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Young woman accuses Oregon Rep. David Wu of aggressive, unwanted sexual encounter
The Oregonian ^ | 7/22/2011 | Charles Pope, Janie Har and Beth Slovic

Posted on 07/22/2011 7:11:22 PM PDT by Bean Counter

A distraught young woman called (Democrat) Oregon Rep. David Wu's Portland office this spring, accusing him of an unwanted sexual encounter, according to multiple sources.

When confronted, Wu acknowledged a sexual encounter to his senior aides but insisted it was consensual, the sources said.

The woman is the daughter of a longtime friend and campaign donor. She apparently did not contact police at the time.

One person who heard the voice mail described the woman as upset, breathing heavily and "distraught."

In the voice mail, the young woman accused Wu of aggressive and unwanted sexual behavior, according to sources with direct knowledge of the message and its contents.

Reporters could not verify the young woman's age. Notes on Facebook over the last 18 months indicate she graduated from high school in 2010. California records show she registered to vote last August.

Wu, 56, has not responded to repeated questions from The Oregonian over the last four days.

Mid-day Friday, a reporter emailed Wu's spokesman, Erik Dorey, with this question: "Is Rep. David Wu denying that he had sexual contact with the daughter of a high school friend over Thanksgiving 2010 in Orange County, California? Yes or no?"

Dorey responded by asking for more time to answer the question. Neither Dorey nor anyone else in Wu's office had responded by Friday evening.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: davidwu; democrats; guesstheparty; oregon; wu
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1 posted on 07/22/2011 7:11:28 PM PDT by Bean Counter
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To: Bean Counter

I guess ‘Rep.’ is supposed to be interpreted as ‘Republican’, since it is spelled out as ‘Representative’ nowhere in the story? :)


2 posted on 07/22/2011 7:14:23 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: Bean Counter

Wanna see Mr Wu’s hog?


3 posted on 07/22/2011 7:15:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Bean Counter

Typically, no mention of the “party affiliation” in the article itself?

We know what it is, then.


4 posted on 07/22/2011 7:17:08 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Bean Counter

So now I guess that the rats in the US House of Representatives will all wear that button that says “We stand with the LADY!” to support the victim, RIGHT???

Hahahaha! I kill me!


5 posted on 07/22/2011 7:17:33 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marine Corps, your greatest friend or your worst enemy. YOU choose.)
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To: Bean Counter

Did David try to Wu this young lady?


6 posted on 07/22/2011 7:22:03 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Bean Counter

Did David try to Wu this young lady?


7 posted on 07/22/2011 7:22:13 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Bean Counter

Was he wearing his tiger suit?


8 posted on 07/22/2011 7:22:30 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Bean Counter

If she graduated in 2010 from high school, then she is 18 years old now.

Which means he is three times as old as she is.

Sick SOB.


9 posted on 07/22/2011 7:22:35 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Bean Counter
I'm a tiger when I want love,
but I'm a snake if we disagree.


10 posted on 07/22/2011 7:25:29 PM PDT by magslinger (Zombies make up much of the Democrat's base.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
How did she recognize who the perpetrator was? Was he dressed in a tiger costume?


11 posted on 07/22/2011 7:26:22 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: magslinger

You beat me to the punch....line.


12 posted on 07/22/2011 7:28:08 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Bean Counter
Not his first time at the rodeo. If he was a Republican, he'd have been run out of office by now.

Wu married Michelle Maxine Wu in 1996 and they have two children. In December 2009, he filed for separation from his wife, citing irreconcilable differences.

Three weeks prior to the 2004 elections, The Oregonian published an article reporting that Wu had been accused of sexually assaulting an ex-girlfriend while attending Stanford. Criminal charges were never filed, but the story prompted Wu to hold a press conference apologizing for "inexcusable behavior".

