the Olympics.

There have been rumors about Matt having affairs with subordinates at NBC for years, but those were believed to be consensual. This incident in Rio was not.”

Another source tells us that the decision to fire Lauer was made late last night by NBC News chairman Andy Lack.

Lauer’s firing comes amid rumors that numerous news outlets were working on stories about the Today anchor alleged sexual misconduct.

(Excerpt) Read more at pagesix.com ...


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Thin Lizzy on November 29, 2017, 06:01:53 AM
Trump’s on a roll:

Donald J. Trump
@real DonaldTrump

“So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of Phil Griffin? And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the “unsolved mystery” that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!”


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 29, 2017, 06:02:51 AM
Liberal women on my FB page in utter shock - ha!!!   FNG ding bats


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Thin Lizzy on November 29, 2017, 06:31:12 AM
Liberal women on my FB page in utter shock - ha!!!   FNG ding bats

But Trump...!!!!


Title: Dem Congressman Calling For Trump Impeachment ‘Had SEX With Drug-Addicted Staff.
Post by: Coach is Back! on November 29, 2017, 07:57:51 AM
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/stunning-democrat-congressman-calling-trump-impeachment-sex-drug-addicted-staffer-sued/


Title: Re: Dem Congressman Calling For Trump Impeachment ‘Had SEX With Drug-Addicted Staff.
Post by: Agnostic007 on November 29, 2017, 11:15:58 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KTRK) --
Rep. Al Green (TX-9, D) denied any wrongdoing stemming from a 2007 incident with a staffer in a written statement Monday.

"In the present climate, we wish to jointly quiet any curious minds about our former and present relationship with one another," Green wrote. The statement was signed by Green and the former staffer.

In a lawsuit Green filed, but quickly withdrew in 2008, Green's lawyers said the staffer alleged Green and the woman "had a romantic encounter on one evening at her home in May of 2007." Green's 2008 federal lawsuit sought to stop the filing of any further court action against the congressman.

According to Green's lawsuit, the staffer claimed she had suffered workplace retaliation, a hostile work environment, and adverse workplace conditions because of the "alleged romantic moment."

The matter was settled shortly after, Green said.

"At an unfortunate time in our lives, when both of our feelings were hurt, we hastily made allegations and charges against one another that have absolutely been resolved," Green's statement said Monday. "As consenting friends, we both regret our former claims and have since then maintained our respectful friendship."

"This matter has been resolved without payment of any money or transfer of any consideration of any kind by either of us to the other," the pair said jointly in the statement.

Green's communications director told ABC13 the incident "did not involve the Congressional Office, nor the Office of Employment Counsel and did not involve the use of any taxpayer money."

Reached by phone, the former staffer declined comment. Her attorney similarly declined comment.

Green's attorneys haven't returned phone calls requesting comment.


Outrageous!!


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 29, 2017, 12:39:48 PM
https://www.salon.com/2017/11/29/katie-couric-in-2012-matt-lauer-pinches-me-on-the-ass-a-lot


ha!! 


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 29, 2017, 01:14:25 PM
https://pagesix.com/2017/11/29/more-women-accuse-matt-lauer-of-sexual-harassment/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPFacebook&utm_medium=SocialFlow&sr_share=facebook


Whoa!!! 



Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Thin Lizzy on November 29, 2017, 02:59:46 PM
https://pagesix.com/2017/11/29/more-women-accuse-matt-lauer-of-sexual-harassment/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPFacebook&utm_medium=SocialFlow&sr_share=facebook


Whoa!!!  



I was expecting this. No way that was going to be an isolated incident:

Sounds like they’re getting out in front of the story before the avalanche of complaints start coming in.


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Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: AbrahamG on November 29, 2017, 03:35:28 PM
http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/29/media/matt-lauer/index.html

Let's agree that he is a sanctimonious piece of shit.  But, if you consider him a liberal then you don't know
liberal. 


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Dos Equis on November 29, 2017, 04:10:21 PM
Another hypocritical liberal bites the dust.

Matt Lauer: 20 Years of Bias in the Morning
By Kyle Drennen | January 6, 2017
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2017/01/06/matt-lauer-20-years-bias-morning


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: tonymctones on November 29, 2017, 04:53:08 PM
Let's agree that he is a sanctimonious piece of shit.  But, if you consider him a liberal then you don't know
liberal. 
If you dont think he is a liberal that says a lot about where you are on the political spectrum


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: AbrahamG on November 29, 2017, 05:13:05 PM
If you dont think he is a liberal that says a lot about where you are on the political spectrum

No, on the contrary.  What you guys call "liberal" today would be 70's Republicans.  Not much difference
between Gerald Ford and B.H. Obama.  Or Reagan and Obama for that matter.  You guys live in the Fox News
bubble and it is eroding our way of life and NOT making us great.


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Dos Equis on November 29, 2017, 05:39:29 PM
If you dont think he is a liberal that says a lot about where you are on the political spectrum

Right?


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Dos Equis on November 29, 2017, 05:40:28 PM
No, on the contrary.  What you guys call "liberal" today would be 70's Republicans.  Not much difference
between Gerald Ford and B.H. Obama.  Or Reagan and Obama for that matter.  You guys live in the Fox News
bubble and it is eroding our way of life and NOT making us great.

What specific policy positions are you talking about? 


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 29, 2017, 06:01:35 PM
No, on the contrary.  What you guys call "liberal" today would be 70's Republicans.  Not much difference
between Gerald Ford and B.H. Obama.  Or Reagan and Obama for that matter.  You guys live in the Fox News
bubble and it is eroding our way of life and NOT making us great.

 Lol.  Lib fag.


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Agnostic007 on November 29, 2017, 07:13:33 PM
Lol.  Lib fag.

excellent comment.. added so much to the conversation,, brilliant!  ::)


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: AbrahamG on November 29, 2017, 09:40:58 PM
What specific policy positions are you talking about? 

Off the top of my head, Obamacare as you rubes call it is really Romney-care which is really Heritage Foundation Care.  I know, both scorching
liberals. 


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: loco on November 30, 2017, 01:37:28 AM
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Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: loco on November 30, 2017, 01:39:52 AM
No, on the contrary.  What you guys call "liberal" today would be 70's Republicans.  Not much difference
between Gerald Ford and B.H. Obama.  Or Reagan and Obama for that matter.  You guys live in the Fox News
bubble and it is eroding our way of life and NOT making us great.

Interesting.  So are Hillary, Obama, Biden, and Bernie conservatives?  Did Matt Lauer vote for Trump?


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 02:40:00 AM
Off the top of my head, Obamacare as you rubes call it is really Romney-care which is really Heritage Foundation Care.  I know, both scorching
liberals. 

Nice try fool.  So the Kenyan fool took a horrible republican think tank plan and made it his own and some how that is the republicans fault ?   Amazing what you libs will forgive


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 05:16:22 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5130213/Matt-Lauer-flashed-penis-woman-bought-employee-sex-toy.html

sounds like rape to me. 


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 08:42:21 AM
Then-married former NBC employee claims Lauer sexually assaulted her until she passed out in office
Fox News ^ | 30 Nov 17 | Edmund DeMarche
Posted on 11/30/2017, 8:30:42 AM by SkyPilot

Matt Lauer, the disgraced former anchor of NBC's "Today" show who was fired Wednesday for “inappropriate sexual behavior,” once summoned a married female employee to his office, locked the door and sexually assaulted her until she passed out, the New York Times reported after interviewing the accuser.

The alleged incident occurred in 2001. The woman, who was not named in the report, told the Times that she was in her 40s at the time.

According to the report, Lauer was behind his desk and she took a seat in the office. She said he locked the door from a button at his desk and he asked her to unbutton her blouse. She said she complied and claims he got up from his desk, approached her from behind, bent her over his desk and had sex.

Woke up on the floor

Matt Lauer has been terminated from NBC News. On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. pic.twitter.com/1A3UAZpvPb — TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 29, 2017

She claims that she passed out during intercourse and woke up later on the floor in his office. She said Lauer had his assistant take her to a nurse. She told the Times that Lauer never mentioned the encounter with her again and she said she left the network about a year later.

The accuser asked the paper not to identify her in the report. The paper said it contacted her ex-husband who said he remembered the alleged encounter. The two were reportedly separated in 2001 and are now divorced.

The Times report said NBC received at least two more complaints about Lauer after the network announced he was fired prior to Wednesday’s "Today"...

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


Title: Liberal Fool Russell Simmons accused of rape. Steps down from his company.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 09:06:23 AM
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/writer-jenny-lumet-russell-simmons-sexually-violated-me-guest-column-1062934


Title: Re: Liberal Fool Russell Simmons accused of rape. Steps down from his company.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 09:12:22 AM
Writer Jenny Lumet: Russell Simmons Sexually Violated Me (Guest Column)
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The screenwriter of 'Rachel Getting Married' and 'The Mummy' (and the daughter of filmmaker Sidney Lumet) details a terrifying encounter with the legendary music producer, who says he is stepping down from his businesses in the wake of the new claims.
Russell Simmons, a prolific music and TV producer and co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, was accused of sexual assault and harassment by model Keri Claussen Khalighi in a Nov. 19 article in the Los Angeles Times. Simmons then denied the incident in a letter published Nov. 22 by The Hollywood Reporter. The letter prompted Jenny Lumet, an award-winning screenwriter (Rachel Getting Married, The Mummy), the daughter of filmmaker Sidney Lumet, and granddaughter of singer/activist Lena Horne, to pen a response detailing her own experience with Simmons.

On Nov. 22, 2017, Russell Simmons wrote:

“I have never committed any acts of aggression or violence in my life.  I would never knowingly cause fear or harm to anyone.”

Dear Russell:

I met you around 1987, through Rick Rubin, who has always been kind to me.  Rick knew my sister through N.Y.U. and asked me, at the upstairs bar in a nightclub called the Palladium, to be in a movie you were producing that Rick was directing, starring RUN DMC. It was, frankly, a lousy movie and I was terrible in it.

Over the next three or four years, I would see you out and about, at a nightclub called Nell’s, mostly. I don’t recall you and I ever just going out to dinner, or having a one-to-one experience; we were always in groups, and we had many, many mutual friends.  You were charming and funny and charismatic and self-deprecating. Not being in the music business made it possible for me to relax around you.  And you were a fan of my grandmother, respected her, and told me so.  You seemed sincere.

You pursued me, lightly, on and off, over a course of years, saying you had a thing for a “little yellow girl” (me).  I rebuffed.  It wasn’t deep, as far as I knew. It was never a big deal.  You had, I assumed, many women in your orbit.

Once you sent me 250 balloons with the note “Please baby, please baby, baby, baby, baby” after a character in a Spike Lee movie.  It was light, fun, and flattering.  We continued to socialize in the same places.  We continued to have a large group of mutual friends.

One night circa 1991, when I was around 24, I was at a restaurant called Indochine. I had worked there when I was 17, as the coat check girl, and I enjoyed returning. I still knew some of the staff at this point, and felt quite comfortable there.  I remember I was wearing one of the Azzedine Alaia tops that were everywhere that year. And hoop earrings. I think it was cool enough for a jacket.  Because I remember being glad I had a jacket by the end of that night.

You had a car and a driver that evening. Sometime later, you offered me a ride to my home.  I said, sure. During the making of the RUN DMC movie, I had been in vans with you and other crew members.  I don’t recall having accepted a ride home alone with you before that night.

At no time that night did I say: “Russell, I will go home with you”.  Or, “Come home with me.” Or “I will have sex with you.”  Or “I have the desire to have sex with you.”

I believe it was an SUV, because I recall having to step up into the car. I don’t know about makes or models. I think the driver was already in the car.

I got into the car with you. The driver began to drive.  I assumed you knew where I lived, because you had sent me 250 balloons, but I gave the driver my address on 19th Street and 2nd Avenue. 

You said to the driver: “No.”

I didn’t understand, so I said: “Russell?” 

I said, again, to the driver: “19th Street.”

Again you said to the driver:  “No. ”

Then, the car doors locked. It was loud. The noise made me jump.

Russell Simmons   
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Russell Simmons and Brett Ratner Accused of Teaming Up to Engage in Sexual Misconduct
I didn’t recognize you at that moment. It was disorienting. It was disorienting. I say it twice, now, because you said “No” twice, then.

I couldn’t open the doors. I couldn’t open the windows. The car was moving. The driver did not stop. He did not take me to 19th Street. He took me to your apartment.

I didn’t try to kick the windows out. I didn’t punch or kick. I didn’t say “What are you doing?”  My voice left me after the second “No”.

I felt dread and disorientation. I wanted to go home. I said I wanted to go home. I didn’t recognize the man next to me. I didn’t know if the situation would turn violent. I remember thinking that I must be crazy; I remember hoping that the Russell I knew would return any moment.

The car stopped at the curb. I don’t recall the street. I recall the driver opening the door from the outside, and you behind me. I was between the two of you. Not wedged, just in the space between you. I remember exchanging a look with the driver. He was unreadable.  It was chilly out.  It was me and these two men.

I felt dread. I was tremulous. Off my feet. I felt an intense need to keep both of you calm. Was there a time or a space to run? I have no idea.  Would somebody else have run? I have no idea. There were two men. One of whom obeyed the other. It was an overwhelming feeling.

There was no well-lit lobby or doorman at the entrance we used. I would guess it was not the main entrance to the building. I believe there was a door from street level that opened into a space beneath the residential area of the building, in which there was a small, back elevator.  If I am wrong about the layout, then I am wrong. There were two men, and I was afraid.

You didn’t punch me, drag me or verbally threaten me.  You used your size to maneuver me, quickly, into the elevator. I said “Wait. Wait.”  I felt dread.  I was very, very sad.  I didn’t know if the driver was a further threat, or an ally. I was both relieved and terrified when he did not get into the elevator. Alone in the elevator, you pressed me into the corner with your body, your hands and your mouth.

The elevator did not stop on the way up to your apartment. I was moved very quickly inside. I recall hearing the apartment door closing behind us.

I saw no one else. I recall you were behind me. I was still hoping the Russell I knew would reappear, as I could not recognize the man moving me deeper into the apartment -- the man who had said “No” to his driver. Twice.

You moved me into a bedroom. I said “Wait.” You said nothing.

I made the trade in my mind. I thought “just keep him calm and you’ll get home.” Maybe another person would have thought differently, or not made the trade.

  It was dark, but not pitch dark. You closed the door.

At that point, I simply did what I was told.

There was penetration. At one point you were only semi-erect and appeared frustrated. Angry? I remember being afraid that you would deem that my fault and become violent. I did not know if you were angry, but I was afraid that you were.

I desperately wanted to keep the situation from escalating. I wanted you to feel that I was not going to be difficult. I wanted to stay as contained as I could.

You told me to turn over on my stomach. You said something about a part of my body. You did not ejaculate inside me.

When it was over, I got my clothes and quickly went down in the elevator by myself.  You didn’t try to stop me. I went home in a taxi. I was grateful to be secure in my home. I never told anyone this story until October 27th of this year (after the Harvey Weinstein story was in the news, but weeks before the first public claims were made against you), when I told a girlfriend from childhood.

“Abusing women in any way shape or form violates the very core of my being.”— Russell Simmons

We encountered each other socially many times after that night. We had a score of mutual friends. We may have been photographed proximately, or together. The dynamic between us was different, muted. I never sought you out, nor did I run from a place or event upon seeing you. I feel confident in saying we nodded at each other, said hello. I strove for an affect of normalcy. And I never said anything to you about that night. You have never said anything to me.

Specifically, we saw each other at the Vanity Fair Party after the Academy Awards in 2005, the year my father won the Lifetime Achievement Award. I saw you again at the NAACP Image Awards, briefly, in 2009. I believe you were there with your daughters. We both accepted awards that night. I encountered you at a party in Los Angeles before the 2011 Academy Awards, during which there was a planned tribute to my grandmother, who had just passed away. These were events that were supposed to be happy, and they were tainted.

I don’t recall ever meeting any of the women who have spoken out against you, Russell. But I can’t leave those women twisting in the wind. Maybe the recalling of this incident can be helpful. I don’t know if it can.

I have built a life in the past 25 years, and a reputation in my industry. I need no one to have this visualization of me. I will, like the others, lose work because of this. I realize how privileged I am to be able to risk that. I have children. I’m aware that every mistake, act of thoughtlessness, hypocrisy or cruelty I’ve committed in my 50 years will be excavated, and they’ll see all of it.

There is so much guilt, and so much shame. There is an excruciating internal reckoning. As a woman of color, I cannot express how wrenching it is to write this about a successful man of color. Again, shame about who I was years ago, choices made years ago. In this very moment, I feel a pang to protect your daughters. I don’t think you are inclined to protect mine.

In response to this article, Simmons responds that he is stepping down from his various businesses to "commit myself to continuing my personal growth, spiritual learning and above all to listening." His full statement is below.

I have been informed with great anguish of Jenny Lumet’s recollection about our night together in 1991. I know Jenny and her family and have seen her several times over the years since the evening she described. While her memory of that evening is very different from mine, it is now clear to me that her feelings of fear and intimidation are real. While I have never been violent, I have been thoughtless and insensitive in some of my relationships over many decades and I sincerely apologize.

This is a time of great transition. The voices of the voiceless, those who have been hurt or shamed, deserve and need to be heard. As the corridors of power inevitably make way for a new generation, I don’t want to be a distraction so I am removing myself from the businesses that I founded. The companies will now be run by a new and diverse generation of extraordinary executives who are moving the culture and consciousness forward. I will convert the studio for yogic science into a not-for-profit center of learning and healing. As for me, I will step aside and commit myself to continuing my personal growth, spiritual learning and above all to listening.


Title: Re: Liberal Fool Russell Simmons accused of rape. Steps down from his company.
Post by: Thin Lizzy on November 30, 2017, 09:21:20 AM
But Trump...!!!!!!


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 09:32:11 AM
https://pagesix.com/2017/11/29/matt-lauer-accused-of-sexting-nbc-intern-and-staffers



Title: Re: Liberal Fool Russell Simmons accused of rape. Steps down from his company.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 10:02:35 AM
But Trump...!!!!!!

Before the end of all this  - there won't be a single liberal left not accused of sexual misconduct.  Bunch of degenerates and reprobates. 


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 10:06:25 AM
Matt Lauer Breaks Silence on Sexual Misconduct Claims
hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 11/30/17 | Hilary Lewis
Posted on 11/30/2017, 12:40:02 PM by ColdOne

NBC News' 'Today' show released the statement from the former co-host at the top of Thursday's show.

Matt Lauer has broken his silence on the sexual harassment and assault claims made against him yesterday.

