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  • Katie Hill: 'Biphobia' led to resignation from Congress

    02/20/2020 3:04:04 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 20 2020 | Kaelan Deese
    Former Rep. Katie Hill (D-Calif.) spoke with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Thursday about biphobic rhetoric playing a part in her resignation. Stephanopoulos asked Hill on ABC's "Good Morning America" if she regrets not fighting for her position, with Hill affirming that she "made the right call" stepping down from office. "I did not want to be a liability to my colleagues," she said. "We knew from the people who had obtained the [explicit] photos that there were hundreds more images and text messages out there that I had no idea what they could be, or taken out of context." SNIP...
  • Megachurch pastor resigns over allegations of sex with 18-year-old members of youth group 17 years ago

    12/04/2019 11:20:39 AM PST · by Gamecock · 87 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/31/2019 | Leonardo Blair
    The Rev. Wes Feltner, lead pastor of preaching and vision at the multi-campus Berean Baptist Church in Burnsville, Minnesota, has resigned from his post amid an investigation into allegations from two 35-year-old women who say he manipulated them into sexual relationships while they were teenagers 17 years ago. “After much prayer and deep consideration for his family and the mission of Berean Baptist Church, pastor Wes Feltner has submitted his resignation,” elders of the church read from a statement to the congregation last weekend, according to the Star Tribune. “Pastor Wes and his family are entering a period to seek...
  • A Trickle of Bodies at Ed Buck’s West Hollywood Home, Suspicion and an Arrest

    09/19/2019 5:57:51 AM PDT · by libstripper · 32 replies
    NYT, via MSN ^ | Sept. 18, 2019 | Laura M. Holston, Jose M. Del Real
    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — When the lifeless body of a 26-year-old man was found two years ago in the apartment of Ed Buck, a small-time Democratic donor and political activist, the authorities described it as an accidental overdose. Then, in January, a 55-year-old fashion consultant died in Mr. Buck’s home in exactly the same way. Once again, he faced no charges. On Tuesday, after a third man survived a methamphetamine overdose in the apartment, Mr. Buck was finally arrested and hauled away in the back of a police car. The sordid facts — and Mr. Buck’s seeming double life —...
  • Was Jeffrey Epstein's death suicide or homicide? Dr. Siegel says one appears 'more likely'

    08/15/2019 1:27:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 3019 | Nick Givas
    Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel said Thursday that it's "more likely" Jeffrey Epstein's death was a homicide rather than a suicide, following a full autopsy of Epstein's body that reportedly found broken bones in his neck. "The hyoid bone in the neck being fractured and other fractures in the neck, make it more likely, and again, this is a percentage call, more likely that it was a homicide than a suicide," Siegel said during an interview on "America's Newsroom." Siegel said he is still waiting for more information before rendering a final opinion, but expressed suspicion and skepticism...
  • SEX SCANDAL ROCKS FBI: Top Agents Under Fire For Reported Sexual Affairs with CNN Reporters

    08/06/2019 8:07:23 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 110 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6 Aug 2019 | Thomas Paine
    Here is what we know. High-level FBI officials complained to the highest executive offices of the FBI that Strzok and more top agents were engaged in sexual relationships with CNN’s on-air personnel. Those high-ranking sources say top management (former FBI director James Comey and his successor Christopher Wray) did not investigate the reports and the relationships continued. And the sexual romps still might continue today... FBI insiders believe classified and sensitive intelligence was leaked to CNN as a byproduct of agents engaged in sexual affairs.
  • Far-Right Smear Merchants Try to Slime Pete Buttigieg with Bogus Sex Assault Claim

    04/29/2019 6:25:29 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 29, 2019 | Lachlan Markay, Kevin Poulsen, Noah Shachtman
    A pair of right-wing provocateurs are being accused of attempting to recruit young Republican men to level false allegations of sexual assault against Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. The details of the operatives’ attempt emerged as one man suddenly surfaced with a vague and uncorroborated allegation that Buttigieg had assaulted him. The claim was retracted hours later on a Facebook page appearing to belong to the man. A Republican source told The Daily Beast that lobbyist Jack Burkman and internet troll Jacob Wohl approached him last week to try to convince him to falsely accuse Buttigieg, the mayor of South...
  • Allegations against Hybels deemed 'credible'