In February 2011, Willamette Week and later The Oregonian reported that in the runup to the November 2010 election, Wu began behaving erratically and that staffers "demanded he enter a hospital for psychiatric treatment." The erratic behavior that triggered the staff's departure was reported to be no single incident but rather a pattern of behavior that included Wu's emailing his staff photos of himself in a tiger suit.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Wu

13 posted on 07/22/2011 7:28:28 PM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: USNBandit

By less than a minute. GMTA.


14 posted on 07/22/2011 7:34:27 PM PDT by magslinger (Zombies make up much of the Democrat's base.)
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To: Bean Counter

From a conversation in “Homicide, Life in the Street”
http://movie.subtitlr.com/subtitle/show/371296

- Have you seen him?
- Who?
- Wu.
- Why?
- Whoa.
- Wu?
- Woo-hoo!
- Whoa!


15 posted on 07/22/2011 7:56:58 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; no dems; Kaslin; perfect_rovian_storm; ...

Democrats have been wanting to get rid of this guy because he’s so vulnerable. Maybe this will be the nail in his coffin.

This is a D+8 district, so it will be tough for a Republican. Wu’s going to get a primary challenge. So far, the following have filed to run.

Pavel Goberman-R
Stephen A Brodhead-R
Brad Avakian-D
Brad Witt-D


16 posted on 07/22/2011 8:03:23 PM PDT by randita (All we are sayin' is give peas a chance...)
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To: Bean Counter

No mention of party in title, subtitle, first sentence, or first paragraph...therefore its a democrat.


17 posted on 07/22/2011 8:16:06 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: cripplecreek

You are just plain Wong!


18 posted on 07/22/2011 8:25:41 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: icwhatudo

Wu could not have done this, because he’s a ‘Rat. And if he had done it, well, it was her fault anyway, because...he’s a ‘Rat. All ‘Rats receive get out jail free cards, because...they are ‘Rats.


19 posted on 07/22/2011 8:28:51 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Bean Counter

That’s odd, I haven’t seen this reported in my local (Sarasota) newspaper, which is owned by the NY Slimes. s/ off.


20 posted on 07/22/2011 9:04:29 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: exit82

“If she graduated in 2010 from high school, then she is 18 years old now.

Which means he is three times as old as she is.

Sick SOB.”

He has the qualifications to be a Demwit President.


21 posted on 07/22/2011 9:06:25 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Bean Counter

Are you with me David Wu
Are you really just a shadow
Of the tiger I once knew
Are you crazy are you high
Or just an ordinary guy
Have you done all you can do
Are you with me David


22 posted on 07/22/2011 9:25:28 PM PDT by FroedrickVonFreepenstein
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To: exit82
If she graduated in 2010 from high school, then she is 18 years old now.

Which means he is three times as old as she is.

True, and Wu (D-OR) probably fantasized that she had an 'older man' crush on him, that his 56 years didn't show, naw scarcely at all, a syndrome common among middle-aged men. Then she set him back on his heels. Too bad he tried it with the daughter of his 'best friend' and big-time $$$ donor. Now he won't have the cash to fight this in the media AND fight a multi-way primary battle.

Oh yeah, and congrats to The Oregonian for courageously printing this story ... 8 months after the fact. (Well, maybe they only just now heard about it, gosh and golly!)

Sick SOB.

Yes, he IS in fact a Democrat.

23 posted on 07/22/2011 10:51:42 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (The world will be a better place when humanity learns not to try to make it a perfect place)
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To: Bean Counter

If Wu was a Republican this would be the lead story on CNN and MSNBC.


24 posted on 07/22/2011 11:06:11 PM PDT by Mercury OKC
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons

“...fantasized that she had an ‘older man’ crush on him, that his 56 years didn’t show.”

I used to have those thoughts. That is until many years ago (and still only 37!) I was at the counter waiting for the cute young gal to take care of my purchase. I think I may have even sucked in my stomach a bit.

That is until she looked in the stroller at my twins and said “Oh, they are adorable - are you the grandfather!?”


25 posted on 07/22/2011 11:15:39 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: Bean Counter

Did I miss the young woman’s age?