The former Today co-host released the following statement that was read by Savannah Guthrie at the top of Thursday's show: "There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly. Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I'm committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job. The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It's been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace."

A statement from Matt Lauer: “There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions...” pic.twitter.com/f93rHXqKQD — TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 30, 2017

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


Title: Re: Liberal Fool Russell Simmons accused of rape. Steps down from his company.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 10:10:22 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/04/politics/russell-simmons-hillary-clinton-endorsement/index.html


 ;D  :D  :D  :D


Title: Re: Liberal Fool Russell Simmons accused of rape. Steps down from his company.
Post by: polychronopolous on November 30, 2017, 10:13:41 AM
Before the end of all this  - there won't be a single liberal left not accused of sexual misconduct.  Bunch of degenerates and reprobates. 

You got that right my man.


Title: Re: Liberal Fool Russell Simmons accused of rape. Steps down from his company.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 10:27:16 AM
Russell Simmons Steps Away From Companies In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Revelations Involving Jenny Lumet

by Mike Fleming Jr
November 30, 2017 6:39am

 

Another alleged sexual predator bites the dust. Russell Simmons has just announced he is stepping away from his empire, and he just released a statement addressing charges leveled against him by Jenny Lumet, the daughter of director Sidney Lumet and the screenwriter of Rachel Getting Married and other films. She wrote a guest column in THR this morning charging that Simmons sexually assaulted her. Responding to a claim by Simmons that he never harmed a woman, she wrote in graphic terms of a night in which, after claiming he would give a ride home, instead instructed the driver to lock the doors, and take her to his home. There, he sexually assaulted her, Lumet wrote. This behavior came after years of Simmons trying unsuccessfully to get Lumet to date him, she wrote.


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Simmons had been named previously in an alleged assault that was intertwined with his longtime friend Brett Ratner, who has also been disgraced in the ongoing scandals that saw him removed from RatPac Entertainment. Simmons just issued this statement:


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“I have been informed with great anguish of Jenny Lumet’s recollection about our night together in 1991. I know Jenny and her family and have seen her several times over the years since the evening she described. While her memory of that evening is very different from mine, it is now clear to me that her feelings of fear and intimidation are real. While I have never been violent, I have been thoughtless and insensitive in some of my relationships over many decades and I sincerely and humbly apologize.

This is a time of great transition. The voices of the voiceless, those who have been hurt or shamed, deserve and need to be heard. As the corridors of power inevitably make way for a new generation, I don’t want to be a distraction so I am removing myself from the businesses that I founded. The companies will now be run by a new and diverse generation of extraordinary executives who are moving the culture and consciousness forward. I will convert the studio for yogic science into a not-for-profit center of learning and healing. As for me, I will step aside and commit myself to continuing my personal growth, spiritual learning and above all to listening.”

 


Title: Re: Liberal Fool Russell Simmons accused of rape. Steps down from his company.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 10:57:27 AM
Russell Simmons steps down after sexual assault allegation (another lefty bites the dust)
CNN ^ | 11/30/2017 | Chloe Melas
Posted on 11/30/2017, 10:52:35 AM

Russell Simmons is stepping down from his companies in the wake of an accusation of harassment and sexual assault. Simmons, the founder of hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings and CEO of Rush Communications, released a statement on Thursday after screenwriter Jenny Lumet accused him of forcing her to have sex with him in 1991. She detailed the encounter in a guest column published by The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. "I have been informed with great anguish of Jenny Lumet's recollection about our night together in 1991," Simmons said in a statement. "I know Jenny and her family and have seen her several times over the years since the evening she described. While her memory of that evening is very different from mine, it is now clear to me that her feelings of fear and intimidation are real. While I have never been violent, I have been thoughtless and insensitive in some of my relationships over many decades and I sincerely and humbly apologize."

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In other words - there were others and soon to come out. 



Title: Famed Liberal Playright and Mentor - Israel Horivtz accused by 9 women of abuse.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 11:03:46 AM
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/theater/israel-horovitz-sexual-misconduct.html


Dropping like flies. 


Title: Re: Famed Liberal Playright and Mentor - Israel Horivtz accused by 9 women of abuse.
Post by: mazrim on November 30, 2017, 11:22:42 AM
Obviously, these guys are creeps but some of these women are as well. He cupped her breasts and she says,"Thank you."? C'mon. Latest accuser of Franken is as well. Before a picture he held her breast for 5 to 10 seconds and she was so mortified she continued on with the picture and turned towards him and pressed her cheek against his with a big old smile. Pic is online. Some of these people are jumping on the bandwagon, etc.


Title: Re: Famed Liberal Playright and Mentor - Israel Horivtz accused by 9 women of abuse.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 11:36:41 AM
Obviously, these guys are creeps but some of these women are as well. He cupped her breasts and she says,"Thank you."? C'mon. Latest accuser of Franken is as well. Before a picture he held her breast for 5 to 10 seconds and she was so mortified she continued on with the picture and turned towards him and pressed her cheek against his with a big old smile. Pic is online. Some of these people are jumping on the bandwagon, etc.


This story is pretty detailed on this guy.  Even his son says he believes all these women. 


Title: Re: Famed Liberal Playright and Mentor - Israel Horivtz accused by 9 women of abuse.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 11:40:16 AM
https://pagesix.com/2017/11/30/beastie-boys-adam-horovitz-believes-sexual-misconduct-allegations-about-his-father


Yikes - all these liberal creeps are being exposed for such slime. 


Title: Re: Famed Liberal Playright and Mentor - Israel Horivtz accused by 9 women of abuse.
Post by: mazrim on November 30, 2017, 11:42:47 AM

This story is pretty detailed on this guy.  Even his son says he believes all these women. 
Oh, yes, I don't doubt it. May have been unclear. These guys have done awful things to many women but some of the women are jumping on the backs of those women.


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 12:10:41 PM
http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/30/meredith-vieira-matt-lauer-bag-sex-toys-sexual-misconduct-fired-today


 :D


Title: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 12:16:59 PM
NPR Chief News Editor Departs After Harassment Allegations


NPR's newsroom during election coverage on Nov. 8, 2016. The network has been rocked in recent weeks by allegations of sexual harassment.
Stephen Voss/NPR

NPR Chief News Editor David Sweeney has left the company following allegations of sexual harassment filed against him by at least three female journalists.

"David Sweeney is no longer on staff," Chris Turpin, acting senior vice president of news, said in an email to staff.

"This is a difficult time for our newsroom and I'm committed to supporting all of you as we move forward. I know you appreciate that there are some questions I cannot answer in keeping with our practice to not comment on personnel issues, but I will do my best to address those I can," Turpin added.

In the email to staff, Turpin says that senior manager Edith Chapin will resume her role as executive editor, assuming duties that Sweeney held most recently.

The email did not directly state the cause for Sweeney's departure. But this follows a formal internal review into his conduct, after three current and former NPR journalists made formal complaints against him.

Chairman Steps Down As NPR Grapples With Harassment Crisis
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Chairman Steps Down As NPR Grapples With Harassment Crisis
The complaints against Sweeney were filed after Michael Oreskes, NPR's senior vice president of news and editorial director, was forced to resign on Nov. 1 over sexual misconduct allegations.

And it also followed greater scrutiny of the issue after revelations about Bill O'Reilly and the late Roger Ailes, both of Fox News, and prominent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

In the aftermath of the Oreskes revelations, NPR leadership has encouraged people who were subject to inappropriate behavior to come forward and is working to make the process of reporting harassment more transparent. It has also sought to strengthen protections for accusers.

As NPR has previously reported, one former NPR producer said that Sweeney unexpectedly kissed her in an encounter in 2002 while they were in a car on loan for a story. In 2007, an NPR journalist said that Sweeney attempted to kiss her when they went out for drinks to discuss her career. The two journalists spoke on condition they not be named.

A third journalist, NPR editor Lauren Hodges, said that Sweeney repeatedly made her the recipient of unwanted attention and unsolicited gifts while he was her supervisor in a way that made her deeply uncomfortable.

In an emailed statement on Tuesday after NPR's announcement, Hodges said she was pleased with the outcome. "I hope it provides a loud, clear message to anyone struggling with harassment...and more importantly, to those who think they can get away with it," she wrote.

Sweeney could not immediately be reached to respond to Turpin's announcement. This story will be updated with his comment.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 12:25:13 PM
https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/pictures/hollywood-sexual-misconduct-scandals/ed-westwick


 :D


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Dos Equis on November 30, 2017, 12:27:07 PM
I have a feeling this is going to be a really long thread.   :o


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: loco on November 30, 2017, 12:27:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYFcOhuoNso


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 12:44:24 PM
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/variety-reporter-to-cnn-today-co-hosts-knew-about-matt-lauer-allegations

 :o


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 01:03:49 PM
https://decider.com/2017/11/30/meredith-vieira-found-a-huge-bag-of-sex-toys-in-matt-lauers-office/?_ga=2.186145004.451257145.1511992083-1176358695.1475252340


GMAFB like they didnt know.  Please they are all laughing about his bag of sex toys in the office. 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 01:23:42 PM
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/11/30/four-men-allege-sexual-misconduct-senate-president-husband/40ABgRdciNITE1kAYrWsUN/story.html


 :o  :o  :o

WTF!!!


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 01:26:05 PM
http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/29/jane-doe-lawsuit-unknown-celebrity-rape-hiv


WTF is going on today!!! 

Holy hell these libs are sick and demnted.  But oh pizzagate was fake - whatever.   ::)


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 01:44:55 PM
With Conyers almost gone, pressure mounts on Franken
Fox News ^ | 11/30/2017 | Chris Stirewalt
Posted on 11/30/2017, 4:00:46 PM by leaymane

It is remarkable to note that as Congress wrestles with enormously significant legislative proposals that the biggest story in Washington (or any place else) remains the “reckoning” over workplace sexual harassment.

Now, we know that part of this is prurient. Talking about sexual conduct, even in a negative context, is always going to be more interesting than corporate tax rates.

But the other, more significant part of all this is that the direction and work of the government very much depends on how these matters play out and who is the next to fall.

Democrats are currently bowing to reality about Rep. John Conyers D-Mich. Conyers, 88, has been checked into a Detroit hospital, having succumbed to “stress.” Whether the longest-serving House member leaves claiming physical incapacity or ends up acknowledging the severity of the allegations of misconduct against him doesn’t matter.

With House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi going from defending Conyers the “icon” on Sunday to calling for his resignation on today, it’s clear he won’t be able to stick it out for another year. Perhaps the staff that has held power and profited by Conyers position, even well into his dotage, can only convince him to explain his departure by infirmity. But go, he will.

This, of course, makes matter much worse for Minnesota Sen. Al Franken. Almost daily, new accusers continue to step forward claiming that Franken engaged in nearly identical behavior to that which forced his lame apology last week.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...



Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 02:01:12 PM
New Conyers accuser: He stripped in D.C. hotel room
MSN ^ | 11/29/2017 | Ryan W. Miller
Posted on 11/29/2017, 9:48:47 AM

Another former staff member for Rep. John Conyers alleged Tuesday the Michigan Democrat made unwanted sexual advances toward her multiple times. Serving as a deputy chief of staff at the time, Deanna Maher, 77, said Conyers stripped in front of her in a Washington hotel room in 1997.

"I was absolutely shaking, and he took off his clothes," Maher told CNN. "Then I figured out, 'Oh my god, what did I do? How stupid at my age that I walked in and got myself into a situation like that.'"

Maher, who was in her 50s at the time, told the Associated Press she "felt honored" to attend a three-day Congressional Black Caucus event with Conyers, but later discovered they would be sharing a two bedroom hotel suite.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Dos Equis on November 30, 2017, 02:37:37 PM
With Conyers almost gone, pressure mounts on Franken
Fox News ^ | 11/30/2017 | Chris Stirewalt
Posted on 11/30/2017, 4:00:46 PM by leaymane

It is remarkable to note that as Congress wrestles with enormously significant legislative proposals that the biggest story in Washington (or any place else) remains the “reckoning” over workplace sexual harassment.

Now, we know that part of this is prurient. Talking about sexual conduct, even in a negative context, is always going to be more interesting than corporate tax rates.

But the other, more significant part of all this is that the direction and work of the government very much depends on how these matters play out and who is the next to fall.

Democrats are currently bowing to reality about Rep. John Conyers D-Mich. Conyers, 88, has been checked into a Detroit hospital, having succumbed to “stress.” Whether the longest-serving House member leaves claiming physical incapacity or ends up acknowledging the severity of the allegations of misconduct against him doesn’t matter.

With House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi going from defending Conyers the “icon” on Sunday to calling for his resignation on today, it’s clear he won’t be able to stick it out for another year. Perhaps the staff that has held power and profited by Conyers position, even well into his dotage, can only convince him to explain his departure by infirmity. But go, he will.

This, of course, makes matter much worse for Minnesota Sen. Al Franken. Almost daily, new accusers continue to step forward claiming that Franken engaged in nearly identical behavior to that which forced his lame apology last week.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...



Franken's recent interview was terrible.  Feigned ignorance about any specifics regarding groping women.  How the heck can you not know if you're grabbing a woman's butt?? 

I really hope they send that dummy home. 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on November 30, 2017, 03:18:30 PM
I’d like to send this one out to all the pompous sanctimonious liberals who are now getting exactly what they deserve:


 8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYHx7KnuUFA


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Dos Equis on November 30, 2017, 03:53:33 PM
Senate Ethics Committee opens 'preliminary inquiry' into Al Franken allegations
By Samuel Chamberlain   | Fox News

Morgan Chalfant, reporter for The Hill, weighs in on allegations against the embattled Democratic senator from Minnesota.

The Senate Ethics Committee said Thursday that it had opened a 'preliminary inquiry' into groping allegations against Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.

"While the Committee does not generally comment on pending matters or matters that may come before it," it said in a statement, "in this instance, the Committee is publicly confirming that it has opened a preliminary inquiry into Senator Franken's alleged misconduct."

Six women have accused Franken of touching them inappropriately during various photo opportunities and campaign events. The accusations date from between 2003 and 2010.

Democratic senator from Minnesota addresses allegations of sexual misconduct, apologizes and says he will cooperate completely with ethics investigation.Video
Franken: I let a lot of people down, I'm tremendously sorry

Earlier Thursday, Army veteran Stephanie Kemplin, 41, told CNN that Franken had cupped her right breast when she stood next to him for a December 2003 photo during a USO Christmas tour in the Middle East. The blog Jezebel also reported Thursday that Fraken tried to give "a wet, open-mouthed kiss" to a woman described as a "former elected official in New England" at a 2006 political event.

Franken's office released a statement similar to those Franken has made in response to other allegations: "As Sen. Franken made clear this week, he takes thousands of photos and has met tens of thousands of people and he has never intentionally engaged in this kind of conduct. He remains fully committed to cooperating with the ethics investigation."

Franken, a former "Saturday Night Live" performer who was first elected to the Senate in 2008, apologized earlier this month to Leeann Tweeden, now a Los Angeles radio host, who said he forcibly kissed and groped her during a 2006 tour. Tweeden released a photo showing Franken posing with his hands on her chest as she naps wearing a flak vest aboard a military plane.

Three other women allege Franken grabbed their buttocks while posing with them for photos during separate campaign events in 2007, 2008 and 2010.

Franken has joined leaders of both parties in the Senate in asking for an ethics investigation against him.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/30/senate-ethics-committee-opens-preliminary-inquiry-into-al-franken-allegations.html


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Dos Equis on November 30, 2017, 03:57:40 PM
Off the top of my head, Obamacare as you rubes call it is really Romney-care which is really Heritage Foundation Care.  I know, both scorching
liberals. 

You the mean legislation that Romney said would not work at the federal level, and which every Republican in Congress voted against?  Doesn't make sense. 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 04:20:47 PM

ABC News ^
Posted on 11/30/2017, 6:57:03 PM by TigerClaws

The Congressional Office of Compliance secretly paid close to $100,000 in taxpayer funds to settle sexual harassment claims from at least two young male staffers who worked for disgraced former Congressman Eric Massa, multiple sources with direct knowledge of the matter told ABC News.

The claims were settled after Massa, a Democrat from upstate New York, resigned in 2010 amid a pending ethics investigation into allegations he groped and sexually harassed members of his staff.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Dos Equis on November 30, 2017, 04:28:17 PM
Fifth Accuser: Army Vet Claims Al Franken Groped Her in 2003
(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2017/11/Al-Franken-USO-Getty-640x481.jpg)
Al Franken USO (Sgt. Thomas Day / US Army / Getty)Sgt. Thomas Day / US Army / Getty
by JOHN NOLTE 30 Nov 2017

Army veteran Stephanie Kemplin told left-wing CNN Thursday that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) groped her breast in 2003 while the two of them took a photo together. At the time, Kemplin was stationed in Kuwait during the Iraq War. The married Franken was on a USO tour.

“When he put his arm around me, he groped my right breast. He kept his hand all the way over on my breast,” Kemplin told CNN. “I’ve never had a man put their arm around me and then cup my breast. So he was holding my breast on the side.” She said Franken held his hand there for at least 5 to 10 seconds.

Kemplin is now the fifth woman to accuse the Democrat of touching her inappropriately. All four of Franken’s previous accusers also claim that the groping occurred while taking a photograph with the disgraced senator. One of the women, though, Leeann Tweeden was asleep when the groping occurred, also during a USO tour:

(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2017/11/Franken-Groping-Leean-Tweeden.jpg)

Two of Franken’s accusers claim he groped them at campaign events while Franken was either a sitting senator or running for that office.

Kemplin appears to be a whole new low for Franken. Allegedly groping an active duty woman in the military while she is deployed overseas is undoubtedly beyond any decent person’s comprehension. CNN reports:

In one of multiple lengthy phone calls with a CNN reporter this week, Kemplin repeatedly broke into sobs.

“I was in a war zone… You were on a USO tour — are you trying to boost the morale of the troops or are you trying to boost your own?” she said. “I just feel so sorry for that young girl in that picture.”

She added that she felt “ashamed” and “embarrassed.”

Franken has so far refused to even consider resigning the U.S. Senate seat he has held since 2008.

As Breitbart News noted earlier this week, Franken has hid behind the idea that he accidentally groped these women during photo-ops:

With four separate women accusing Al Franken (D-MN) of groping them, the defiant U.S. senator went underground for the long weekend only to sit down for two disastrous interviews Monday morning.

In an interview with Minnesota Public Radio, when asked if additional women will come forward with accusations of groping, Franken admits, “I don’t know. I can’t say.”

In a second interview with WCCO, when asked if he ever groped a woman’s butt, Franken admitted, “I can’t say I haven’t done that.”