    03/01/2019 4:44:34 PM PST · by robowombat · 7 replies
    BP ^ | Friday, March 01, 2019 | Diana Chandler
    Report: Allegations against Hybels deemed 'credible' SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (BP) -- Allegations of sexual misconduct against former pastor Bill Hybels are credible, an independent group of ministers commissioned to investigate the claims concluded in its final report Thursday (Feb. 28). Disciplinary action would be recommended were Hybels still pastoring Willow Creek Community Church (WCCC), the Willow Creek Independent Advisory Group (IAG) said in its report. Since Hybels resigned his pastorate in April 2018, the IAG recommended no action against him, but recommended he seek counseling. "Allegations of sexually inappropriate words and actions by Bill Hybels in the context of his...
  • 100s of Southern Baptist leaders accused of sexual misconduct in bombshell investigation

    02/10/2019 7:14:29 PM PST · by NYer · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | Februar 10, 2019 | Anna Hopkins
    Hundreds of leaders and volunteers within Southern Baptist churches across the nation have been accused of sexual misconduct against young churchgoers for decades - many of them quietly returning to church roles even after being convicted for sex crimes. A bombshell investigation by the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News found that over the last 20 years, about 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced credible accusations of sexual misconduct. Of those, roughly 220 were convicted of sex crimes or received plea deals, in cases involving more than 700 victims in all, the report found. Many accusers were...
  • Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen will testify at House Oversight Committee before entering prison

    01/10/2019 12:46:38 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10 JAN 19 | Dan Mangan | Brian Schwartz
    •President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will testify at the House Oversight Committee on Feb. 7, he said. •Cohen is due to begin a three-year prison term in March for a range of crimes that include ones related to Trump. •Cohen admitted facilitating payments to two women, porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal, in exchange for their silence about alleged affairs with Trump. He also admitted lying to Congress about the extent of Trump's involvement in an aborted plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
  • Why Every Christian, Not Just Catholics, Should Be Very Worried About The Catholic Sex Scandal

    09/17/2018 11:01:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 352 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/17/2018 | By Willis L. Krumholz and Robert Delahunty
    The rapidly unfolding crisis in the Roman Catholic Church is not a matter of concern to Catholics alone. Its true dimensions have yet to be measured, but we think it will prove to be a crisis on the scale of the Protestant Reformation, which began just over 500 years ago — an earthquake of 9.5 on the Richter scale. If so, resolution of the crisis will take decades to work through.Resolution and absolution will require serious effort, and most likely require deep, structural reforms. Even if we are mistaken, the Catholic crisis is of such a magnitude that Christians...
  • [satire] Pope Says He Will Address Sex Abuse Scandal Once He’s Finished Talking About Climate Change

    08/16/2018 7:24:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 8/16/2018
    VATICAN CITY—In his first public statement on the horrifying, devastating report on sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, Pope Francis stated he would address the controversy in detail once he’s done talking about climate change for a few more weeks. The head of the Roman Catholic Church claimed he is deeply concerned with the tragic report, but is “just too swamped” with work fighting climate change, criticizing capitalism, and advocating for other issues of social justice to talk about the repulsive report at the moment. “Rest assured, once I have exhausted my talking points on the need for government policies...
  • Former Ohio State Wrestler Recants Claim That Jim Jordan Knew Of Sexual Abuse

    08/10/2018 9:22:47 AM PDT · by gr8eman · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5:52 PM 08/09/2018 | Chuck Ross
    A former Ohio State University wrestler is recanting his claims that Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan knew of sexual abuse allegations against a university physician when he coached wrestling at the school over 20 years ago.“At no time did I ever say or have any direct knowledge that Jim Jordan knew of Dr. Richard Strauss’s inappropriate behavior,” Mark Coleman, a former MMA fighter who wrestled at Ohio State when Jordan coached there, said in a statement.“I have nothing but respect for Jim Jordan as I have known him for more than 30 years and know him to be of impeccable...
  • Six women accuse CBS chief Les Moonves of sexual misconduct in The New Yorker