26 posted on 07/23/2011 2:01:22 AM PDT by stockpirate (Republicans that vote for socialism, support socialists are socialists.)
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To: Bean Counter

Move along folks nothing to see here just a Rat doing what they do best.


27 posted on 07/23/2011 5:30:15 AM PDT by bikerman (Where Has My America Gone?)
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons; exit82

Reporters could not verify the young woman’s age. Notes on Facebook over the past 18 months indicate she graduated from high school in 2010. California records show she registered to vote in August.
= = =
Which means he is three times as old as she is.
///
18 / 56 ?
he should just become a Muslim. Mohammad did 6 / 53.
(although he didn’t have sex with Aisha until age 9...)
and Aisha WAS the daughter of Mohammad’s best friend.

then Wu would simply be emulating the “perfect man”,
and if anyone criticised him, they would be dismissed as “intolerant Islamophobes”.


28 posted on 07/23/2011 5:46:00 AM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: Bean Counter

Sorry, but “unwanted” sexual behavior is a feminist neologism which has no fixed meaning.


29 posted on 07/23/2011 5:56:04 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Freedom is the freedom to say 2+2=4. If that is granted, all else follows.)
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To: All

The Sunday Oregonian ought to be a doozy...they have been after Wu for a while, and they can smell blood in the water this time.

David Wu is just the latest in a long line of Oregon Democrats that Oregon voters insist on electing no matter what they do. Former Governor Neil Goldschmidt, current Portland mayor Sam Adams, and now Congress Critter David Wu; it’s hard to decide which one is more contemptible...

I believe Wu has already used up any and all political favors he ever had among Oregon Democrats, especially if he was hitting on a major donor’s teenage daughter. Wu’s entire Staff resigned right after he was reelected, and none of them would directly say why, other than to allude to behavior problems by Wu. The tiger suit was one example, but there has always been the implication that there was more going on than anyone cared to admit.

Now we know what happened.

At some point the Oregon Democrats need to buy a clue and take a hard look at just who they are supporting and electing. Wu’s strongest supporters are Chinese Americans in his district, and they will take a very dim view of any sexual hijinks on behalf of Wu, especially if it involved the daughter on one of their close friends.

I think this is only getting started, and David Wu’s days may be numbered. We may well have a Left Coast equivalent to Anthony Weiner.

Bet me a burger Wu is gone by the first week of August....

Developing....


30 posted on 07/23/2011 6:12:10 AM PDT by Bean Counter ("A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill." — Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Bean Counter

Looks like Wu would have credible primary challengers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Avakian

http://www.leg.state.or.us/witt/

But if the Dem party doesn’t trust the voters to do the right thing, they would probably put pressure on Wu to resign now to be sure they keep this seat. A damaged candidate like Wu going into a general election makes things too dicey.

Is there any redistricting going on which would affect the make up of this district?


31 posted on 07/23/2011 6:36:11 AM PDT by randita (All we are sayin' is give peas a chance...)
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To: Bean Counter


32 posted on 07/23/2011 7:07:41 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Thanks Bean Counter.
[snip] Mid-day Friday, a reporter emailed Wu's spokesman, Erik Dorey, with this question: "Is Rep. David Wu denying that he had sexual contact with the daughter of a high school friend over Thanksgiving 2010 in Orange County, California? Yes or no?" Dorey responded by asking for more time to answer the question. Neither Dorey nor anyone else in Wu's office had responded by Friday evening. [end]

33 posted on 07/23/2011 7:34:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Bean Counter
When confronted, Wu acknowledged a sexual encounter to his senior aides but insisted it was consensual, the sources said.

Well, we know where this is going. Resign now, idiot, or things will get much worse for you fast.
34 posted on 07/23/2011 8:13:34 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Mr. Jeeves
I guess ‘Rep.’ is supposed to be interpreted as ‘Republican’, since it is spelled out as ‘Representative’ nowhere in the story? :)

Exactly..I have no doubt in my mind this was the intention. When I first saw the story I thought they were referring to a Republican.