“With all due respect, people are going to find it hard to believe that someone such as yourself wouldn’t know that they were grabbing someone’s butt,” WOCO’s Esme Murphy asked.

“I can understand how some people would see it that way,” Franken replied.


“But have you ever placed a hand on some woman’s butt?”

“I can’t say that it hasn’t happened. In crowded chaotic situations, I can’t say I haven’t done that. I am very sorry if these women experienced that,” Franken admitted.


http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/30/fifth-accuser-army-vet-claims-al-franken-groped-2003/

Wait.  So he inadvertently grabbed women's butts when he took pictures in crowds?  How stupid is this guy? 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 04:56:34 PM

Another Beta Lib - typical

Fifth Accuser: Army Vet Claims Al Franken Groped Her in 2003
(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2017/11/Al-Franken-USO-Getty-640x481.jpg)
Al Franken USO (Sgt. Thomas Day / US Army / Getty)Sgt. Thomas Day / US Army / Getty
by JOHN NOLTE 30 Nov 2017

Army veteran Stephanie Kemplin told left-wing CNN Thursday that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) groped her breast in 2003 while the two of them took a photo together. At the time, Kemplin was stationed in Kuwait during the Iraq War. The married Franken was on a USO tour.

“When he put his arm around me, he groped my right breast. He kept his hand all the way over on my breast,” Kemplin told CNN. “I’ve never had a man put their arm around me and then cup my breast. So he was holding my breast on the side.” She said Franken held his hand there for at least 5 to 10 seconds.

Kemplin is now the fifth woman to accuse the Democrat of touching her inappropriately. All four of Franken’s previous accusers also claim that the groping occurred while taking a photograph with the disgraced senator. One of the women, though, Leeann Tweeden was asleep when the groping occurred, also during a USO tour:

(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2017/11/Franken-Groping-Leean-Tweeden.jpg)

Two of Franken’s accusers claim he groped them at campaign events while Franken was either a sitting senator or running for that office.

Kemplin appears to be a whole new low for Franken. Allegedly groping an active duty woman in the military while she is deployed overseas is undoubtedly beyond any decent person’s comprehension. CNN reports:

In one of multiple lengthy phone calls with a CNN reporter this week, Kemplin repeatedly broke into sobs.

“I was in a war zone… You were on a USO tour — are you trying to boost the morale of the troops or are you trying to boost your own?” she said. “I just feel so sorry for that young girl in that picture.”

She added that she felt “ashamed” and “embarrassed.”

Franken has so far refused to even consider resigning the U.S. Senate seat he has held since 2008.

As Breitbart News noted earlier this week, Franken has hid behind the idea that he accidentally groped these women during photo-ops:

With four separate women accusing Al Franken (D-MN) of groping them, the defiant U.S. senator went underground for the long weekend only to sit down for two disastrous interviews Monday morning.

In an interview with Minnesota Public Radio, when asked if additional women will come forward with accusations of groping, Franken admits, “I don’t know. I can’t say.”

In a second interview with WCCO, when asked if he ever groped a woman’s butt, Franken admitted, “I can’t say I haven’t done that.”

“With all due respect, people are going to find it hard to believe that someone such as yourself wouldn’t know that they were grabbing someone’s butt,” WOCO’s Esme Murphy asked.

“I can understand how some people would see it that way,” Franken replied.


“But have you ever placed a hand on some woman’s butt?”

“I can’t say that it hasn’t happened. In crowded chaotic situations, I can’t say I haven’t done that. I am very sorry if these women experienced that,” Franken admitted.


http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/30/fifth-accuser-army-vet-claims-al-franken-groped-2003/

Wait.  So he inadvertently grabbed women's butts when he took pictures in crowds?  How stupid is this guy? 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on November 30, 2017, 05:26:39 PM
He’s done. Sooner or later he’ll have to step down. I remember Weiner trying to hang on but eventually gave in. And he didn’t even do anything physical, just Sexting.


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: AbrahamG on November 30, 2017, 07:24:29 PM
You the mean legislation that Romney said would not work at the federal level, and which every Republican in Congress voted against?  Doesn't make sense. 

You asked me to name something.  I did.  You are butt hurt.  This is all you have got?  Go back to the circle jerk with sc and fake coach.  I am sure they are lonely.


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Dos Equis on November 30, 2017, 08:00:52 PM
You asked me to name something.  I did.  You are butt hurt.  This is all you have got?  Go back to the circle jerk with sc and fake coach.  I am sure they are lonely.

Look I wasn't expecting much from you.  You hardly ever contribute anything of substance.  But just so the peanut gallery is clear about how dumb you sound, here is what you said:

No, on the contrary.  What you guys call "liberal" today would be 70's Republicans.  Not much difference
between Gerald Ford and B.H. Obama.  Or Reagan and Obama for that matter.  You guys live in the Fox News
bubble and it is eroding our way of life and NOT making us great.

You said today's Republicans are actually 1970s liberals and claimed no difference between Reagan and Obama (I am laughing out loud as I type this.   ;D)

When I asked you for an example, you referenced Obamacare.  Anyone who is reasonably intelligent (and not a hack) can see that Obamacare doesn't have squat to do with your contention that Reagan and Obama are the same, or that today's Republicans are liberals, particularly when every Republican in Congress voted against Obamacare. 

Now, if you have something substantive that actually supports your contention, I'll consider it.  Go ahead, give a try.  You can do it.   :)

Ok wait.  Never mind.  No you can't. 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on November 30, 2017, 08:12:54 PM
Skip to comments.

Disney Knew: John Lasseter Issued ‘Handler’ to Protect Female Staffers from Harassment
Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | November 30, 2017 | John Nolte
Posted on 11/30/2017, 11:07:10 PM by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

To protect staffers from John Lasseter’s alleged predations, the Pixar chief was assigned a “handler to ensure he would not engage in inappropriate conduct with women, two people with direct knowledge of the situation,” told Deadline.

Deadline believes this is “evidence Disney may well have been aware of troubling behavior on the part of the digital animation pioneer.”

Lasseter is now on a six-month leave of absence following reports of inappropriate touching. The Deadline report, however, opens up a whole new series of allegations and, if true, undoubtedly proves the enabling of Lasseter was institutionalized within the Walt Disney Company:

At the animator’s insistence, Disney flew the women to a New York event. One Pixar employee became the designated escort as Lasseter took the young women out drinking one night, and to a party the following evening.
“He was inappropriate with the fairies,” said the former Pixar executive, referring to physical contact that included long hugs. “We had to have someone make sure he wasn’t alone with them.”

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boycotthollywood; chaperone; disney; johnlasseter; perv


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 01, 2017, 04:35:22 AM
http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/30/media/vice-media-firings-workplace-conduct/index.html


 ;)


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 01, 2017, 05:23:40 AM
NPR And PBS, The Biggest Harassment Hypocrites
Townhall.com ^ | Dec 01, 2017 | Brent Bozell
Posted on 12/1/2017, 12:28:06 AM by Oshkalaboomboom

The swift revolution against sexual harassment is ending the careers of a series of media "icons," left and right. But perhaps nowhere is this hypocrisy more notable (and deeper) than at PBS and NPR. These were the entities that made sexual harassment the boiling feminist issue when Anita Hill testified during Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearing in 1991.

Here's an easy question: Why didn't this sudden spirit of self-discovery and investigation happen back then? Or in any year since? It could have happened when then-President Bill Clinton settled with Paula Jones in 1998, or even last year as these networks enjoyed reporting on sexual harassment scandals inside Fox News. All along the way, it appears that very same sexual harassment was alive at both PBS and NPR.

And mum was the word.

In case you missed the trend -- and with all the other scandals breaking, who could blame you? -- on Nov. 1, NPR first forced out its vice president of news, Michael Oreskes, following accusations of sexual harassment during his tenure at NPR and The New York Times. Soon after he stepped down, five complaints were filed by women of NPR. On Nov. 3, The Washington Post said that "NPR's employees unleashed their fury" at CEO Jarl Mohn "over his handling of a sexual harassment scandal that appears to have spread." A few days later, Mohn took a medical leave.

The TV folks at PBS followed on Nov. 21, when they abruptly ended its broadcasts of longtime talk-show host Charlie Rose.

On Nov. 29, NPR followed that by firing Chief News Editor David Sweeney, who'd been at the taxpayer-subsidized radio network since 1993, for allegedly harassing subordinates.

That same day, Minnesota Public Radio cut all business ties with star Garrison Keillor of "A Prairie Home Companion" for alleged sexual misconduct. Keillor was especially dismissive of the charges, which came right after he wrote a Washington Post commentary in which he ridiculed the demands for Sen. Al Franken to resign over allegedly groping women as "absurd." Confident of his sex appeal at age 75, Keillor boasted, "If I had a dollar for every woman who asked to take a selfie with me and who slipped an arm around me and let it drift down below the beltline, I'd have at least a hundred dollars."

Indeed, there seems to have been something smarmy about Keillor all along. Meet Garrison Keillor: sexual harassment victim. Howard Mortman of C-SPAN tweeted out an old National Press Club address by Keillor from April 7, 1994, in which Keillor proclaimed, "A world in which there is no sexual harassment at all is a world in which there will not be any flirtation."

This line did not make the press accounts at the time. Instead, the Associated Press reported the part of the speech where Keillor "chided the press" for trying to keep from the American people the "terrible truth" that "America gets along pretty well," and the fact that Clinton "is a soulful man" who "enjoys his work."

Bill Clinton, soulful harasser ... meet Garrison Keillor, soulful harasser.

The bifurcated public funding/private business nature of public broadcasting made men like Rose and Keillor less accountable, as there was not always a human resources department to handle complaints. They are profit-making multimillionaire contractors who acted as their own bosses. Their female employees were sitting ducks.

In what way, then, is "public" broadcasting morally superior to corporate broadcasting? And how deep is the hypocrisy on the left considering it waited decades to hold sexual harassers in its own taxpayer-funded ideological sandboxes accountable? They don't deserve one more red cent from taxpaying Americans.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 01, 2017, 01:13:03 PM
Clinton on Matt Lauer: 'Every day I believe more in karma'
thehill.com ^ | 12/1/17 | John Bowden
Posted on 12/1/2017, 4:07:54 PM by ColdOne

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented Thursday night on longtime NBC host Matt Lauer's firing, remarking that she believes in the concept of karma a little more "every day," Philly Voice reports.

Clinton was speaking in Philadelphia as part of her national book tour promoting her memoir, "What Happened," which looks at her unsuccessful 2016 presidential campaign.

“Every day I believe more in karma,” Clinton said when asked about Lauer's firing, before lumping him in with several other “men who shaped the narrative” who have been fired over similar allegations of sexual misconduct.

“The only way we will get sexism out of politics is to get more women in politics,” she added.

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Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Dos Equis on December 01, 2017, 02:03:55 PM
Clinton on Matt Lauer: 'Every day I believe more in karma'
thehill.com ^ | 12/1/17 | John Bowden
Posted on 12/1/2017, 4:07:54 PM by ColdOne

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented Thursday night on longtime NBC host Matt Lauer's firing, remarking that she believes in the concept of karma a little more "every day," Philly Voice reports.

Clinton was speaking in Philadelphia as part of her national book tour promoting her memoir, "What Happened," which looks at her unsuccessful 2016 presidential campaign.

“Every day I believe more in karma,” Clinton said when asked about Lauer's firing, before lumping him in with several other “men who shaped the narrative” who have been fired over similar allegations of sexual misconduct.

“The only way we will get sexism out of politics is to get more women in politics,” she added.

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That is rich.  If there is anybody who needs to keep their mouth shut, it's her. 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 01, 2017, 02:46:27 PM
That is rich.  If there is anybody who needs to keep their mouth shut, it's her. 

That’s one of the primary characteristics of the liberalism mental disorder: a lack of self-awareness.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Dos Equis on December 01, 2017, 02:49:26 PM
That’s one of the primary characteristics of the liberalism mental disorder: a lack of self-awareness.

Truth.


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Straw Man on December 01, 2017, 04:50:42 PM
Look I wasn't expecting much from you.  You hardly ever contribute anything of substance.  But just so the peanut gallery is clear about how dumb you sound, here is what you said:

You said today's Republicans are actually 1970s liberals and claimed no difference between Reagan and Obama (I am laughing out loud as I type this.   ;D)

When I asked you for an example, you referenced Obamacare.  Anyone who is reasonably intelligent (and not a hack) can see that Obamacare doesn't have squat to do with your contention that Reagan and Obama are the same, or that today's Republicans are liberals, particularly when every Republican in Congress voted against Obamacare. 

Now, if you have something substantive that actually supports your contention, I'll consider it.  Go ahead, give a try.  You can do it.   :)

Ok wait.  Never mind.  No you can't. 

Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Cancer Institute,  proposed universal health care and desegregated the Southern schools.   Stephen Colbert, who has a Nixon poster in his office, once noted, "His issues were education, drugs, women, minorities, youth involvement, ending the draft, and improving the environment.

Republicans also have a long history of supporting Planned Parenthood and many were pro-choice in the 1970's

I'm sure there are more examples

 


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: AbrahamG on December 01, 2017, 05:05:34 PM
Look I wasn't expecting much from you.  You hardly ever contribute anything of substance.  But just so the peanut gallery is clear about how dumb you sound, here is what you said:

You said today's Republicans are actually 1970s liberals and claimed no difference between Reagan and Obama (I am laughing out loud as I type this.   ;D)

When I asked you for an example, you referenced Obamacare.  Anyone who is reasonably intelligent (and not a hack) can see that Obamacare doesn't have squat to do with your contention that Reagan and Obama are the same, or that today's Republicans are liberals, particularly when every Republican in Congress voted against Obamacare. 

Now, if you have something substantive that actually supports your contention, I'll consider it.  Go ahead, give a try.  You can do it.   :)

Ok wait.  Never mind.  No you can't. 

No moron, I said by your standards 70's republicans would be considered liberals.  We all know comprehension isn't your strong suit but damn dude.  This was pretty brutal.


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Dos Equis on December 01, 2017, 05:20:38 PM
No moron, I said by your standards 70's republicans would be considered liberals.  We all know comprehension isn't your strong suit but damn dude.  This was pretty brutal.

Don't try and get on an intellectual high horse.  You're not smart enough. 

So now it's my standards?  You don't even know what those are.  And you still don't understand how stupid your Obamacare reference was.  If Republicans had actually voted in favor of Obamacare, then that would provide some evidence in support of your dumb theory. 

But you gotta have a tad bit more analytical ability to figure that out. 


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: AbrahamG on December 01, 2017, 09:29:11 PM
Don't try and get on an intellectual high horse.  You're not smart enough. 

So now it's my standards?  You don't even know what those are.  And you still don't understand how stupid your Obamacare reference was.  If Republicans had actually voted in favor of Obamacare, then that would provide some evidence in support of your dumb theory. 

But you gotta have a tad bit more analytical ability to figure that out. 

Feels like I'm talking to a child with ADD.  You must be having a bad day.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 03, 2017, 07:12:07 AM
https://www.npr.org/2017/12/02/567997439/another-democrat-faces-calls-to-resign-because-of-sexual-harassment-allegations


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 03, 2017, 11:01:32 AM
Pelosi's daughter shakes up California harassment debate (Nancy knew)
SacBee ^ | 11/30/17 | KATHLEEN RONAYNE
Posted on 12/2/2017, 7:13:35 PM by Libloather

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. - U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's daughter Christine has taken the spotlight in the sexual harassment scandal enveloping California's Legislature with her claim there are rapists in the state Capitol and lawmakers are protecting them.

The younger Pelosi, chair of the California Democratic Party's women's caucus, produced gasps Tuesday when she made the statement at a legislative committee hearing on state sexual harassment policies.

While many testified, sometimes angrily, about a dysfunctional system they say protects the powerful and encourages silence from victims, Christine Pelosi's comments stood apart for their bare-knuckle boldness. They struck a nerve, with some taking to social media to express incredulity or to call on Pelosi to provide more information.

"As someone who works in the Capitol, I had NEVER heard that there are rapists in the building," Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher wrote on Twitter.

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Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: polychronopolous on December 03, 2017, 11:29:30 AM
Pelosi's daughter shakes up California harassment debate (Nancy knew)
SacBee ^ | 11/30/17 | KATHLEEN RONAYNE
Posted on 12/2/2017, 7:13:35 PM by Libloather

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. - U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's daughter Christine has taken the spotlight in the sexual harassment scandal enveloping California's Legislature with her claim there are rapists in the state Capitol and lawmakers are protecting them.

The younger Pelosi, chair of the California Democratic Party's women's caucus, produced gasps Tuesday when she made the statement at a legislative committee hearing on state sexual harassment policies.

While many testified, sometimes angrily, about a dysfunctional system they say protects the powerful and encourages silence from victims, Christine Pelosi's comments stood apart for their bare-knuckle boldness. They struck a nerve, with some taking to social media to express incredulity or to call on Pelosi to provide more information.

"As someone who works in the Capitol, I had NEVER heard that there are rapists in the building," Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher wrote on Twitter.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...

Another spoiled little brat who never worked a day in her life. Just like her mother.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: mazrim on December 03, 2017, 11:37:17 AM
Pelosi's daughter shakes up California harassment debate (Nancy knew)
SacBee ^ | 11/30/17 | KATHLEEN RONAYNE
Posted on 12/2/2017, 7:13:35 PM by Libloather

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. - U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's daughter Christine has taken the spotlight in the sexual harassment scandal enveloping California's Legislature with her claim there are rapists in the state Capitol and lawmakers are protecting them.

The younger Pelosi, chair of the California Democratic Party's women's caucus, produced gasps Tuesday when she made the statement at a legislative committee hearing on state sexual harassment policies.

While many testified, sometimes angrily, about a dysfunctional system they say protects the powerful and encourages silence from victims, Christine Pelosi's comments stood apart for their bare-knuckle boldness. They struck a nerve, with some taking to social media to express incredulity or to call on Pelosi to provide more information.

"As someone who works in the Capitol, I had NEVER heard that there are rapists in the building," Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher wrote on Twitter.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...
Not very bold if you still don't name anyone. Same old, same old.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 04, 2017, 04:22:32 AM
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/03/arts/music/james-levine-met-opera.html


Another Lib bites the dust. 


Title: Re: Sanctimonious Liberal Matt Lauer fired by NBC for sex misbehavior.
Post by: Dos Equis on December 04, 2017, 09:04:24 AM
Feels like I'm talking to a child with ADD.  You must be having a bad day.

