Skip to comments.Report: Several men accuse spouse of Senate President Stan Rosenberg of abuse (Massachusetts)
Posted on 11/30/2017 6:43:48 PM PST by Impy
Democratic Senate President Stan Rosenberg said Thursday he was taking seriously a report that his husband sexually assaulted and harassed several men, including some with business before the Legislature.
The Boston Globe reported it spoke with four men who said Bryon Hefner sexually assaulted and harassed them over the past few years.
Three of the men told the Globe that Hefner grabbed their genitals and one said Hefner kissed him against his will. The Globe said it found no evidence Rosenberg knew about the alleged assaults.
Hefner said in a statement to the Globe through his lawyer that he was "shocked to learn of these anonymous and hurtful allegations."
"To my knowledge, no one has complained to me or any political or governmental authority about these allegations which are now surfacing years afterward," Hefner, 30, said in the statement. "As one can imagine, it is incredibly difficult to respond to allegations by unnamed and unidentified individuals that involve an extended period of time, particularly in the current environment."
Rosenberg, 68, a state senator since 1991, assumed the top leadership post in January 2016. He is the first openly gay leader of either legislative chamber in Massachusetts.
Shortly before his election as president, Rosenberg responded to reports that Hefner, his then domestic partner, had used social media to boast of his influence in Senate affairs.
In a December 2014 letter to 33 Democratic senators, Rosenberg vowed to create a "firewall" between his personal and professional life.
In a statement issued by his office Thursday, Rosenberg said the allegations published by the Globe marked the first time he heard about the claims and that he takes them seriously.
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The "husband" is the one with the bow tie.
In the immortal words of Hank Hill, "I don't know whether to laugh or vomit!"
OMG I seem to remember this creepy “couple” from earlier stories.
That “spouse” is another MAN...theyre homosexuals...
the title is confusing...I thought it was a woman who did the abusing...
and so I read it wondering just how big this aggressive Amazon was...
“His husband”.... I am too old for this sh@t!
It's that new TV show, Little Shakedown.
I read the Boston Glob article. Many assaults happened when Rosenberg was in the room, but the victims aren’t sure if he was aware of what Bow-Tie Boy was doing.
How convenient that he was looking the other way. So to speak.
The pronouns in this piece seem to be a little "off."
No matter how many times you see “his husband” or “her wife” it will never ever sound right.
Perp is only 30, his ATM/Senate President husband is 68.
Does anyone think the pillow biters and rug munchers are immune from the latest media craze?
No kidding. I think I just threw up in my mouth.
Homie Carr is going to love this one....
And what do you know... he acted like a perv!