35 posted on 07/23/2011 8:16:37 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: lonevoice

...and they still reelected him.


36 posted on 07/23/2011 8:26:37 AM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Bean Counter
Rep is for Representative and Oregon Representative David Wu is a Democrat and has served since 1999 as per Wikipedia!!
37 posted on 07/23/2011 9:07:25 AM PDT by lscagle (Rep is Representative not Republican)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Typically, no mention of the “party affiliation” in the article itself?


Realistically, in the Oregonian, there is no need to mention the affiliation of the long-time Congressman from the district where the paper is located. Still, I’ll bet they would mention “Republican” if they could with a scandal.


38 posted on 07/23/2011 9:09:31 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Government borrowing is Taxation without Representation)
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To: Bean Counter; potlatch; PhilDragoo; Atom Smasher; Yaelle; LucyT; Arizona Carolyn; Impy; ...
There were published reports about Wu's staffers during last year's campaign noting Wu's erratic public behavior and strongly urging him to seek immediate psychiatric intervention.

Moral of the story: If you have a teenage daughter, don't let her get too close to a Democrat congresscritter (unless perhaps his name is Barney Frank). Remember Chandra Levy? - a bit older, but somewhat similar story.

39 posted on 07/23/2011 9:32:06 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Not unless you happen to be packin’ heat. Then make sure your daughter’s safely out of the way, and cap the POS.


40 posted on 07/23/2011 11:02:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: justiceseeker93

Its all bunk. What WU does in his private life is his business. If he is de-elected because of it, fine. This was supposedly a coonsensual situation between Wu and another woman.I do not like Wus life style, but no crime was committed. Let the voters decide as they will.

I am sick of sex scandals and the lack of privacy that goes with them. Its just too much information.Unless there is a crime, move on!


41 posted on 07/23/2011 11:53:32 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: justiceseeker93

Its all bunk. What WU does in his private life is his business. If he is de-elected because of it, fine. This was supposedly a coonsensual situation between Wu and another woman.I do not like Wus life style, but no crime was committed. Let the voters decide as they will.

I am sick of sex scandals and the lack of privacy that goes with them. Its just too much information.Unless there is a crime, move on!


42 posted on 07/23/2011 11:53:40 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Bean Counter

“Are you with me, Mister Wu?
“Are you really just a shadow
“Of the man that I once knew?
“Are you crazy, are you high
“Or just an ordinary guy?
“Have you done all you can do?
“Are you with me, Mister?”

—apologies to Donald Fagen and Walter Becker


43 posted on 07/23/2011 11:57:05 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Beelzebubba

Oh, they would. I understand what you mean, but even if it was a well-known local poli, they’d make sure to shout it from the rooftops that it’s a Republican - in case you didn’t already know.


44 posted on 07/23/2011 1:09:01 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: randita

This guy has had a history of weirdness...I guess he was elected by weirdos from his district.


45 posted on 07/23/2011 5:01:19 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping, justiceseeker93

ANOTHER classic example of why...

...Legislatures (state and federal) can be part-time jobs with 1/10th pay, NO retirement, NO perks, NO insurance. Get a job you POS politicians.

...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness...

ALTER it.

FUWu


46 posted on 07/23/2011 6:56:11 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons
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47 posted on 07/24/2011 3:08:30 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: PGalt
FuWu ?

A clothing line geared to urban Asian-American community?

Wu, Yo!

48 posted on 07/24/2011 3:38:48 AM PDT by csvset
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To: PGalt
...Legislatures (state and federal) can be part time jobs with 1/10 pay, NO retirement, NO perks, NO insurance.

I believe that Congress was kind of like that for many, many years from the beginning of the Republic, and some state legislatures are still considered as part-time jobs (in some states, legislative sessions end at a specific date every year, or even every other year (Texas)).

This is an interesting issue, and there are both pros and cons to that system.

49 posted on 07/24/2011 6:14:01 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: BobP

50 posted on 07/25/2011 8:57:57 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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