Yes I am just like an overgrown kid: easily amused, easily pleased, and always happy.  :)

But you?  You're a simpleton.  And you still don't understand how dumb your Obamacare example is. 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 04, 2017, 12:36:49 PM
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/actresses-detail-groping-simulated-rape-audition-ashley-judd-sex-trafficking-film-1063731


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 05, 2017, 05:28:13 AM
http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/04/house-settled-lawsuit-after-meeks-fired-staffer-who-reported-sexual-assault-related-to-donor


Wow - these libs are on fire - WTF!!!


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 05, 2017, 07:14:28 AM
Democrat Matt Dababneh Accused of Masturbating in Front of Lobbyist
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Sacramento lobbyist Pamela Lopez has claimed that, in 2016, Democratic Assemblyman Matt Dababneh followed her into a bathroom, masturbated in front of her and urged her to touch him. Dababneh has strongly denied the allegation.

"It was Matt Dababneh," Lopez told The Times in a November interview.

Lopez jolted the California political world seven weeks ago when she first shared her account of an encounter in Las Vegas, joining more than 140 women as they denounced in an open letter a "pervasive" culture of sexual harassment and misconduct in the state Capitol.

Lopez had not publicly accused Dababneh until Monday, when she formally filed a complaint with the Assembly and named him at a news conference. The Times had been preparing a report on her accusations against Dababneh, and sought the assemblyman’s comment late last week.

A group of engineers from the 2018 Ford Mustang team did a little after-hours work to develop some new go-fast equipment that turned out so good, they convinced management to put it on sale.

Dababneh told the Times on Monday afternoon that he “100%” denies Lopez’s allegation.

“I am utterly shocked and blown away,” Dababneh said in an interview. “This is a career-ending charge based on no facts.”

The accusation against the assemblyman comes as a public reckoning over sexual harassment has upended the worlds of politics, entertainment, media and tech. In Sacramento, Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima) resigned last week after allegations from multiple women that he made unwanted sexual advances throughout his career in state government. State Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Los Angeles) lost his leadership positions and faces a legislative investigation after multiple allegations of misconduct toward female staffers.

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-matt-dababneh-harassment-20171204-story.html


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 05, 2017, 07:16:55 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/msnbc-cuts-ties-sam-seder-roman-polanski-rape-tweet-article-1.3677394


Holy shit are these people sick


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: polychronopolous on December 05, 2017, 07:33:36 AM
LOL at the updated thread title..."too many going on now - BB can you merge?"  ;D :D :)


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 05, 2017, 07:40:31 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rev-jesse-jackson-john-singleton-accused-sexual-harassment-article-1.3617222


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 05, 2017, 08:48:09 AM
New York City Ballet Investigates Sexual Harassment Claim Against Peter Martins
By ROBIN POGREBINDEC. 4, 2017



Peter Martins of New York City Ballet. Credit Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images

Peter Martins, the longtime leader of New York City Ballet, has been removed from teaching his weekly class at the School of American Ballet while the two organizations jointly investigate an accusation of sexual harassment against him.

The accusation against Mr. Martins, 71, was made in an anonymous letter, both organizations confirmed on Monday. Mr. Martins is the artistic director and chairman of the faculty of the ballet school. He has led City Ballet, the company founded by the famed choreographer George Balanchine, since the 1980s.

“The safety and well-being of our students is our absolute priority,” the school said in a statement, adding that it “recently received an anonymous letter making general, nonspecific allegations of sexual harassment in the past by Peter Martins at both New York City Ballet and the school.”

“We, together with New York City Ballet, promptly engaged an independent law firm that specializes in such matters to conduct a thorough investigation, despite the anonymous nature of the letter and the lack of specifics,” the statement continued. “Thus far, the investigation has not substantiated the allegations in the letter or discovered any reason to be concerned about student safety.”

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City Ballet issued a similar statement, which said, in part, “the ongoing inquiry has not substantiated the allegations.” Rob Daniels, a spokesman for the ballet, said on Monday night Mr. Martins remained in his position as head of the ballet.

Reached by telephone on Monday, Mr. Martins said in response to the accusations, “The company has already addressed it.” Asked if he had anything to add, he said, “At this point, no.”

The two organizations have retained a lawyer, Barbara Hoey, to conduct the investigation. Ms. Hoey, the chairwoman of Kelley Drye’s labor and employment practice group, declined to comment.

As part of the investigation, Mr. Martins is believed to have discussed romantic relationships he has had with female dancers, according to a former official at City Ballet with knowledge of the investigation who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

Mr. Daniels, the ballet spokesman, said that since 2010 the company “has had a policy precluding a reporting relationship between a supervisor and subordinate where a romantic relationship exists.”

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Along those lines, Jed Bernstein was forced out last year as president of Lincoln Center — which has such a policy — after an anonymous complaint revealed that he had been involved in a consensual relationship with a woman who worked for him, and whom he had twice promoted.

In recent interviews, two former City Ballet dancers and three former students at the school described a culture in which Mr. Martins was known for sleeping with dancers, some of whom received better roles because of their personal relationships with him.

The world of ballet is a fuzzy area, those involved say, in which people are regularly touching one another through choreography and instruction. An artistic leader like Mr. Martins looms large — particularly among up-and-coming, young dancers — as a producer who decides which ballets are performed; as a casting director who determines which dancers land the best parts; and as a father figure who designates dancers for promotion.

Balanchine, who was known as Mr. B, wielded tremendous power over the lives of the dancers in his company. He famously discouraged female dancers from marriage and from having children; he insisted that their boyfriends leave them at the stage door — not enter the theater — and that dancers wear different perfumes so that he could easily identify them.

In a 2012 article on Balanchine in Psychology Tomorrow, Wilhelmina Frankfurt, a former City Ballet dancer, said: “The only way that Peter rivaled Mr. B. was as a Casanova. However, where Mr. B. was charm incarnate, Peter was a basher.”

In 1992, Mr. Martins was charged with third-degree assault against his wife, Darci Kistler, then a principal dancer in the company. Ms. Kistler told the police that her arms and legs had been cut and bruised. The misdemeanor charge was later dropped.

In 2011, Mr. Martins was arrested on New Year’s Day and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Mr. Martins was a star of the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen when he joined City Ballet in 1970. In 1983, he became co-ballet master in chief with Jerome Robbins, taking over that role entirely in 1990.


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Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 05, 2017, 08:49:41 AM
he Sexual-Abuse and Harassment Scandals Blowing Up on Broadway


At a powerful event at New York City’s Public Theater, actors and theater makers from Broadway and beyond told stories of sexual abuse and harassment, and how best to fight back.


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The young woman said she did not have stage fright. She was looking around the room to see if the alleged perpetrator of the sexual assault she had endured was there.

“I don’t say that just as a victim, but also a witness of an assault,” she said.

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The alleged perpetrator made “a ton of money” for a theatrical organization. The young woman did not. She had felt guilty about not coming forward as both a victim and a witness of abuse, she said, but “the biggest impact” of an assault was felt by victims rather than by perpetrators.

“Sometimes the only sense of power in these situations was in choosing when to come forward,” she added, speaking of those she knew who had yet to speak about what had happened to them. “I am outing myself as a witness to a crime,” the woman said. “I want to say to the other witnesses, ‘I am one of you.’” When they were ready to come forward, she would be there to support them.

In the space of two intense hours, the stories flooded forth.

In the audience of the Anspacher Theater of New York City’s Public Theater, people—the majority of them women—who work within the city’s theatrical industries gathered Monday afternoon to discuss sexual abuse, harassment, and assault on and off Broadway, and sometimes far from Broadway, at a “town hall” event.


Two microphones had been set up. There was no panel of experts but rather a sharing of experiences, memories, stories, advice, pain, courage, bravery, and strength. Only one man stood up to share his experience of assault and harassment.

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The event was organized in the wake of the sexual-abuse and harassment scandals assailing so many industries and as rumors swept New York’s theater community that an exposé or exposés on Broadway abusers and harassers was about to be published. After the recently revealed scandals involving James Levine at the Metropolitan Opera and Peter Martins at New York City Ballet, theaterland appears to be the natural next focus.

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Broadway, one woman said at the Public's town hall, was “the Wild West. You just take your chances.” She had been sexually harassed, she said, by a famous person. Her mother had told her not to make a fuss. Well, she said drily, if that was her mother’s advice she would obviously not follow it. So she began to make a fuss and reported the incident. Her colleagues, she said, had pleaded with her, “Please don’t. It will be bad for us.”

The woman paused in her recollection and said, disbelievingly, “Bad for you?”

As a preschool teacher, she had tried to “raise kids not to be assholes.” Working on Broadway, it had been “terrifying” to see people “not being decent to each other.” Just as in preschool, punishments had to be enforced to show accountability, she said.

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She had been fortunate: The two men who oversaw her sexual-harassment complaint had listened to her and acted quickly and positively. “Now I’m going to take my HR [human resources] experience, and where there isn’t HR, I will be the HR people,” she said.

The “town hall” structure of Monday’s “(Mis)Conduct” event, inspired by the Quaker tradition of “deep listening and sharing,” forbade the mentioning of specific names or organizations, said Stephanie Ybarra, director of special artistic projects at the Public. (The Public has also published a list of resources relating to sexual abuse and harassment for those working in theater.)

Ybarra said the Public had held a similar event after the election of President Trump, with the question—shared with this event—of “What next?” as the theatrical community confronted “decades and decades of insidious behavior, sexual abuse, and misuse of power.” People would be limited to speak for two minutes.

Mary, a stagehand, said she was one of four women working with 200 men.

“They talk about what they want to do to their girlfriends. There are microaggressions, like them telling me I’m not strong enough to move a box, then they tell me they like watching me push a box so they can watch my ass.”

Mary had complained. Her boss’ solution was to say she wouldn’t have to work with that person, or “I could walk away and find a job at Starbucks.”

Mary was incredulous that this “solution” would see her leaving a job she loved and was qualified for to work in a job she worked at when she was much younger and unqualified. This was the “solution” to somebody’s harassment of her.

“So I can’t pay my rent and student loans because some guy can’t keep his pants zipped,” Mary said angrily.

Why were there so few women working in technical areas, why were there so few female stage designers? Mary asked. “I’m so tired of comments about my boobs, about the way I walk, about not being strong enough, but then that it’s ‘nice to see something while they’re working.’”

A staff member from Signature Theatre noted that when scandals break and organizations choose to fire people, those decisions are financial ones: The organizations worry that the scandal will adversely affect ticket sales. Those decisions are also far too late. “As theater artists, I don’t think it’s too much to ask that we don’t hire people who hurt other people,” the woman stated, to applause.

“His tactic was to prey on directly-out-of-college actors, not in the industry, not in the union, with no resources or institutional help”
The stories kept coming.

Kristin, an actor of 11 years’ standing, had been sexually assaulted while preparing a scene. She asked if some of the silence around sexual abuse and harassment in the industry was down to the dreams held by aspiring actors, “and the fragility of those dreams and how vulnerable that makes you. You put up with the behavior in pursuit of them.” You may lose your dream if you speak out, she said.

A playwright said that one thinks one might feel unsafe on the subway or the street, but you can feel unsafe in a rehearsal room. How can one make performing love scenes safer? she asked. “Not everyone wants a hug all the time,” she said. “Not everyone wants a massage. This is not to say to walk on eggshells, but an unwanted physical thing can make people feel unsafe.”

Leah stood up to say she had been assaulted by her acting coach two years ago. He did the same to two of her peers. “I am finally at a place where I want to tell people.” The coach had worked with the Public, she added. “His tactic was to prey on directly out of college actors, not in the industry, not in the union, with no resources or institutional help.”

Another woman said she had had an awful experience reporting the alleged perpetrator of her sexual assault to theater bosses.

She was not given the opportunity to be anonymous but was told her name was not shared with the perpetrator.

“It felt like everyone in the office was looking at me. It felt like the whole meeting the HR woman was covering their [the company’s] ass, as if she did not understand something bad had happened to me. A couple of weeks later I was told ‘appropriate action’ had been taken ‘to ensure this conduct does not repeat itself.’”

The woman laughed drily: “There was no person connected to that action.” She was told the alleged perpetrator had been granted anonymity, even though his name had been discussed in meetings and written in emails. “I don’t know if he’s been fired. I don’t know anything. She [the HR representative] has closed my case, but I don’t have closure. I won’t go back there to see shows in case he is there.”

Every news alert about sexual abuse and harassment is like a “gut punch,” the woman said. Initially she had a tendency “to process alone” what had happened to her but had found the benefits, and recommended to others the same, of speaking to loved ones and friends, “instead of just living with it—that sucks even more.”

One young woman, a carpenter at the Public, said how valuable the event was, but not to forget that so many people who would benefit from it, and from the advice and strength to be gained from it, couldn’t be there. They had to work.

“How can we show love and compassion to people who have made mistakes?”
Younger women had spoken first at the meeting, one asking “as a cis woman” how would she not be silenced by non-binary and trans activists urging her not to “gender sexual assault.”

A survivor of sexual assault herself, she had been told by a female DA that there was no way to prove her assault had been different from the sex she had been having.

She said lawmakers, even liberal ones, “could not be trusted” to enforce positive change. That change came from “culture” and from everyone making themselves “a little less comfortable” in speaking up and challenging wrongdoing. “We are in this room, and the people who have the means will change it,” she said.

Another woman said she had been one of those whose story had led to The New York Times highlighting the alleged sexual misconduct of Israel Horovitz. He had “stolen” a year and a half of her life, she said.

She asked why the Actors Studio or Columbia University had not taken action against Horovitz sooner.

“I don’t have a good sum-up, but fuck him,” she concluded. (Beau Gravitte, artistic director of the Actors Studio, stood up to say he had just taken over running the institution, having inherited an organization of “non-action. It can happen. It can change,” he said.)

A 19-year-old stood up to say she felt a lot of guilt over how and if she could cut an alleged abuser (of two friends) out of her life.

Another young woman, Sierra, cautioned against responding too “violently” to rumors and accusations, which could prove “toxic and dangerous.” If the pendulum was swinging extremely in favor of those now speaking out about abuse and harassment, she could imagine a time when it would swing back, just as violently, against them.

Sierra asked what was gained if people simply lost their jobs and livelihoods as a result of being accused or prosecuted. “How can we show love and compassion to people who have made mistakes?” she asked.

It was important, she said, to “have both sides”: to punish those who have committed wrongdoing, and for there to be the just repercussions flowing from that, but also “remembering our love and compassion” for people who are still human beings. “I want people to do better,” she said.

Another speaker earned a cheer, and a round of clicked-finger applause, by stating simply, “We can’t afford to be assholes to each other anymore. If someone has told you you’re an asshole, check it out, because maybe you are.”

A male survivor of rape said compassion was wasted on abusers. “We want to think sexual assaulters and rapists are like us, and that education works, but my experience is what they did is a final degree in a number of steps they have taken to treat someone inhumanely.”

The young man recommended "zero tolerance and mandatory firings" for all abusers.

One woman wondered if a “truth and reconciliation commission,” akin to what had been used in South Africa and Bosnia, would be a useful model to emulate in addressing sexual abuse and harassment.

“We can’t be surprised. If I opened the Times and read that the pope was a sexual predator, I would not be surprised.”
T. Oliver had worked on Broadway for 18 years and now taught young people. He wanted to know how the theater world could start afresh. If it was impossible to change “the last 100 years of theater,” how could the industry construct a new code or way of working?

A second man, a playwright, stood up to say the “tissue” around sexual abuse and harassment” could not be separated from other oppressive social systems upheld by “reticence and an inability to say and speak the things we see. People we all know stay quiet.” The issue was not just about sex but also race and class. The challenge was to oversee change “without burning down everything.”

An older woman stood up to ask why “we are acting as if we are surprised. We can’t be surprised. If I opened the Times and read that the pope was a sexual predator, I would not be surprised.”

Another theater practitioner said she had worked in the theater communities of Chicago and Austin, “so tiny” that everybody is friends or linked and there is “no one to hear you.” There should be a coalition of theaters within which it was possible to submit anonymous complaints, too, she added, deriding, to cheers, the effectiveness of “a fucking Human Resources department.” Whisper networks were powerful, she said. “But now it’s time for a speaking network.”

The dancer, producer, and activist Robin Sokoloff—who works as a volunteer for the Crime Victims Treatment Center–said most of the sexual harassment and assault she had experienced had been on stage.

It was vital that people in theater spoke about what had happened to them, Sokoloff said. It might be uncomfortable, she said, “but you have to be right and wrong about it, and everything in between. The only thing that works is a constant conversation involving everybody. The more talk there is about it, the more we create a culture where it is unacceptable everywhere.”

One actor noted the power imbalances on sets, of what a woman risks if she challenges a male playwright or director. Playing by the rules of the male-dominated game, Katie, a freelance director, noted that she had “craved” attention from older men she worked with, and got it. (She had used both her relative youth and her whiteness, she said.)

Was what she experienced harassment, she wondered aloud. “Probably,” but she was getting a validation from it at the time. She wanted to ensure she was “in” rather than “out” when it came to getting work, and so—as many others may do—had to work within a warped set of power dynamics to advance.

Another woman also spoke of the “blurred boundaries” in theater—the relations and friends who end up employed on productions, and the boundaries between “making personal connections and what happens when that becomes unwanted attention.” The woman asked how one could have a close relationship with a supervisor that was intimate without being abusive.

Another actor, Diane, told a story of blatant gender discrimination, about a theater company firing her in 2011 when she became pregnant and then finding a sneaky way to deny her severance pay. Sexual harassment, Diane said, did not exist in isolation but rather alongside more general inequality and the wage gap.

An actor of six years’ standing said that as well as being sexually harassed, she noticed “the chronic dismissal of females in the rehearsal room,” contrasting the “privilege of being a man to collaborate freely” with how a woman is “perceived of being a diva. Sexism can be boiled down to the silencing of women. My industry is one of emotions, but if a woman emotes in the rehearsal room, she is seen as crazy.”

“When we give up hope that change is not possible, change is never possible”
The event ended with some stirring words of hope. A 21-year-old accepted, to laughter, that while it was normal for people her age not to believe they are wrong, that they also believe that change is possible. Whisper culture—“avoid this dude on the first day of a job”—was positive, she said.

“When we give up hope that change is not possible, change is never possible,” she said to applause from young and not-so young alike.

Raquel, an African-American woman, had felt empowered to be around other women of color in a rehearsal room, only to have a male actor attempt to undermine that power by hitting on her and being crudely suggestive.

The other women in the room let Raquel know they could see what was going on and that it was not OK, she recalled.

Every time the actor offered her a croissant she made a strange, inhuman sound, she said.

This, as desired, put him off.

“Be angry, stay angry, keep doing it,” Raquel said. “Yes, it hurts, but let’s keep moving together. Any time someone makes you feel uncomfortable, make a sound.” The audience applauded and laughed.

