Skip to comments.Wu at center of sex allegation (crazy Oregon dem congresscritter)
Posted on 07/23/2011 7:29:47 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
Rep. David Wu has been accused of an unwanted sexual encounter with the teenage daughter of a longtime friend, the latest scandal to engulf the troubled Oregon Democrat.
The Oregonian reported that the 56-year-old Wu acknowledged a sexual encounter to his senior aides but insisted it was consensual, according to sources aware of the incident.
The unidentified teenage woman and her family did not file any criminal complaint over the incident, which took place sometime around last Thanksgiving.
Calling the episode very serious, Wu did not specifically address allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances on a young woman who is the daughter of a donor.
This is very serious, and I have absolutely no desire to bring unwanted publicity, attention, or stress to a young woman and her family, Wu said.
The Oregonian reported the woman graduated from high school in 2010 but did provide an age for her. The woman and her family declined to speak to the newspaper.
Wu, who is being treated for an unspecified mental health condition, was is separated from his wife Michelle and the couple is seeking a divorce. They have two children.
The Taiwanese-born Wu is the first Chinese-American in Congress. He was elected to the House in 1998.
This episode is the latest in a long list of troubling incidents for Wu, including a previous allegation of sexual assault lodged against him by a former girlfriend when they were both attending Stanford University in 1976. Wu was not charged with a crime, but he was made to see a counselor and was disciplined by the university.
This incident was reported by the Oregonian shortly before the 2004 elections. Wu admitted to inexcusable behavior on my part when confronted about the allegations.
As a 21-year-old, I hurt someone I cared very much about. I take full responsibility for my actions and I am very sorry, Wu said in a statement to the Oregonian. This single event forever changed my life and the person that I have become.
Shortly before the 2010 elections, Wu began behaving erratically, according to the Oregonian and other news outlets. Wu sent a bizarre picture of himself in a tiger costume to his staffers, and some of them urged him to seek psychiatric help. More than a half dozen staffers and campaign consultants quit as Wu bombarded them with troubled phone calls and e-mails.
I freely admit that it was an intense campaign, and I was not always at my best with staff or constituents, Wu said in a statement to Williamette Week, a Portland newspaper, about his behavior. For all those moments, I wish Id been better and I apologize.
These latest allegations against Wu add to the growing list of sex scandals that have rocked Capitol Hill over the last two years.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) recently resigned from Congress following a national firestorm over naked pictures he sent to women he met over the Internet.
Former Rep. Christopher Lee (R-N.Y.) was caught sending a topless online photo and also resigned. Former Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) had an affair with one of his campaign aides, who also happened to be the wife of his deputy chief of staff. Ensign stepped down from office on May 3.
And ex-Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) quickly departed Capitol Hill in March 2010 after POLITICO reported he was under investigation by the House Ethics Committee for allegations of sexual harassment of male staffers. The Ethics Committee recently announced that it will continue looking into whether any Democratic lawmakers or staffers knew about those allegations but failed to take action against Massa.
In September, for a while,
Wu will be a pedophile,
Luring children with his guile.
Luring once; luring twice;
Luring chicken soup with rice.
This story is nothing more than early campaigning on his part, trying to lock up the Liberal votes for 2012.
he should have resigned.
I guess he will Wu the day..
Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick and Eileen Wellstone and the democrats enthusiastically elected him president.
This bum should be run out of town.
I’ve never understood what the big deal is with the tiger suit. If I recall, it had something to do with an event for his kids. Just shows a decent sense of humor, it seems. It’s not like he tweeted his junk.
As for the playing with the kids that was a clean up job from his staff..He is another loon and a drunk..