Republican, other sexual abuse scandals in the USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

9 November 2017

Republican candidate for the US Senate Roy Moore has been accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old in 1979. John Iadarola, Jayar Jackson, and Mark Thompson, the hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.

“Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.

It was early 1979 and Moore — now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat — was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

“He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her to go in there and hear all that. I’ll stay out here with her,’ ” says Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71. “I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.”

Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. Days later, she says, he picked her up around the corner from her house in Gadsden, drove her about 30 minutes to his home in the woods, told her how pretty she was and kissed her. On a second visit, she says, he took off her shirt and pants and removed his clothes. He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.”

Read more here.

ALABAMA GOP SENATE CANDIDATE USED HIS SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS IN FUNDRAISING EMAIL Judge Roy Moore not only denied accusations of sexual misconduct with minors, but used the reports as fodder for a fundraising email. A number of Alabama election officials dismissed the reports, and one even used the Bible to justify his support of Moore. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also weighed in, saying the president believes that if the accusations are true, Moore would “do the right thing and step aside.” Here’s what could happen for Moore on the Alabama ballot. [HuffPost]

RNC RETURNS TO ROY MOORE CAMPAIGN, DESPITE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CLAIMS The RNC plans to reinstate its financial support of the Alabama candidate for Senate following Trump’s ringing endorsement. This decision came as one of his alleged victims produced a graduation card written by Moore. And an ex-RNC chair is finding it hard to believe that the RNC is unable to find a “backbone” on this issue.[HuffPost]

Roy Moore: Trump-endorsed Senate nominee says US was last ‘great’ during period of slavery. Comments resurface amid accusations former judge sexually abused teenage girls: here.

WHY REP. BLAKE FARENTHOLD (R-TEXAS) SO ABRUPTLY RESIGNED “The House Ethics Committee was about to rule against Farenthold in its investigation into whether he sexually harassed members of his staff, used official money for campaign purposes and lied in previous testimony to the committee, according to the office of Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.).” [HuffPost]

This 9 November 2017 video from the USA is called Five Women Accuse Louis C.K. Of Masturbating In Front Of Them.

COMEDIAN LOUIS C.K. ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT Five women detailed allegations against the comedian, which mirror the rumors that had swirled around him for years. His latest film release is now under review. [HuffPost]

This 9 November 2017 video from the USA is called Terry Crews Reports Alleged Hollywood Groper To Police.

IT’S NOT JUST ALLEGATIONS AGAINST LOUIS C.K. Matthew Weiner, the creator of “Mad Men,” has been accused of sexual harassment by a former assistant and writer. Charlie Sheen denies he reportedly sexually assaulted the late child actor Corey Haim. Actor Ed Westwick says sexual assault accusations against him are “provably untrue.” A grad student levied claims of sexual harassment against a Princeton professor. Terry Crews has filed a police report against a Hollywood executive, claiming he was sexually assaulted. Another woman has come forward to say actor Jeremy Piven sexually assaulted her. Nicki Minaj’s brother has been convicted of predatory sexual assault on a minor. Restauranteur Eddie Huang spoke out about being sexually assaulted as a teen on a Baptist ski trip. And legendary swimmer Diana Nyad opened up about her sexual assault at 14. [HuffPost]

Britain: Tory MP says female journalists are fuelling Westminster sex scandal and behaving like ‘wilting flowers’: here.

8 thoughts on “Republican, other sexual abuse scandals in the USA

  1. It’s been less than 24 hours since news broke that Senate Republican nominee Roy Moore sexually assaulted a 14-year-old.1 Already, at least 8 Republicans have called on him to drop out of the race.2But of those Republicans have the power to withdraw funding for Moore’s campaign–they need to pull the plug NOW.

    Both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Cory Gardner (who heads fundraising for Republican candidates) called for Moore to drop out of the race, but that’s NOT good enough.3They also need to pull all the funding and support going into Moore’s campaign if they are serious about stopping a child sexual predator from reaching the Senate.

    McConnell and Gardner are feeling the pressure from other Senate Republicans, and we can make it reach a boiling point. Can you tweet at Senator Cory Gardner and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell?

    It’s always best to use your own words, but you can also click to auto-tweet these:

    Hey @SenCoryGardner: child sexual predators have no place in the Senate. Withdraw $$ and support for Roy Moore!

    Hey @SenMajLdr: Talk is cheap. Withdraw $$ and support for child sexual predator Roy Moore!

    I agree with @lisamurkowski & @JeffFlake: Roy Moore has no place in the Senate. @SenCoryGardner & @SenMajLdr, you need to join them.

    Thanks for taking action.

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Emma, Pilar, Natalie, Melody, Pam, Lindsay, and Ryan, the UltraViolet Action team


    1. Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32, Washington Post, November 9, 2017

    2. Mitch McConnell calls on Roy Moore to exit Alabama Senate race ‘if these allegations are true’, Washington Post, November 9, 2017

    3. NRSC chair Cory Gardner says GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore should drop out if sex allegations true, Denver Channel, November 9, 2017


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  4. When revelations surfaced that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore had preyed on multiple teenage girls–girls as young as 14–the Republican National Committee (RNC) rightly stopped funding his campaign.1

    Now, in a cynical political calculation, the RNC has reversed its decision and recommitted to pouring money into the race to help Moore win.2 Trump and the Republicans would rather have a child molester in the Senate than lose a seat. It’s shameless.

    The RNC may have lost all sense of decency, but we still have a chance to hold them accountable. Much of its funding comes from corporations that have to answer to the public for their actions, and no company wants their brand associated with supporting a child sex abuser. If we generate enough outrage, we can pressure these companies, including household names like Comcast, AT&T, and Microsoft, to stop funding the Republican Party over their support of a child sexual predator.3 Will you add your name to demand these companies and others stop funding the RNC?

    Tell Comcast, AT&T, Microsoft and others: “Stop funding the Republican National Committee.”
    Sign the petition

    Roy Moore has been accused by multiple women of sexually assaulting them when they were teenagers while he was in his thirties.4

    Now, one of the two major parties wants to ensure a man who preys on children becomes a U.S. senator. This is a horrific moment in our history. It is critical that we draw a clear bright line that this will not be tolerated.

    Major companies like AT&T and Microsoft that have given tens of thousands of dollars to the RNC rely on customers liking their brand and buying their products.5 If we threaten their good public image by tying their name to Roy Moore in the press, they’ll be forced to react.

    UltraViolet members may not be able to reverse the RNC’s decision before Moore’s election, but we do have leverage to put pressure on large corporations to make sure the RNC pays a price for it.

    Can you sign this petition to demand major companies stop funding the RNC?

    Thanks for speaking out!

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Emma, Pilar, Natalie, Melody, Pam, Lindsay, and Ryan, the UltraViolet Action team


    1. RNC cuts off Moore, Politico, November 14, 2017

    2. Roy Moore Gets Trump Endorsement and R.N.C. Funding for Senate Race, New York Times, December 4, 2017

    3. These corporations are helping elect an alleged child sex abuser to the U.S. Senate, ThinkProgress, December 5, 2017

    4. More Women Are Accusing Roy Moore of Sexual Misconduct. Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Scandal, Time, November 17, 2017

    5. These corporations are helping elect an alleged child sex abuser to the U.S. Senate, ThinkProgress, December 5, 2017

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