As theater professionals, Raquel said, “we love people, but we’ve got to make sounds, to say, ‘No, this is not cool.’ We are powerful.”

—With additional reporting by Robert Silverman

If you work on Broadway, or in theater more generally, and want to talk about your experiences of sexual abuse, assault, and/or harassment, please email tim.teeman@thedailybeast.com



Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 05, 2017, 10:10:18 AM
Conyers Retires, Family Feud Ensues
www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 12.05.17 10:36 AM ET | Gideon Resnick Gideon Resnick
Posted on 12/5/2017, 12:26:54 PM by Red Badger

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the longest serving member of the House of Representatives and the subject of a flurry of sexual-misconduct allegations in the last few weeks, said he was "retiring today" during a radio interview Tuesday.

"I'm in the process of putting my retirement plans together and I'll have more of that very soon," Conyers said in an interview with the station, Praise 102.7.

No sooner had he announced plans to vacate his seat, however, than an intra-family feud erupted into public view over who would take it over.

The embattled Michigan Democrat said on Tuesday that he wanted his son, John Conyers III, to replace him when he departs. But earlier in the morning, Conyers' nephew, Ian Conyers, said that he would be seeking the seat.

“I’m absolutely going to file for his seat, Ian Conyers, a state senator, told the New York Times. "The work of our congressional district, where I come out of, has to continue."

The confusion over Conyer's replacement reflected the frantic final chapter of the congressman's storied-turned-controversial career.

The House Ethics Committee announced last week that it had opened an investigation into allegations against Conyers following a BuzzFeed News story revealing that the Democrat from Michigan had settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 after a staffer allegedly that he had sexually harassed her.

Another woman, Melanie Sloan, who served as the former executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), told The Washington Post that she experienced inappropriate behavior from the congressman that stopped short of sexual harassment. In one instance, Sloan said, Conyers summoned her to his office, where he was in his underwear.

And on Tuesday, yet another woman came forward with a story of his inappropriate behavior to The Detroit News — the third allegation against Conyers to be made public in the last two weeks. The woman, Deanna Maher, worked for Conyers from 1997 to 2005 and detailed three instances of his advances and misconduct in the late 1990s.

While Democrats struggled with how to handle the damage control, pressure mounted behind the scenes. Eventually, Democratic House leadership all called for Conyers to leave office immediately.

“The allegations against Conyers, we have learned more since Sunday, are serious, disappointing and very credible,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said last week. “Congressman Conyers should resign.”

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), who had been dismissive of questions about Conyers’ conduct, echoed the sentiment. The third-ranking Democrat in the House also told reporters that it would be in the “best interest” of Conyers and his colleagues for him to step down.

Through it all, Conyers’ attorney remained defiant that the elder statesman would not resign, compelling House Democratic aides to float the idea of removing Conyers entirely from the House Judiciary Committee if he remained in office.

Conyers is heralded as a civil rights hero, having introduced the first bill in Congress that honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday after his assassination in 1968. He has long been a proponent of a single-payer health care system, reintroducing the United States National Health Care Act each session since 2003. He has served in Congress since 1964 and co-founded the Congressional Black Caucus in 1969.

On Tuesday, he defended his legacy , saying it "can't be compromised or diminished in any way by what we're going through now."

He added, "This too shall pass."


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 05, 2017, 10:49:14 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/dustin-hoffman-john-oliver-argument-sexual-harassment-claims-allegations-live-debate-wag-the-dog-a8092346.html



LOL - its so funny seeing all these libtwinks backed into a corner on their own behavior


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 05, 2017, 11:20:16 AM
Vanity Fair cancels Bruce Weber’s Art Basel bash
By Mara Siegler December 4, 2017 | 9:37pm
Modal Trigger Vanity Fair cancels Bruce Weber’s Art Basel bash
Bruce Weber Getty Images


ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

The hottest parties coming to Art Basel Miami

20,000-pound piece of granite sculpture dropped from crane

Even Art Basel Miami Beach is feeling the fallout from the recent whirlwind of sexual-harassment allegations.

An event for fashion photographer Bruce Weber — who’s been accused of forcing himself on male model Jason Boyce in a lawsuit — has been canceled.

Vanity Fair and car brand Genesis were set to hold the intimate dinner on Tuesday in Miami Friday to celebrate Weber’s book “All-American Volume XVII.”

But a rep for the magazine tells us: “Vanity Fair and Genesis, the dinner’s sponsor, have agreed to cancel.” A rep for Weber did not get back to us. The suit alleges that, three years ago, Weber forced Boyce to rub his own genitals and that he sucked on the man’s fingers.

FILED UNDER ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH ,  BRUCE WEBER , 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 05, 2017, 11:23:45 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rev-jesse-jackson-john-singleton-accused-sexual-harassment-article-1.3617222


Down goes Frazier!!! 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 05, 2017, 12:47:28 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The top editor for the National Enquirer, Us Weekly and other major gossip publications openly described his sexual partners in the newsroom, discussed female employees’ sex lives and forced women to watch or listen to pornographic material, former employees told The Associated Press.

The behavior by Dylan Howard, currently the chief content officer of American Media Inc., occurred while he was running the company’s Los Angeles office, according to men and women who worked there. Howard’s self-proclaimed nickname was “Dildo,” a phallus-shaped sex toy, the former employees said. His conduct led to an internal inquiry in 2012 by an outside consultant, and former employees said he stopped working out of the L.A. office after the inquiry.

Howard quit soon after the report was completed, but the company rehired him one year later with a promotion that landed him in the company’s main office in New York. It was not clear whether Howard faced any discipline over the accusations. AP is not aware of any sexual harassment allegations involving Howard since he was rehired.

The AP spoke with 12 former employees who knew about the investigation into Howard’s behavior, though not all were aware of every detail. The outside investigator hired to examine complaints about Howard’s behavior also confirmed to AP that he completed a report.

In a brief phone interview with the AP, Howard characterized the ex-employees’ claims as “baseless.”

A lawyer for American Media confirmed Tuesday that an outside investigator was hired to look into two employees’ claims about Howard’s behavior.

The lawyer, Cam Stracher, said the investigation did not show serious wrongdoing. Stracher confirmed that one employee had complained that Howard said he wanted to create a Facebook account for her vagina, but Stracher said Howard said that never happened.

“It was determined that there was some what you would call as horsing around outside the office, going to bars and things that are not uncommon in the media business,” Stracher said, “but none of it rose to the level of harassment that would require termination.”

American Media publishes the National Enquirer, RadarOnline, Star and other gossip publications and websites. In March the company purchased the glossy Us Weekly magazine for a reported $100 million, significantly boosting its readership among women.

In his job, Howard oversees those newsrooms.


AMI spokesman Jon Hammond described the two employees who had formally complained about Howard’s alleged behavior as “disgruntled.”

“The investigation described an environment where employees mixed socially outside the office — sometimes at bars — but found no direct support for the allegations of harassment made by the two complainants,” Hammond said in an email.

Most of the former employees spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they had signed nondisclosure agreements, sometimes as part of severance packages.

Two former employees, one a senior manager and another a reporter in the L.A. office, agreed to be publicly identified to discuss Howard’s behavior.

“The behavior that Dylan displayed and the way he was and the way the company dealt with it — I just think that it has to be made public because it’s completely unacceptable,” said Maxine “Max” Page, a former senior editor at RadarOnline. She complained to the human resources department about Howard’s behavior on behalf of two female reporters.

Howard made inappropriate comments to and about one of those women, Page and six other ex-employees said. Howard told employees in the newsroom he wanted to create a Facebook account on behalf of the woman’s vagina, commented on her sex life and forced her and other female employees to either watch or listen to graphic recordings of sex involving celebrities despite there being no professional rationale for doing so, they said.

A former senior editor recalled Howard wrongly claimed during a newsroom meeting that the woman had had sex with a journalism source and praised her for it, saying she needed to “do what you need” to get a story.

The editor said: “He encouraged her to have sex with people for information.”

The woman Howard was discussing confirmed these and other incidents to the AP but declined to be identified.

Page and four other employees recounted instances in which Howard talked about his own sexual exploits, including descriptions of his partners’ physical attributes.

Stracher, the company lawyer, said no one interviewed by the outside investigator complained about Howard’s handling of pornographic material. Stracher said there was nothing inherently inappropriate about that in the celebrity news business.

Stracher also said no one complained to the investigator about Howard’s alleged encouragement of a reporter to sleep with news sources.

Another former reporter, Liz Crokin, said she was also harassed by Howard, including once when he asked whether she was “going to be walking the streets tonight” on a day she wore heels to work.

Page and Crokin, like many of the other former employees who spoke to AP, were laid off by the company during waves of downsizing at AMI. The others who left the company said they did so by choice.

American Media regularly asked exiting employees to sign nondisclosure agreements that prohibit them from disclosing confidential information or disparaging company executives.

Many of the former employees who described Howard’s behavior said they decided to do so after the New Yorker and other news organizations published emails in recent weeks showing that Howard had worked with movie producer Harvey Weinstein to undermine allegations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein.

The emails showed that Howard had dispatched a reporter to uncover derogatory information about an actress who had accused Weinstein of rape, and then shared that information with Weinstein. Howard has said he pursued the information as part of due diligence before entering into a business relationship with Weinstein. Weinstein, who has denied allegations of non-consensual sex, has maintained he was passing along a news tip to Howard that was never published.

After the 2012 investigation into Howard’s conduct in Los Angeles, two of the ex-employees said they were told by a manager that Howard was barred from the Los Angeles office. The employees said he worked from home after that. Stracher, the company lawyer, said Howard was given no such order to stay away from the office.

Shortly after the report was issued, Howard took a new job with another company.

It’s unclear what the report concluded or whether Howard faced any disciplinary action.

The AP was unable to obtain a copy of the report. Its author, Philip Deming, confirmed he wrote a report but said he could not talk about what he found or the recommendations he made.

Page, the manager whose complaint prompted the company to hire Deming, said she was skeptical the company properly investigated Howard’s behavior.

Deming said he produced a 25- to 35-page report with 18 exhibits, and interviewed between 15 and 20 employees. He declined to describe his findings without AMI’s authorization. Stracher, the company lawyer, declined to release the report.

Deming said he was not aware that American Media re-hired Howard a year after his report.

“I did have recommendations and I don’t know what happened after those recommendations were made,” he said.

Stracher said Howard was “cautioned when he returned that what I would characterize as horsing around was not appropriate.”

Howard openly discussed the investigation with some reporters and editors, one former employee said. A January 2012, email provided to the AP by another former employee said, “There is an investigation going on of my boss right now and it’s made everyone awkward and uncomfortable. You could cut the tension with a knife.”

Crokin, the former reporter, said she believed Howard retaliated against her after Deming interviewed her, taking away serious work and assigning her menial tasks. She was laid off a short time later.

The company lawyer, Stracher, said any employees who witnessed or had concerns about Howard’s behavior should have raised them at that time.

Another ex-employee who was interviewed by Deming recalled being anxious about speaking with the HR consultant.

“I told the investigator I didn’t know anything,” said the former employee, acknowledging that answer was not true. “It’s almost like I had Stockholm syndrome.”

Yet another former employee, who said she was present when Howard showed a handful of reporters pornography that was not newsworthy, said Deming never interviewed her.

Howard, 35, came to the U.S. in 2009, months after being fired from a sports reporting job in Australian television news, following a police investigation about how he had obtained athletes’ medical records. Police did not bring charges against him. He was then hired by Australian broadcaster Craig Hutchison’s CrocMedia to report in the United States.

In a recent podcast, Hutchison praised Howard’s talent but said he quickly parted with Howard under rocky circumstances.

“His methods make me uncomfortable, that’s probably the best way to put it,” Hutchison said.

Howard then began working for American Media Inc. in Los Angeles.

During his time there, Howard blurred the lines between his role as a manager and his personal life, throwing parties in Las Vegas and in Malibu, inviting female reporters to accompany him in the evenings and regularly discussing his late-night partying in the newsroom, six former employees said.

For his 30th birthday party, Howard invited a dozen employees to Las Vegas in January 2012 for an all-expenses-paid, three-day party he dubbed “Dildo’s Dirty 30,” according to a copy of the professionally designed invitation obtained by the AP.

A week later, ex-employees said, Deming, the HR consultant, began conducting interviews.

___

Horwitz reported from Washington.

___

Submit a confidential tip to The Associated Press at https://www.ap.org/tips


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Dos Equis on December 05, 2017, 02:57:14 PM
Conyers Retires, Family Feud Ensues
www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 12.05.17 10:36 AM ET | Gideon Resnick Gideon Resnick
Posted on 12/5/2017, 12:26:54 PM by Red Badger

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the longest serving member of the House of Representatives and the subject of a flurry of sexual-misconduct allegations in the last few weeks, said he was "retiring today" during a radio interview Tuesday.

"I'm in the process of putting my retirement plans together and I'll have more of that very soon," Conyers said in an interview with the station, Praise 102.7.

No sooner had he announced plans to vacate his seat, however, than an intra-family feud erupted into public view over who would take it over.

The embattled Michigan Democrat said on Tuesday that he wanted his son, John Conyers III, to replace him when he departs. But earlier in the morning, Conyers' nephew, Ian Conyers, said that he would be seeking the seat.

“I’m absolutely going to file for his seat, Ian Conyers, a state senator, told the New York Times. "The work of our congressional district, where I come out of, has to continue."

The confusion over Conyer's replacement reflected the frantic final chapter of the congressman's storied-turned-controversial career.

The House Ethics Committee announced last week that it had opened an investigation into allegations against Conyers following a BuzzFeed News story revealing that the Democrat from Michigan had settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 after a staffer allegedly that he had sexually harassed her.

Another woman, Melanie Sloan, who served as the former executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), told The Washington Post that she experienced inappropriate behavior from the congressman that stopped short of sexual harassment. In one instance, Sloan said, Conyers summoned her to his office, where he was in his underwear.

And on Tuesday, yet another woman came forward with a story of his inappropriate behavior to The Detroit News — the third allegation against Conyers to be made public in the last two weeks. The woman, Deanna Maher, worked for Conyers from 1997 to 2005 and detailed three instances of his advances and misconduct in the late 1990s.

While Democrats struggled with how to handle the damage control, pressure mounted behind the scenes. Eventually, Democratic House leadership all called for Conyers to leave office immediately.

“The allegations against Conyers, we have learned more since Sunday, are serious, disappointing and very credible,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said last week. “Congressman Conyers should resign.”

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC), who had been dismissive of questions about Conyers’ conduct, echoed the sentiment. The third-ranking Democrat in the House also told reporters that it would be in the “best interest” of Conyers and his colleagues for him to step down.

Through it all, Conyers’ attorney remained defiant that the elder statesman would not resign, compelling House Democratic aides to float the idea of removing Conyers entirely from the House Judiciary Committee if he remained in office.

Conyers is heralded as a civil rights hero, having introduced the first bill in Congress that honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday after his assassination in 1968. He has long been a proponent of a single-payer health care system, reintroducing the United States National Health Care Act each session since 2003. He has served in Congress since 1964 and co-founded the Congressional Black Caucus in 1969.

On Tuesday, he defended his legacy , saying it "can't be compromised or diminished in any way by what we're going through now."

He added, "This too shall pass."

Good riddance "icon."  And no we don't want anyone from your family to take your place. 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Skeletor on December 05, 2017, 03:06:42 PM
Good riddance "icon."  And no we don't want anyone from your family to take your place. 

A few decades too late. We need term limits.

Conyers and others like him have benefited from practices like straight ticket voting.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Dos Equis on December 05, 2017, 03:10:40 PM
A few decades too late. We need term limits.

Conyers and others like him have benefited from practices like straight ticket voting.

Yep.  Sad truth. 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 06, 2017, 07:49:32 AM
Woman accuses Franken of trying to forcibly kiss her in 2006 - POLITICO

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/06/al-franken-accusation-sexual-harassment-2006-281049

The former staffer ducked to avoid Franken’s lips. As she hastily left the room, she said, Franken told her: “It’s my right as an entertainer


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 06, 2017, 08:03:30 AM
Harvey Weinstein Former Assistant Prepping Sexual Harassment Suit – Variety

http://variety.com/2017/biz/news/harvey-weinstein-assistant-erectile-dysfunction-drugs-1202631811/


A former assistant to Harvey Weinstein who says she was compelled to provide him with erectile dysfunction drugs is preparing to sue him for sexual harassment, Variety has learned


From Page 4

Woman accuses Franken of trying to forcibly kiss her in 2006 - POLITICO

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/06/al-franken-accusation-sexual-harassment-2006-281049

The former staffer ducked to avoid Franken’s lips. As she hastily left the room, she said, Franken told her: “It’s my right as an entertainer


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 06, 2017, 08:07:15 AM
Weinstein is a typical liberal male - a beta - just like obama - a feminine twink and scumbag


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 06, 2017, 08:45:18 AM
Franken is toast. The Democratic female senators are all calling for him to resign. Obviously the decision has been made that he’s got to go.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: TheGrinch on December 06, 2017, 08:57:42 AM
http://www.funnyordie.com/embed/6f9f628aed



Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 06, 2017, 09:18:02 AM
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/06/another-woman-accuses-al-franken-of-sex-misconduct-senator-denies-it.html


 ;D


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 06, 2017, 09:20:58 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/people/terrifying-humiliating-male-models-accuse-fashion-photographer




Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 06, 2017, 09:40:24 AM
"It's my right as an entertainer" (Al Franken quote)
KMSP Fox 9 ^ | December 6, 2017 | Al Franken
Posted on 12/6/2017, 12:37:02 PM by research99

At least seven Democratic women in the U.S. Senate are calling on Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota to resign after the latest allegation of sexual misconduct was published Wednesday morning. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Sen. Mazie Hirono‏ of Hawaii, Sen. Maggie Hassan‏ of New Hampshire, Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin each released statements or social media messages calling on Franken to resign.

In the latest allegation, a woman told POLITICO that Franken tried to forcibly kiss her following a taping of his radio show in 2006. A former Democratic congressional aide, who was not identified by POLITICO, said Franken pursued her after her boss left the studio. When she tried to avoid him, she claims he told her: "It's my right as an entertainer."

(Excerpt) Read more at fox9.com ...