    07/27/2018 5:01:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 27, 2018
    CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves is accused of sexual misconduct by six women in a New Yorker exposé published Friday, the latest high-profile media figure at the center of allegations of misconduct as a result of the "Me Too" movement. Six women who previously worked with Moonves told The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow that Moonves sexually harassed them, while four described forcible touching or kissing. “What happened to me was a sexual assault, and then I was fired for not participating,” Emmy-nominated actress and writer Illeana Douglas told the publication. “There was the big sell—he was telling me, ‘You’re...
  • Leslie Moonves Accused of Sexual Misconduct in Ronan Farrow Exposé

    07/27/2018 9:41:08 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 24 replies
    The CBS CEO, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, is accused of unwanted kissing and touching in a New Yorker article set to be published Friday. The New Yorker is poised to publish an article by Ronan Farrow that includes allegations of sexual misconduct on the part of embattled CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. A spokesperson for The New Yorker says, “We don't comment on pieces we haven't published." Sources with knowledge of the article say it delves into the broader culture at CBS and will publish later today on the magazine’s...
  • Media attempts to make Ohio State abuse Jim Jordan's scandal fall flat

    07/14/2018 2:15:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 14, 2018 12:01 AM | by Eddie Scarry
    Why is it that none of the former Ohio State University wrestlers are claiming to have told Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, they were “sexually abused,” but the media keep saying they did? And it’s striking how “sexual abuse” is a phrase only used by news reports describing what happened at the school, while none of the school’s former wrestlers who were coached by Jordan are quoted recalling it that way at the time. Rather than horrific accounts of being physically violated, most of the ex-wrestlers actually describe remembering their experience with the creepy Dr. Richard Strauss as something more like...
  • Right On Cue, Kavanaugh Accused Of Hiding Sexual Harassment

    07/19/2018 11:27:40 AM PDT · by blueyon · 51 replies
    TruePundit ^ | 7/18/18 | True Pundit Staff
    Fresh off the seeming success of the smear campaign against Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), a liberal feminist group is attempting to connect Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the sexual harassment of his former boss.
  • 14 wrestlers defend Jordan in release

    07/10/2018 2:10:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/18 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Fourteen former Ohio State University wrestlers have gone on the record to refute claims that Rep. Jim Jordan ignored allegations of sexual abuse while serving as an assistant coach more than two decades ago, according to a group set up to provide a public defense for the Ohio Republican. The wrestlers are listed in a press release sent out by the group “Stand with Jim Jordan.” The press release lists statements from 14 members of the team and a 15th person who spoke anonymously. Some of the statements have been given to the media, and the group aggregates the results,...
  • Six former Ohio State coaches defend Jordan

    07/09/2018 9:41:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/18 | Scott Wong
    Six former Ohio State University wrestling coaches on Monday issued statements defending Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who is being accused of failing to protect his former wrestlers from sexual abuse by a team doctor while working as a coach there. “What has been said about Jim Jordan is absolutely wrong,” the half-dozen coaches said in a joint statement. “We all worked on the wrestling coaching staff during Jim’s tenure at The Ohio State University. None of us saw or heard of abuse of OSU wrestlers. The well-being of student-athletes was all of our concern. If we had heard of any...
  • Jim Jordan Is A Man of Integrity Being Railroaded With Factless Allegations

    07/10/2018 9:45:27 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 41 replies ^ | 7/10/18 | Jim DeMint
    When I read the actual stories under those headlines, my reaction turned from dread to outrage. Jim Jordan isn’t being accused; he’s being railroaded. (snip) -- Like many Americans, when I saw last week’s headlines about my friend, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), I couldn’t believe them. The accusations did not describe the man of character and courage I’ve known for more than a decade. When I read the actual stories under those headlines, my reaction turned from dread to outrage. Jordan isn’t being accused; he’s being railroaded. Jordan, as you may know, was a two-time NCAA Division I national...
  • Allies seek to defend Jim Jordan from Ohio State allegations

    07/09/2018 2:18:02 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/18 | Scott Wong and Melanie Zanona
    Embattled Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and his allies went on offense Monday as a half dozen former wrestling coaches rallied behind their former Ohio State coaching colleague and insisted he did not know about a team doctor sexually assaulting student athletes decades ago. In a phone interview on Monday, former Ohio State University head wrestling coach Russ Hellickson vehemently denied that he or Jordan had ever seen or been told that Dr. Richard Strauss was molesting or sexually assaulting OSU wrestlers during the 1980s and 90s. “I am frankly pissed off at what they are doing to Jim Jordan. This...