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 06, 2017, 09:53:49 AM
Sen Al Franken to make an announcement tomorrow
ABC News ^ | 12/06/17
Posted on 12/6/2017, 12:40:39 PM

JUST IN: Sen Al Franken to make an announcement tomorrow, his office says. He has faced calls to resign from more than ten Democratic Senate colleagues in the past hour. http://abcn.ws/2BEWmCX


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Dos Equis on December 06, 2017, 10:04:17 AM
Sen Al Franken to make an announcement tomorrow
ABC News ^ | 12/06/17
Posted on 12/6/2017, 12:40:39 PM

JUST IN: Sen Al Franken to make an announcement tomorrow, his office says. He has faced calls to resign from more than ten Democratic Senate colleagues in the past hour. http://abcn.ws/2BEWmCX

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Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Agnostic007 on December 06, 2017, 10:07:31 AM
He should resign. There should be no tolerance from either side if there is reasonable evidence the allegations are true. Let's see how that plays out in Alabama 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 06, 2017, 10:22:56 AM
He should resign. There should be no tolerance from either side if there is reasonable evidence the allegations are true. Let's see how that plays out in Alabama 

Pretty sure you know the difference between alleged and admitted.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 06, 2017, 10:25:19 AM
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/05/us/harvey-weinstein-complicity.html


Unbelievable. 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 06, 2017, 12:02:53 PM
BREAKING: Pervert Democrat Senator Al Franken Expected to Resign Thursday
GP ^ | December 6,2017 | Cristina Laila
Posted on 12/6/2017, 2:34:16 PM by Hojczyk

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, posted to Facebook her call on Franken to resign

Click here to see the list of Senators calling on Franken to resign.

A top Senate Dem says he expects Franken to resign Thursday shortly after Franken’s office said he would be making an announcement Thursday.

Democrat Senator Ron Wyden tweeted,”I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow. It is the right thing to do given this series of serious allegations.”

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Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 06, 2017, 12:11:37 PM
Conyers Endorses Son, Who Called Dad a 'F***king Player' for Hitting on Married Women
PJ Media ^ | December 6, 2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
Posted on 12/6/2017, 3:09:45 PM by Loyalist

WASHINGTON – John Conyers III, whom outgoing Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) endorsed to replace him in Congress, once tweeted that his father was a “f——g player and reckless as hell” for hitting on a married woman.

“My dad is a f——g player and reckless as hell! He just got at this doods wife super low-key,” Conyers wrote on his Twitter account in June 2010, according to a report from MLive.com, a Michigan-based news website.

Conyers announced today that he plans to retire from Congress amid sexual harassment allegations from multiple women and he wants his oldest son, John Conyers III, to take his seat.

John Conyers III, now 27, made headlines in 2010 when he claimed two Apple laptops and $27,000 in concert tickets had been stolen from his father’s government vehicle, which was a Cadillac Escalade SUV. He also reportedly posted a photo of a bottle of Moet champagne next to the steering wheel of the vehicle, which caused some of Conyers’ constituents to question why his son was driving a taxpayer-funded vehicle. This prompted his father to apologize for the incident.

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Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 06, 2017, 12:15:27 PM
Democrat Accused Of Sexual Harassment (says) Pelosi Knew And Did Nothing About It
Daily Caller ^

Posted on 12/6/2017, 3:05:34 PM by

A first-term Democratic congressman accused of sexual harassment said that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi knew about the allegations while he was running for office and supported him anyway, putting millions of dollars behind his 2016 congressional campaign.

During his campaign, Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen allegedly propositioned a female staffer for sex on multiple occasions and touched her thighs. The staffer resigned during Kuhen’s primary campaign as a result of his harassment, she told BuzzFeed.

Pelosi was quick to demand Kihuen’s resignation after the allegations became public, but she actually has known about the harassment allegations for a while, Kihuen told ABC News.

“I do find it interesting that the DCCC, Leader Pelosi and Chairman Ben Ray Lujan — they knew about these allegations last year,” he said. “They looked into them. They didn’t find anything, and they continued investing millions of dollars in my campaign. They went out there and campaigned for me.”

If true, Kihuen’s account would reflect poorly on Pelosi, who said over the weekend that she believed Kihuen’s accuser.

“The young woman’s documented account is convincing, and I commend her for the courage it took to come forward. In light of these upsetting allegations, Congressman Kihuen should resign,” Pelosi said on Saturday.

Drew Hammill, a spokesman for Pelosi, insisted to ABC News that Pelosi “first learned of these allegations from BuzzFeed last week.” A spokeswoman for the DCCC similarly denied Kihuen’s account


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 06, 2017, 12:27:19 PM
AVALANCHE: Democratic Senators Turn on Al Franken After Latest Allegations
Mediaite ^ | 6 Dec 2017 | Josh Feldman
Posted on 12/6/2017, 12:08:23 PM by mandaladon

Six senators on Wednesday called on fellow Democrat Al Franken to resign, in a jaw-dropping avalanche of statements addressing the latest allegations against the Minnesota senator.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, kicked things off, publishing a post on Facebook aptly titled “Senator Franken Should Step Aside” (read here). Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Patty Murray of Washington and Kamala Harris of California all followed suit.

This comes on the heels of yet another woman coming forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Franken, which he has denied as “categorically not true.”

Gillibrand’s Facebook statement says that while she has considered Franken a friend, “this moment of reckoning about our friends and colleagues who have been accused of sexual misconduct is necessary, and it is painful.”

Hirono immediately followed suit, publishing a thread on Twitter explaining her decision:

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Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 06, 2017, 12:39:38 PM
What this tells you is that Moore is death and taxes to win in Alabama. That’s why they’re all coming out now. A Moore loss and they could’ve circled the wagons around Franken. However, now that Moore is going to be in the Senate there’s no way they could go after him with Franken still sitting there.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 06, 2017, 12:44:27 PM
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/i-believe-frankens-accusers-because-he-groped-me-too/547691


Ha!!! 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 06, 2017, 01:04:31 PM
He hasn’t denied any of the allegations accusations. Why wouldn’t we will leave them?
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/i-believe-frankens-accusers-because-he-groped-me-too/547691


Ha!!!  



At the end of the day, this is what did him in. Accusations often boil down to a he said she said kind of thing, but you just don’t recover from something like this:

(https://media1.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2017_46/2228926/171116-al-franken-leeann-tweeden-airplane-se-1105a_cdbd11d4ba4f856a53dca9fe3803882f.nbcnews-fp-360-360.jpg)


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 06, 2017, 01:39:06 PM
Conyers Mentioned Chandra Levy Case When Intern Rebuffed Sexual Advance: Report
Fox News ^ | 12-6-2017 | Matt Finn
Posted on 12/6/2017, 11:49:59 AM

A former congressional intern reportedly says she too was a victim of inappropriate sexual contact by now-retired Rep. John Conyers, saying Conyers even claimed during that encounter to have “inside information” on then-missing federal intern Chandra Levy.

Courtney Morse, 36, described the incident from 16 years ago to The Washington Post. She said Conyers, D-Mich., mentioned the Levy case when Morse was a college intern for him and the congressman drove her home one night.

Morse said Conyers wrapped his hand around hers while it was in her lap and said he was interested in a sexual relationship, the newspaper reported.

Levy went missing in 2001. A police investigation revealed she was having an affair with married California Democratic Rep. Gary Condit.

“[Conyers] said he had insider information on the case. I don’t know if he meant it to be threatening, but I took it that way,” Morse told The Post. “I got out of the car and ran.”

Morse said nothing inappropriate happened during the first months of her internship and that she accepted Conyers’ offer for a paid summer internship. Then he started giving her gifts and asked her to dine with him -- and later offered her the ride home, which she accepted. Morse quit her internship shortly after the incident and returned to Ohio.

Levy’s remains were found about a year later in a park. MS-13 member Ingmar Guandique was found guilty of murder, but the case was effectively dropped over problematic witness testimony and Guandique was deported. Condit lost reelection in 2002 amid speculation about his role, but his lawyer later described the Guandique verdict as vindication for his client.

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Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Dos Equis on December 06, 2017, 02:10:13 PM
Conyers Mentioned Chandra Levy Case When Intern Rebuffed Sexual Advance: Report
Fox News ^ | 12-6-2017 | Matt Finn
Posted on 12/6/2017, 11:49:59 AM

A former congressional intern reportedly says she too was a victim of inappropriate sexual contact by now-retired Rep. John Conyers, saying Conyers even claimed during that encounter to have “inside information” on then-missing federal intern Chandra Levy.

Courtney Morse, 36, described the incident from 16 years ago to The Washington Post. She said Conyers, D-Mich., mentioned the Levy case when Morse was a college intern for him and the congressman drove her home one night.

Morse said Conyers wrapped his hand around hers while it was in her lap and said he was interested in a sexual relationship, the newspaper reported.

Levy went missing in 2001. A police investigation revealed she was having an affair with married California Democratic Rep. Gary Condit.

“[Conyers] said he had insider information on the case. I don’t know if he meant it to be threatening, but I took it that way,” Morse told The Post. “I got out of the car and ran.”

Morse said nothing inappropriate happened during the first months of her internship and that she accepted Conyers’ offer for a paid summer internship. Then he started giving her gifts and asked her to dine with him -- and later offered her the ride home, which she accepted. Morse quit her internship shortly after the incident and returned to Ohio.

Levy’s remains were found about a year later in a park. MS-13 member Ingmar Guandique was found guilty of murder, but the case was effectively dropped over problematic witness testimony and Guandique was deported. Condit lost reelection in 2002 amid speculation about his role, but his lawyer later described the Guandique verdict as vindication for his client.

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Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 06, 2017, 04:44:34 PM
Washington Post ^ | December 6, 2017 | Craig Whitlock
Posted on 12/6/2017, 7:05:12 PM by EdnaMode

A California woman who worked for a sports marketing firm led by Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit alleging that the retired football star required her to wear thong underwear and share his bed during business trips.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in Orange County, Calif., also alleges that Moon, 61, committed sexual battery by grabbing the woman’s crotch during a trip to Seattle this year. The suit further accuses Moon of pulling off the woman’s bathing suit after slipping a drug into her drink during a separate trip to Mexico in October.

A publicist for Moon’s company, Sports 1 Marketing of Irvine, Calif., did not return phone calls or an email seeking comment.

The plaintiff, Wendy Haskell, 32, was hired as Moon’s executive assistant in July and traveled with him on a weekly basis for speaking engagements, charity events and personal appearances, according to the lawsuit. She alleges that she was demoted by the firm in October after she complained about Moon’s sexual advances.

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Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 06, 2017, 04:45:40 PM
John Conyers Son and Heir Apparent Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence
TMZ ^ | 12/6/17 | Staff
Posted on 12/6/2017, 7:25:26 PM by x1stcav

John Conyers' son -- the one he wants to replace him in Congress -- was arrested this year for felony domestic violence ... TMZ has learned.

John Conyers III got in a fight with his girlfriend on February 15, 2017. Law enforcement sources tell us he accused her of cheating after going through her computer at around 2 AM. The argument allegedly escalated into physical violence ... she told cops John body slammed her on her bed and on the floor, pinned her down and spit on her. She says she tried calling the cops, but he took her phone.

The woman claims he then chased her into her kitchen where she grabbed a 10-inch knife to protect herself, ordering him to leave the house.

She says he grabbed the knife and then swung at her twice, stabbing her, cutting her right bicep which required 3 stitches. She says he then chased her back into the bedroom, pinned her against the bed and slapped her.

They both called 911 and when cops came John claimed she pulled a knife on him and, when he grabbed it to protect himself, he accidentally stabbed her.

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Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 07, 2017, 07:23:53 AM
Why Liberal Democrats Ignored Sexual Harassment for So Many Years
Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | John C. Goodman
Posted on 12/7/2017, 10:06:54 AM by Kaslin



The quick answer is that liberalism is no longer an ideology, focused on ideas. It is a sociology, bent on acquiring political power and social dominance.

George McGovern was the last Democratic presidential nominee who ran an issues campaign. That was 45 years ago. Since then Democratic politicians and their liberal supporters in the mainstream media have moved steadily away from issues and toward the politics of identity. Can you think of a single issue highlighted in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign? I bet you can’t.

For the most part, all the issues we have been discussing since the days of Ronald Reagan have come from the right – flat tax, school choice, privatization, private Social Security accounts, etc. Liberal Democrats have done little more than oppose.

The only political message Democrats have had for blacks is: vote for us because you’re black. The only message for women is: vote for us because you’re a woman. Similarly, for Hispanics, immigrants, gays, etc.

Identity politics is based on three Vs: victims, votes and vengeance.

Victimization means telling people their problems, their setbacks, their disappointments are caused by someone else. They’ve been oppressed. Unfairly. They should be angry about it. Very angry. And … do what? … Go vote.

Identity politics is not about changing laws. It’s about getting people to the polls. It’s not about changing institutions. It’s about acquiring political power.

If you aren’t listening very carefully, you might mistakenly think that Democrats have agendas. For example, you would expect a party that is pro-women to have a women’s agenda. A party that is pro-black to have an agenda for blacks. A party that is for the little guy to have a little guy’s agenda. In fact, the Democrats don’t have any of these.

Some time ago, Wall Street Journal editorialist Kimberly Strassel and I wrote a book entitled, Leaving Women Behind. The entire book was about ways women get shafted by federal policies. For example, tax law, labor law, employee benefits law, the Social Security system, the disability system, etc., are all based on an outmoded view of how women live. It’s as though the entire federal bureaucracy decided years ago that the typical woman would be a stay-at-home mom, married to a full-time worker husband. If your household fits that image, federal policies probably work pretty well for you. But if you are a modern family living under outdated laws, you’re probably losing out.

Our book was chock full of ways to bring federal policies into the 21st century and make them consistent with the changing role of women in the modern age. Question: how many of these policy changes were endorsed by the Hillary Clinton campaign? Answer: not a one. (For what it’s worth, our suggestions to Mitt Romney were ignored as well.)

You might think that sexual harassment would be a rather straightforward issue for the party that claims to be the party of women. In the 1990s, liberal activist groups used the issue to almost derail the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and to force the resignation of Senator Bob Packwood. But the allegations against Thomas and Packwood seem almost trivial by today’s standards.

Later when Bill Clinton was accused of these far more serious transgressions, women’s groups associated with the Democratic Party defended him. Republicans called them “hypocrites.” But that misses the point.

We now know that sexual harassment has been rampant for years in all the places where liberals congregated – on Capitol Hill, in the state legislatures, in Hollywood, in the mainstream media, at liberal opinion magazines, etc. If they cared about this behavior they could have said something. But they didn’t. I hope it is now clear to all that sexual harassment to the Democratic establishment was always about elections and achieving political goals. It was never about anything else.

There is also no Democratic black agenda. And there never has been. At least for the last 50 years.

San Francisco is probably the most liberal city in California. And it’s the richest. If they care about minority children there, they certainly have the means to do something about it. Yet, black and Hispanic children do worse in San Francisco schools than anywhere else in the entire state.

It’s almost a rule of modern political science: wherever you find minority children attending bad schools, Democrats are probably in charge. Ditto for the worst housing. And the worst environmental dangers.

For many years, the only people who seemed to care about helping black children escape bad schools were conservative Republicans. Wealthy Republican donors set up private school choice programs all over the country. In recent years, many wealthy Democrats have joined to help them. But there are almost no establishment Democrats who are willing to stand up to the teachers’ unions.

The final V is vengeance. If people have been oppressed, don’t you think they should have the opportunity to complain? And given their oppression, don’t you think they should be allowed to step over boundaries the rest of us must respect? Liberals certainly think that way.

Jesse Jackson called Jews “Hymies” and called New York City “Hymietown.” Al Sharpton created a lucrative business out of Mau-Mauing unsuspecting whites – for $10,000 he could arrange a civil rights protest almost anywhere. Black Lives Matter marchers chanted “Pigs in a blanket…” Rich black football players took a knee, to protest living in a racist country. Protestors can tear down statues for almost any reason. Members of the media and even Hillary Clinton herself can make up fake news stories about Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

And they all get away with it. In fact, to object to any of this is in the liberal mind “political incorrectness.”

Well … at least it was until someone was willing to call them out. And because he did it, Donald Trump became president.

More on that in another column.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 07, 2017, 08:17:38 AM
As FBI Directors, Mueller and Comey Ignored Dozens of Female Agents Who Were Sexually Abused
True Pundit ^ | 12/6/2017 | by Investigative Bureau
Posted on 12/7/2017, 9:17:37 AM by b4its2late

Spanning more than a decade, former FBI directors Robert Mueller and his successor and protégé James Comey relied on their inner circles to help cover up a surging and troubling amount of sexual misconduct complaints filed by physically violated and emotionally battered female FBI agents.

There is a culture of corruption in the FBI. Or the FBI is a culture of corruption.

“They (Mueller and Comey) didn’t care as long as they were insulated politically,” one female FBI insider said. “It’s rampant. People wouldn’t believe it. Agents are being sexually assaulted and they are terrified to speak out.”

While similar sexual abuse in Hollywood has garnered the public’s outrage and attention, the systemic abuse fostered by Mueller and Comey is far worse, according to numerous FBI personnel. By ignoring the abuse instead of confronting it, Mueller and Comey ultimately created a culture of enablers and silencers who often worked together to openly sexually abuse and exploit women in the Bureau, then punish the agents who have the guts to balk or walk.

“I lost everything because I stood up to the sexual abuse,” one female FBI agent said. “I stupidly told (female) agents that if we told the truth we could stop it from happening. It was the biggest mistake of my career. There is no place for honesty in the FBI anymore.”

A veteran male agent reluctantly agreed.

“This is the FBI’s playbook from the seventh floor” one male FBI agent said, alluding to the bosses on the seventh floor of the FBI’s D.C. HQ. “Female agents aren’t here to get promoted; they’re here for one thing. And if they complain about it that’s a big mistake.”

While the fickle Beltway politicians and Americans become equally enraged by a handful of sexual assaults by politicians like Sen. Al Franken and John Conyers, those abuses — although important — pale in comparison to the frequency of what happens daily in the FBI, according to interviews with sources.

During Mueller’s and Comey’s tenure as the head of the FBI — from 2001 to 2017 — countless female FBI agents were sexually harassed, sexually assaulted, and almost always marginalized by retaliation when they complained. True Pundit interviewed numerous FBI agents and insiders while researching this troubling story – including direct victims of sexual misconduct – and examined internal complaints obtained through sources as well as public law suits.

A culture of corruption. Sixteen years in the making. A conspicuous conspiracy to sexually harass and cavort.

One high-ranking FBI official estimates there are “several hundred and maybe far more” active sexual harassment and misconduct cases filed by female FBI agents. And those are only the current cases.That doesn’t include the female agents who have remained silent, toiling in their day-to-day FBI responsibilities, fearful of professional retaliation if they speak up, several FBI insiders confirmed.

There are in fact approximately 293 pending cases, based on the statistics maintained by the FBI’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs. While not all are related to female discrimination and sexual harassment, many are. It is impossible to determine exactly how many because the DOJ categorizes complaints such in an archaic manner. So far in 2017, there have been approximately 50 new harassment cases filed, which include general harassment and sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.

There are not statistics compiled, however, for sexual harassment cases filed by female agents at the federal EEOC level, in civil court, or through the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility. And then there are the dozens of FBI women who remain silent about the abuse. The want to hold onto their jobs and have witnessed the brutal gauntlet others have had to endure in a lost quest for legal relief.

The FBI’s sexual harassment also costs untold millions in taxpayer dollars to defend and settle complaints, grievances and law suits. One Bureau insider and former accountant for a Fortune 100 financial company said the FBI’s unofficial tally during the last decade for the FBI to fight and settle sexual misconduct and harassment cases could eclipse $150 million.

And that is a conservative figure, the FBI official said.

That’s $150 million. Or more. Or perhaps less. Only the FBI knows and that is the point. This is a serious scandal which requires Congressional intervention to ascertain just how many women who dreamed about becoming a FBI Special Agent or FBI analyst — and worked to make that dream their life – ended up battered, bruised and abandoned by bosses like Comey & Mueller who largely through either malfeasance or nefarious intent helped nurture a system of rampant sexual harassment and sexual abuse. Include McCabe here too. And any attempts to change that culture by the victims – sworn FBI agents, analysts and female support personnel — were met with harsh and often vicious repercussions, unexpected in an agency sworn to protect and defend law and order in America.

The result of such sanctioned abuse has given women FBI agents little recourse: female personnel either put up and shut up or spoke up and risked their careers. In fact, many times speaking up to try and squelch sexual harassment cost many female agents their careers because the male hierarchy at the Bureau have been rewarded for retaliating against sexual abuse whistle blowers, according to FBI sources.

Some women lost their marriages, relationships, homes too as well as their careers, by over-leveraging their debt to pay legal fees to fight the FBI’s corrupt infrastructure. One agent, Suzane J. Doucette who was victim of sexual assault by a superior in the Phoenix field office, pursued the FBI and settled her case. But her husband Bradley, also a decorated FBI agent, turned his FBI-issued glock on himself in their bedroom one morning before work and committed suicide while his wife was in the next room. On-the-job and off-the-job stress. All FBI related, including his wife’s case.

Mueller and Comey enabled this culture and did nothing to alter the corrupted and petty Sanhedrin of enablers and abusers who often operated like a cabal of drunken frat boys instead on Special Agents sworn to protect Americans and the Constitution, according to several insiders who spoke to True Pundit.

The rampant sexual abuse can hardly be a surprise at FBI when factoring in that such abuse ifs almost always prevalent in a workplace culture where there are usually other problems: internal and external investigations of upper management, allegations of widespread graft and corruption, bullying, and clandestine political skullduggery.

Meanwhile, the mainstream media sits silent too, ever the Deep State’s sentinels protecting the FBI’s crooked brass, just like the entertainment media squelched the rampant sexual abuse in Hollywood until it spread beyond its control.

The culture of corruption in the FBI has reached an apex. Something needs to change and in a very big way.

Then there’s the pending concern for blackmail. Yes, blackmail. Inside the FBI. Employed as a political or nefarious tool by FBI brass. What better leverage would a superior use to get an unwilling agent to do dirty work – even break the law — than to threaten that agent to expose his infidelity with a FBI colleague – or multiple colleagues — to his wife?

“This is happening more than anyone would ever know,” said one FBI agent who has served under multiple directors. “You realize the people you’re working for are worse than the criminals. This is old-fashioned extortion and it’s out of control.”

According to long-time FBI veterans who began their careers in the 1990s, then-FBI Director Louis Freeh instituted a sweeping disciplinary policy for FBI supervisors soliciting sex with subordinates or any FBI agents engaging in extramarital sexual affairs.

“Freeh would just pull your security clearance because he feared you might be blackmailed,” one FBI veteran said. “And they would make you tell your spouse so there wasn’t any leverage. They don’t do that anymore. Now it’s chaos.”

One such case surfaced this week, when FBI Section Chief Peter Strzok was exposed for engaging in a relationship with FBI lawyer Lisa Page who is married and works for McCabe. Strzok worked for Mueller’s special counsel team investigating President Donald Trump at the time of the intra-office affair but has since been removed from the Trump Russia probe. In a potential sign that FBI culture could be changing for the better, newly-minted FBI Director Christopher Wray was reportedly angered by the infidelity and has re-assigned Strzok to the human relations department of the Bureau.

But the sexual abuse in the FBI cuts both ways, according to federal sources. Female managers have on occasion sexually harassed male agents or pressured subordinates for sex. This is yet another example of out of control and unchecked workplace harassment at the FBI.

Is the rampant sex among supervisors and their subordinates being green lighted so that the romps can be used as a form or blackmail? That would be a very dastardly and a very clandestine way of controlling would-be whistle blowers that may infringe and threaten other illegal schemes FBI brass is involved in. That is, after all, how blackmail and extortion work. The FBI use such sleight of hand with criminal targets and dupes because it is effective and thorough. Why not use it too on colleagues?

But FBI and its brass is supposed to protect folks – especially their fellow agents of all genders — not condone superiors having sex with subordinates or married agents.

Or having sex while in a government office. In corners of the FBI’s headquarters building. Or its sprawling underground parking garage where CCTV surveillance cameras don’t cover the entire square footage. Or the front steps of the FBI’s D.C. field office. Or a rendezvous with a subordinate support staffer or Agent in a hotel near the field office.

That’s the FBI’s ugly secret. And there is a well-oiled machine in place to keep such cases under wraps. At all the costs are underwritten by the taxpayer. There are many twists and turns to this scandal with many seemingly exceeding the raunchiness of the abuse inflicted by Harvey Weinstein’s and his Hollywood cohorts.

Such cases and suits have been quietly piling up for more than a decade at the FBI. Meanwhile, Mueller and Comey both feigned ignorance, according to several FBI sources. Despite pleas by agents to fire repeated intra-office sexual offenders, many times the male perpetrators were promoted instead to positions with even more clout and power.

Meanwhile, female agents were ostracized and administratively tortured. Some driven to nervous breakdowns, stomach ulcers, a life after exiting the FBI spent in and out of psychotherapy trying to pinpoint what THEY did wrong. This doesn’t include others who turned to alcohol or prescription pills to numb help a spiraling, unexpected life.

“I had supervisors ask me who I was sleeping with and if I was available for sex,” one female agent said. “With guys it is cool to act that way in the office. It’s just the way it is. You get used to it.”

It’s little wonder the amount of female FBI agents has been plummeting as many simply quit and walk away from what was once their dream job, even after the file sexual abuse complaints. Women in the FBI today hold about 12 percent of 220 senior agent positions. But that number has tumbled from 2013 when FBI women held about 20 percent of senior positions.

Of the FBI’s 13,000+ agents roughly 20 percent are women. That sets up a four-to-one male to female ratio in the Bureau which in itself can be a root cause for many of these harassment problems. The challenge is that so many women are walking away from FBI careers because of the harassment it is almost impossible to beef up the number of female agents to alter the lopsided ratio.

At a conference of police chiefs in 2016 Comey acknowledged the FBI was having serious problems retaining female agents. He deemed the situation “a crisis.”

“The big challenge we’ve been confronting over the last two years is, how do we get women and people of color,” Comey said. “That’s been our big trouble and I’ve described it as a crisis.” (NY Times)

Yet Comey never did anything extraordinary to curb the rampant sexual misconduct, several FBI sources said, even though he was asked to help stop abuse.

But no matter how many women the FBI hires and trains it can’t seriously expect to retain stand-up women of character and integrity in such a runaway chauvinistic culture of mental and physical abuse.

“How can you be concerned about recruiting women when you’ve created a sexual-charged minefield at work?” one agent said. “You don’t have a recruiting problem, the FBI has a retention problem because of the sexual harassment culture that has been allowed to fester for years.”

While Mueller certainly did little to curb the growing problems during his tenure, several agents said the sexually-charged environment really blossomed during Comey’s leadership, along with his deputy director Andrew McCabe’s brand of brash leadership.

Under Comey’s refusal to curb rampant abuse, FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. has become a breeding ground for sexual harassment. Similar oppressive environments also thrive in FBI field offices in Miami, Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix, New York and the list goes on. Unfortunately, the list only gets longer here.

How many sexual harassment cases have agents filed against Bureau colleagues? The number is impossible to ascertain. Some data is shared with the DOJ and reported quarterly but it is easily manipulated, insiders said. A sexual harassment complaint can be tagged as a general harassment complaint or under two dozen other categories. Other data is confidential through the federal EEOC. Not much of the data or cases are ever shared with lawmakers or Congress. And this doesn’t even account for the women who remain silent, afraid to sandbag their careers by trying to do the right thing.

Imagine that. FBI agents who fear doing what is right.

True Pundit contacted Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who has oversight of the FBI. Grassley has been proactive with several unfolding FBI scandals including many linked to Comey and deputy director Andrew McCabe.

Grassley’s office did not respond to a specific True Pundit inquiry seeking statistical information on the number of sexual harassment and misconduct cases pending against FBI brass filed by subordinates.

One well-placed FBI source, however, said Grassley’s office is aware of the growing number of harassment cases involving women employed by the FBI. And his committee could be investigating that as part of its sweeping ethics examination of Comey and McCabe.

Grassley likely understands the cost to taxpayers here is beyond staggering. The fallout from sexual misconduct and harassment complaints in the bureau likely exceed $120 to $150 million. And, again, that is a conservative estimate. Of course the true amount will likely never be uncovered. The majority of the cases are settled, dropped, or quietly forgotten by the time they are settled. FBI rules keep such complaints private as well.

But law suits are public and tougher to mask. In 2016, Former FBI agent Danielle Marks filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against the FBI and also named Comey as a defendant in U.S. District Court in Denver, CO.

Per the Denver Post:

The agents would make lewd jokes about how one of the male agents was having an affair with a female prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Meantime, a supervisory agent was having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female FBI agent, including openly sharing a hotel room during a work conference, the lawsuit says. The suit says the supervisor helped the woman get a position as secretary to Special Agent in Charge Thomas Ravanelle, who oversaw the Denver office and recently was transferred to the inspection division at the agency’s headquarters.

Agents would make sexually inappropriate remarks, look at Marks and the other female agent in the unit and say, “I wonder how many zeroes will be at the end of that lawsuit check,” the lawsuit says. It became so common that they would make a sexual comment and say, “Uh oh, add another zero.”

From interviews conducted by True Pundit, one female supervisory agent, just moments before briefing Mueller during a conference-room sit-down, was told by a high-ranking FBI official to sit quietly, like a piece of furniture.

“I was told you just sit there pretty like a piece of furniture,” the agent said. “He said ‘You just sit there and look pretty, that’s what you’re here for.’”

That same agent recalls another story where an Associate Director was having sex in the FBI HQ parking garage with an underling when the interlude was broken up by the FBI Police who maintains security of the headquarters building.

“He got caught running down Pennsylvania Avenue with his pants around his ankles after he ran out of the parking garage with his pants down but he was picked up by FBI Police,” the agent said.

It was the second time the senior agent was caught having sex with a female subordinate in the parking garage, the source said. Instead of being reprimanded, Mueller promoted the senior agent a week after the partial streaking episode.

Filing a complaint against a male agent for sexual misconduct is no simple task for female agents either. While other government employees can use the impartial U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to file a complaint, FBI agents are forbidden.

Instead, female agents must file the complaint with FBI’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs which is an agency under the directorate of the FBI itself.

“Guess who investigates your case?” one FBI agent lamented. “The FBI. Isn’t that wonderful? Not outside agency. It’s all kept quiet.”

FBI’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs conducts preliminary interviews and tries to get all parties to work out a quiet deal to remedy the complaint.

If that phase doesn’t garner a resolution, agents may file a formal complaint with federal EEOC. But again, those complaints are not public. And many cases can stretch for five years or more before they are resolved. At this level female agents are responsible for underwriting their own legal fees. And may agents – with rock-solid cases – simply drop these cases when they can no longer afford to pay their lawyers.

FBI brass use this flawed system to slow walk cases filed by female agents to try and rack up their personal legal fees so they will be motivated to drop the case.

“One case I know of the agent and their lawyers were up against six government lawyers,” one FBI agent said. “That’s just corrupt. And it gets too expensive to keep the suit active so many women walk away without anything, including their job.”

Perhaps equally alarming, a number of agents who have filed sexual harassment complaints allege the FBI’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs never interviewed the witnesses they submitted who could corroborate their allegations of harassment and sexual abuse. FBI sources had similar stories about their cases getting sandbagged by personnel at the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility, the internal Bureau arm that tackles ethics and disciplinary action.

“The entire process is a cruel joke,” one FBI agent said. “If Comey or McCabe or anyone with juice wants the case to vanish, they run it from upstairs and you never have a chance.”

EEOC complaints are not public information until a final case decision is made. If the female agent drops the case before resolution, the complaint remains confidential.

One FBI agent recounted finally receiving her notice of her sexual harassment case hearing date from EEOC, which she believes further boosts her claims of harassment.

“The hearing was about 1,500 miles from my office,” she said. “I’m supposed to pay for my witnesses to travel 1,500 miles to testify?”

Other female agents detailed instances where, after they filed complaints, their supervisors had responded by shadowing them in the field and micromanaging their work or downgraded otherwise glowing personnel evaluations to harm their chances of getting promoted or a pay raise.

The entire process is not cheap for the agent but especially for the taxpayer. When you compile the cost of an agent’s training, expertise, Bureau hierarchy and combine those intangibles with the bloated cost of paying government lawyers, EEOC lawyers, judges, and personnel and resources to defend these suits, the process easily spills over into the millions of dollars.

And that doesn’t include settlements paid to agents who win their cases.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 07, 2017, 08:55:09 AM
NBC says Olympic host Mike Tirico’s sexual harassment at ESPN is old news | Fox News


http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/12/07/nbcs-mike-tirico-to-anchor-olympics-despite-multiple-allegations-sexual-harassment-while-at-espn.html



https://theintercept.com/2017/12/06/mike-tirico-nbc-matt-lauer-mark-halperin/

“No fewer than 50 cases of sexual harassment” were reported by female staff to ESPN management through the first half of the ’90s, and Tirico became “one of the most notorious cases to arise.” Women said he never took “no” or “leave me alone” for an answer, and his behavior “got way out of line.”

ESPN ordered Tirico to “seek counseling” in addition to the three-month suspension, during which he didn’t receive pay or appear on air.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 07, 2017, 09:43:25 AM
Senator Al Franken Resigns
https://kfiam640.iheart.com/ ^ | 12/7/2017 | KFI AM radio Los Angeles
Posted on 12/7/2017, 11:53:31 AM

Just reported via KFI radio, Los Angeles AM 640 --

Senator Al Franken Resigns



Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: mazrim on December 07, 2017, 09:49:07 AM
Senator Al Franken Resigns
https://kfiam640.iheart.com/ ^ | 12/7/2017 | KFI AM radio Los Angeles
Posted on 12/7/2017, 11:53:31 AM

Just reported via KFI radio, Los Angeles AM 640 --

Senator Al Franken Resigns


Lots of false headlines with this. He did not resign. He said he will in the upcoming weeks. Leaving it open not to.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 07, 2017, 10:00:58 AM
POLITICS 12/07/2017 12:33 pm ET Updated 11 minutes ago
Exclusive: Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Fired For Misconduct By Morgan Stanley
A woman who was interviewed as part of the company’s HR probe separately told HuffPost that Ford harassed her one evening in Manhattan several years ago.

By Yashar Ali
Former Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr. has been fired for misconduct by Morgan Stanley after facing a human resources investigation into allegations of misconduct, a company spokeswoman confirmed.

“He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies,” a spokeswoman for Morgan Stanley told HuffPost in an email.

At least one woman, who is not a Morgan Stanley employee but interacted with Ford in a professional capacity, was interviewed by Morgan Stanley’s HR department as part of the investigation.

In two interviews with HuffPost, the woman alleged that Ford engaged in harassment, intimidation, and forcibly grabbed her one evening in Manhattan, leading her to seek aid from a building security guard. The incident took place several years ago when Ford and the woman were supposed to be meeting for professional reasons. Ford continued to contact her after the encounter until she wrote an email asking him to cease contact.

The email, which was reviewed by HuffPost, shows that the woman emailed Ford after he repeatedly asked her to drinks. She asked him not to contact her anymore, citing his inappropriate conduct the evening where he forcibly grabbed and harassed her. Ford replied to the email by apologizing and agreeing not to contact her. 

HuffPost is not identifying the woman at her request but has reviewed emails that confirm her interactions with Ford and spoke to two people whom the woman confided in about the incident. One woman heard from Ford’s accuser the night of the incident and described her as “distraught, shocked, and frightened,” and said that she was concerned about any career ramifications should she report the incident.

Ford comes from a prominent political family in Tennessee. His father, Harold Ford Sr., held a congressional seat for 12 terms before retiring, leaving his son to run for the seat, a race which he won handily. Ford served in the House for nearly 10 years before deciding to run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Republican Bill Frist. Ford lost that hotly contested 2006 race by fewer than three points to current Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

Since leaving Congress in 2007, Ford has worked for two financial services companies, first for Merrill Lynch and then Morgan Stanley, which he joined in 2011 as a managing director.

At the time Morgan Stanley announced the hire, The New York Times described Ford’s role as a rainmaker of sorts: “Mr. Ford will be responsible for ‘building business opportunities’ for clients, Morgan Stanley said. He will manage relationships with corporate directors, senior executives and institutional investors, as well as private clients.” 

Ford also serves as a paid on-air political analyst for NBC/MSNBC and regularly appears on the MSNBC program “Morning Joe.”

Do you have information you want to share with HuffPost? Here’s how.

www.huffingtonpost.com



ANOTHER LIBERAL BITES THE DUST! 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Dos Equis on December 07, 2017, 10:07:13 AM
Holy smokes. Tidal wave.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 07, 2017, 10:10:40 AM
Holy smokes. Tidal wave.

Donnie Douchebag is next if I had to bet. 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 07, 2017, 10:21:57 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/12/07/corey-feldmans-1993-audio-files-naming-alleged-sexual-predators-found-by-santa-barbara-county-sheriffs-office.html

Awesome - now they can go after these hollywood pedos and liberal perverts


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 07, 2017, 10:23:29 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/12/07/corey-feldmans-1993-audio-files-naming-alleged-sexual-predators-found-by-santa-barbara-county-sheriffs-office.html

Awesome - now they can go after these hollywood pedos and liberal perverts

Can you just imagine the smugness and pomposity of these motherfuckers that on all of their fucking award shows it was essentially a three hour Trump bashing.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 07, 2017, 10:27:45 AM
John Hockenberry Is 6th NPR Employee Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Presenter John Hockenberry attends the 2008 National Design Awards gala at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum on October 23, 2008 in New York City.

(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)Neilson Barnard/Getty
by JOHN NOLTE

7 Dec 201711

Our tax dollars are being well spent at National Public Radio, a left-wing news outlet that has obviously tolerated and enabled a toxic culture of sexual misconduct against women for quite some time. You can now add NPR icon John Hockenberry to a list that also includes David Sweeney, NPR’s chief news editor; Garrison Keillor, NPR icon; WNYC hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz; and Michael Orsekes, NPR’s senior vice president and editorial director.

The last three were fired over allegations of misconduct. Lopate and Schwarts are on  an “indefinite leave.”

Hockenberry, however, was allowed to “honorably” retire in August of this year after nearly three decades of co-hosting the morning  news program “The Takeaway” for WNYC, which was heard on 270 stations. This early retirement at age 61, occurred six months after a sexual harassment complaint had been filed against him.

The woman who filed the complaint, Suki Kim, a journalist with a focus on North Korea, claims that the married-with-five-kids Hockenberry repeatedly asked her out.  “Any interest in a museum and coffee?”; “Next time maybe we could try for something outside in the park maybe the Met or something”; “Let’s do a date”; and “Need more Kim.”

A July 2016 email with the subject line “Need another dose of you,” was the final straw. Kim broke off contact. She claims Hockenberry would not go away and received emails that read, “Let me know if I am bugging you or creeping you out?”; and  “Miss you.”

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Although she was not responding, she received eight emails in as many months.

Kim admits this is “mild stuff in a world of dropped pants, rape, and secret buttons to lock women in rooms,” but other female co-workers allege much worse.

Kristen Meinzer claims that when she told Hockenberry about landing an important guest, the wheel-chair bound NPR icon “rolled right up to me at my desk, grabbed my face, and started kissing me. I moved my head away and pushed him away, and I said, ‘No, no, please don’t.’”

His reply was, “I just want to kiss you because I’m so thankful.”

Meizner claims the harassment continued on social media.

About a photo of Meizner and her husband, Hockenberry asked, “Doesn’t one of you have herpes at least?” Using Gchat, he said to her, “Everyone thinks you have a secret life as a dominatrix” and “Do you think about anything other than sex?” and “you and your sex obsession.”

An anonymous accuser claims that while staying at a hotel due to a snowstorm, Hockenberry asked her to come to his room to discuss the show. Once alone with him, “He came up and put his arms on mine, and kissed me. Then he said, ‘I love you. We’ve always had this special thing.’ I pushed him away, and said ‘This cannot happen.’ I ran out of the room.”

A forth accuser, also anonymous, claims that after she submitted her resignation in 2013, his Gchatting at all hours “unnerved” her. Want to get a hotel room?” he asked. She later reported the incident to two of her bosses. Hockenberry apologized.

An college-aged intern hoping to interview Hockenberry got these responses: “Let’s get some Spanish wine in you.” And “Let’s get you drunk.”

Writing for the Guardian, Adaora Udoji, a co-host with Hockenberry, does not allege any sexual misconduct but rather years of bullying that she describes as “excruciating.” Like some of the others, she says she complained to the chain of command, but nothing was done.

“How in the world could this abuse go on for nearly 10 years across three different co-hosts and among other staff and nothing be done? How is that he was rewarded for that behavior with a show by himself in light of a reported trail of complaints?,” she asks.

To tell her story and demand accountability, Udoji is violating the non-disclosure agreement she signed in 2009 when her contract was bought out.

In less than two months, five powerful men, paid in part with taxpayer dollars, have been fired or put on leave due to sexual misconduct. Another was apparently forced to retire early.

These are our elites. These are our left-wing arbiters of taste and truth.  And we the taxpayers are subsidizing all of it.

Follow John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC. Follow his Facebook Page here.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 07, 2017, 12:04:46 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5154937/Kevin-Spacey-groped-Norwegian-royal-Nobel-party.html




Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 07, 2017, 12:07:29 PM
https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/sites/newyorklawjournal/2017/12/05/public-defender-organization-accused-of-retaliation-over-staff-attorneys-sexual-harassment-allegations/?slreturn=20171107150513


WTF!!!  This is getting crazy - another lib organization rocked. 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 07, 2017, 12:47:19 PM
http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/12/07/franken-accuser-resignation-speech


Ha ha ha!!!!


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: SOMEPARTS on December 07, 2017, 01:45:12 PM
Franken shows how politicians really believe the rules don't apply to them. What a maroon.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: TheGrinch on December 07, 2017, 04:52:21 PM
but but but..

Pizzagate was all made up right........


amazing... how the real criminals still go unpunished


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 08, 2017, 07:12:37 AM

Buzzfeed ^ | December 7, 2017 | Claudia Rosenbaum
Posted on 12/8/2017, 7:51:47 AM by C19fan

Bryan Singer, the big-budget filmmaker behind multiple X-Men movies, has been sued for allegedly raping a 17-year-old boy on a yacht, and then using his position in Hollywood to threaten him into silence.

In the lawsuit, Cesar Sanchez-Guzman alleges that Singer offered to give him a tour of the yacht during a boat party near Seattle in 2003. Once cornered in a room, Singer allegedly forced the teen to perform oral sex before raping him, according to the lawsuit filed in Washington state court.

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 08, 2017, 09:47:36 AM
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/news/new-dustin-hoffman-accuser-claims-harassment-physical-violation-broadway-guest-column-1062349




Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 09, 2017, 01:21:58 PM
SICKO: Multiple Women Accuse Anti-Trump Ninth Circuit Court Judge of Sexual Harassment

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/sicko-multiple-women-accuse-anti-trump-ninth-circuit-court-judge-sexual-harassment/


A former clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski said the powerful and well-known jurist, who for many years served as chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, called her into his office several times and pulled up pornography on his computer, asking if she thought it was photoshopped or if it aroused her sexually.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: mazrim on December 09, 2017, 01:51:27 PM



A former clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski said the powerful and well-known jurist, who for many years served as chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, called her into his office several times and pulled up pornography on his computer, asking if she thought it was photoshopped or if it aroused her sexually.
What a pick-up line! I bet that works well.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 09, 2017, 03:55:39 PM
What a pick-up line! I bet that works well.

Clinton appointee


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Purge_WTF on December 09, 2017, 04:22:53 PM
 Tom Hanks?!

 https://mobile.twitter.com/SaRaAshcraft/status/937724562866888704 (https://mobile.twitter.com/SaRaAshcraft/status/937724562866888704)


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Irongrip400 on December 09, 2017, 05:42:41 PM
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/news/new-dustin-hoffman-accuser-claims-harassment-physical-violation-broadway-guest-column-1062349




I think this one is bullshit. There's no one to corroborate this one. 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 09, 2017, 05:59:18 PM
I think this one is bullshit. There's no one to corroborate this one. 

The woman making the claim seems like a whack job too. Need to see more.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: loco on December 11, 2017, 07:49:22 AM
"Mario Batali has stepped down as co-host of ABC’s The Chew after four women accused the celebrity chef of sexual misconduct."

(http://cdn-image.foodandwine.com/sites/default/files/images-sys-200805-a-mario-batali.jpg)

http://tvline.com/2017/12/11/mario-batali-leaving-the-chew-sexual-misconduct/


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 11, 2017, 07:54:14 AM
"Mario Batali has stepped down as co-host of ABC’s The Chew after four women accused the celebrity chef of sexual misconduct."

(http://cdn-image.foodandwine.com/sites/default/files/images-sys-200805-a-mario-batali.jpg)

http://tvline.com/2017/12/11/mario-batali-leaving-the-chew-sexual-misconduct/

And yet another one busted so badly that he has no choice but to admit it:



“I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt. Although the identities of most of the individuals mentioned in these stories have not been revealed to me, much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted. That behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility and am deeply sorry for any pain, humiliation or discomfort I have caused to my peers, employees, customers, friends and family.”


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 11, 2017, 08:45:17 AM
And yet another one busted so badly that he has no choice but to admit it:



“I apologize to the people I have mistreated and hurt. Although the identities of most of the individuals mentioned in these stories have not been revealed to me, much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted. That behavior was wrong and there are no excuses. I take full responsibility and am deeply sorry for any pain, humiliation or discomfort I have caused to my peers, employees, customers, friends and family.”

Hide the sausage  :D


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 11, 2017, 02:37:17 PM
Hide the sausage  :D

Ryan Lizza - another lib.   YIKES

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-new-yorker-severs-ties-with-star-reporter-ryan-lizza




Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 11, 2017, 02:38:23 PM
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-11/longtime-npr-host-ashbrook-facing-misconduct-allegations


Longtime NPR Host - yikes.   Another one. 


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 11, 2017, 05:10:26 PM
Right Wing News ^ | 12/11/17 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Posted on 12/11/2017, 7:28:33 PM by x1stcav

One of the ex-wives of late singer Eddie Fisher, Terry Richard, has come forward to accuse Larry King of groping her. Larry King was a long-time host on CNN. She claims he groped her at separate events. One occurred in 2005 and one occurred in 2006. Both happened at baseball awards dinners at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Terry is 63 years-old. Larry King is now 84 years-old. The first incident happened during a photo where she claims that King slid his hand down her backless dress and rested his fingers in between her butt cheeks. The second time (and if it happened once, why the hell did you let him touch you again?), happened again as they were taking another photo together. She says he squeezed her butt so hard it left a massive bruise.

(Excerpt) Read more at rightwingnews.com ...


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: loco on December 12, 2017, 01:34:52 AM
Disney executive, 58, charged with three felony counts of child sexual abuse

(http://i0.wp.com/www.thestatesman.com/content/uploads/2017/12/Jon-Heely.jpg)

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/disney-executive-58-charged-three-154619595.html

(https://cache.undercovertourist.com/blog/2015/09/GD-DL-170.jpeg)


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: QuietYou on December 12, 2017, 01:54:21 AM
Disney executive, 58, charged with three felony counts of child sexual abuse

(http://i0.wp.com/www.thestatesman.com/content/uploads/2017/12/Jon-Heely.jpg)

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/disney-executive-58-charged-three-154619595.html

(https://cache.undercovertourist.com/blog/2015/09/GD-DL-170.jpeg)

Everyone associated with disney has quite a body count of children in their past including walt disney himself.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 12, 2017, 04:35:29 AM
Everyone associated with disney has quite a body count of children in their past including walt disney himself.

From my understanding, one of the primary characteristics of a Pedo is that they’re the Pied Piper type always having kids around. Michael Jackson is a good example. So, if you’re in the entertainment industry and you’re into young boys what better place to go than Disney?


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: loco on December 12, 2017, 04:43:52 AM
From my understanding, one of the primary characteristics of a Pedo is that they’re the Pied Piper type always having kids around. Michael Jackson is a good example. So, if you’re in the entertainment industry and you’re into young boys what better place to go than Disney?

I've heard the same about boy band managers and promoters.  The 80's Menudo boy band is a good example, where many of the band members, including Ricky Martin, were sexually abused when they were underage by their managers and promoters. 

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1991/05/22/Report-Menudo-members-sexually-abused/5282674884800/


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 12, 2017, 05:50:17 AM
I've heard the same about boy band managers and promoters.  The 80's Menudo boy band is a good example, where many of the band members, including Ricky Martin, were sexually abused when they were underage by their managers and promoters. 

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1991/05/22/Report-Menudo-members-sexually-abused/5282674884800/

If I were a Disney stock holder, I would be looking to bail the fuck out. There’s a good chance that this is just the tip of the iceberg and if shit really starts hitting the fan that company will never be the same.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: loco on December 12, 2017, 06:03:25 AM
If I were a Disney stock holder, I would be looking to bail the fuck out. There’s a good chance that this is just the tip of the iceberg and if shit really starts hitting the fan that company will never be the same.

Good.  Maybe then their park tickets and cruise tickets will finally come down in price.  Darn things are overpriced, unaffordable to the average folk, if you even wanna set foot on a Disney property to begin with.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: loco on December 13, 2017, 02:50:30 AM
"Mario Batali has stepped down as co-host of ABC’s The Chew after four women accused the celebrity chef of sexual misconduct."

(http://cdn-image.foodandwine.com/sites/default/files/images-sys-200805-a-mario-batali.jpg)

http://tvline.com/2017/12/11/mario-batali-leaving-the-chew-sexual-misconduct/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_oHUd-VBvA


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 13, 2017, 04:41:56 PM
This might end up as the longest thread ever on the political board:


Tavis Smiley Suspended by PBS Amid Sex Misconduct Claims (EXCLUSIVE – Variety

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/tavis-smiley-pbs-1202639424/


“The investigation found credible allegations that Smiley had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates, sources said. Some witnesses interviewed expressed concern that their employment status was linked to the status of a sexual relationship with Smiley.”


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 13, 2017, 04:55:53 PM
It’s gotten to the point where I can’t check my Twitter feed without seeing  one of these:



Five more women accuse Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct across three decades - LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-russell-simmons-yoga-20171213-htmlstory.html




Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Dos Equis on December 13, 2017, 05:27:31 PM
Crazy.   :o


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 13, 2017, 06:02:21 PM
Lol.


This might end up as the longest thread ever on the political board:


Tavis Smiley Suspended by PBS Amid Sex Misconduct Claims (EXCLUSIVE – Variety

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/tavis-smiley-pbs-1202639424/


“The investigation found credible allegations that Smiley had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates, sources said. Some witnesses interviewed expressed concern that their employment status was linked to the status of a sexual relationship with Smiley.”


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 14, 2017, 09:45:05 AM
Another one getting out in front of the story:

Morgan Spurlock: ‘I Am Part of the Problem’ - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/14/arts/morgan-spurlock-sexual-misconduct.html


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: loco on December 14, 2017, 10:03:04 AM
Another one getting out in front of the story:

Morgan Spurlock: ‘I Am Part of the Problem’ - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/14/arts/morgan-spurlock-sexual-misconduct.html

Never liked that guy, dishonest SOB.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 14, 2017, 04:30:45 PM
 Is this one new or just more added to an old story? I’m losing track of all of these:


Dustin Hoffman Allegedly Exposed Himself To A Minor, Assaulted 2 Women

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dustin-hoffman-exposed-minor_us_5a32fcd3e4b01d429cc74c5f



Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Dos Equis on December 14, 2017, 06:30:10 PM
Is this one new or just more added to an old story? I’m losing track of all of these:


Dustin Hoffman Allegedly Exposed Himself To A Minor, Assaulted 2 Women

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dustin-hoffman-exposed-minor_us_5a32fcd3e4b01d429cc74c5f



New ones.

Dustin Hoffman accused of sexually harassing 5 more women, some underage
By Elizabeth Zwirz Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/12/14/dustin-hoffman-accused-sexually-harassing-5-more-women-some-underage.html


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: mazrim on December 14, 2017, 06:43:21 PM
No idea if Oosterhouse is a liberal but woman is blatantly lying/jumping on the bandwagon with this one

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailywire.com/news/24707/hgtv-star-accused-forcing-makeup-artist-repeatedly-amanda-prestigiacomo%3famp

Even told others it was consensual but now years later (after being let go, lol) realizes it was Stockholm syndrome


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 15, 2017, 02:02:58 PM
I believe it was Michael Schenker who said:

And it’s on and on and on and on and on:


http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/15/politics/ethics-committee-kihuen/index.html

(CNN)Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen is being investigated by the House Ethics Committee following allegations of sexual misconduct from two women


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Dos Equis on December 15, 2017, 02:50:34 PM
Kansas Democrat Andrea Ramsey drops out of House race over 2005 harassment suit
By Kathleen Joyce   | Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/15/kansas-democrat-andrea-ramsey-drops-out-house-race-over-2005-harassment-suit.html


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: polychronopolous on December 15, 2017, 02:55:45 PM
Kansas Democrat Andrea Ramsey drops out of House race over 2005 harassment suit
By Kathleen Joyce   | Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/15/kansas-democrat-andrea-ramsey-drops-out-house-race-over-2005-harassment-suit.html

Wow. Even the ladies are getting caught up in all this now.

Shit is getting deep!


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: QuietYou on December 15, 2017, 04:18:00 PM
ESPN same thing with the owner of the panthers accused now


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: polychronopolous on December 15, 2017, 04:24:36 PM
ESPN same thing with the owner of the panthers accused now

The greatest thing for me is that those people live in a completely different world than myself.

I cut the cable a few years ago, don’t watch television, rarely watch newer movies.

Most of the political commentary I follow is that of small potato guys on YouTube and Twitter. Occasionally a local radio guy I respect like Mark Davis.

For entertainment I either lift, cardio or read.

Their whole system could collapse(and is) and it wouldn’t affect me in the slightest.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: TheGrinch on December 15, 2017, 05:35:03 PM
they are doing this to get attention away from the REAL problem -- pizzagate


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Soul Crusher on December 15, 2017, 08:11:37 PM

FoxNews.com ^ | 12/15/17 | By Samuel Chamberlain
Posted on 12/15/2017, 4:30:12 PM by blueyon

A former congressional aide Friday accused Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., of sexually harassing her and claimed she was fired and blackballed from further work on Capitol Hill when she refused his advances.

Reese Everson, a former Congressional Black Caucus Fellow, alleged that Scott touched her leg and body without permission and promised to advance her career if she let him flirt with her. Everson

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: Thin Lizzy on December 16, 2017, 06:45:07 PM
 :)


http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/16/nbc-made-payment-to-staffer-after-sexual-harassment-claim-against-chris-matthews/


An NBC spokesman confirmed Saturday the company made a separation-related payment to one of Chris Matthews employees after the woman complained about sexual harassment


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: polychronopolous on December 16, 2017, 06:50:09 PM
:)


http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/16/nbc-made-payment-to-staffer-after-sexual-harassment-claim-against-chris-matthews/


An NBC spokesman confirmed Saturday the company made a separation-related payment to one of Chris Matthews employees after the woman complained about sexual harassment

 :o

Would love to see Matthews taken down.

Can’t stand that guy.


Title: Re: Liberal Sexual Assault Mega Thread - too many going on now - BB can you merge?
Post by: SOMEPARTS on December 16, 2017, 07:48:15 PM
I worked a few corporate jobs and in high level sales and management they drill you about putting yourself in these situations because of past opportunists cashing in...and that was many years ago. It was the only thing they feared, most of the rest of business and after hours activities were wild west.

Just because NBC paid a Chris Matthews staffer some money on the way out doesn't necessarily mean he was a monster. I think he's been a loon politically but I'm not going to put him in the category of some of these people with so little fact known.