Scandal

MISSOURI: Republican Lawmakers Call For GOP Gov To Resign Over Revenge Porn Blackmail Allegations

The Kansas City Star reports: Republican lawmakers are calling for Gov. Eric Greitens to resign after allegations that he blackmailed a woman in an effort to keep her quiet about an extramarital affair. Rep. Kathie Conway, a St. Charles Republican and former criminal investigator, encouraged the governor to step down in a piece published by The Missouri Times. “As a ...

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MISSOURI: Prosecutor Opens Probe Into Allegations GOP Governor Blackmailed Mistress With Revenge Porn

The Hill reports: The St. Louis city prosecutor will conduct a formal investigation into allegations that Gov. Eric Greitens (R) blackmailed a woman with whom he had an affair. “Both parties and the people of St. Louis deserve a thorough investigation of these allegations,” prosecutor Kimberly Gardner said Thursday in a statement. Gardner called the allegations “very troubling.” Greitens on ...

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MISSOURI: Republican Governor Confesses To Adultery, Allegedly Threatened Mistress With Revenge Porn

The Kansas City Star reports: Gov. Eric Greitens has admitted he had an extramarital affair in 2015, during a time when he was exploring a campaign for governor. The affair was first reported by St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV. They interviewed the ex-husband of Greitens’ mistress, who secretly recorded his then-wife confessing the affair to him before they divorced in ...

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Pedophile-Enabling Catholic Cardinal Dies At 86

CBS News reports: Cardinal Bernard Law, the disgraced former archbishop of Boston whose failures to stop child molesters in the priesthood sparked what would become the worst crisis in American Catholicism, has died, the Vatican confirmed on Tuesday. He was 86. Law had been sick and was recently hospitalized in Rome. The Vatican Press Office confirmed his death in a ...

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Top Federal Judge Resigns Amid Sex Allegations

CNN reports: A well-known federal judge has resigned Monday after multiple former clerks and junior staffers came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Judge Alex Kozinski, who for many years served as chief judge on the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, will resign immediately, according to a statement released by his attorney. He apologizes for his actions ...

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GOP House Rep. Blake Farenthold To Retire Next Year In Wake Of Another Sexual Harassment Allegation

USA Today reports: A Texas lawmaker under fire over a sexual harassment lawsuit, will withdraw from the March 6 Republican primary. Mike Bergsma, chairman of the Nueces County (Texas) Republican Party, said he was told Thursday morning by U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold’s campaign team he will not seek re-election next year. “It’s a damn shame,” he said. “He’s been an ...

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Rep. Trent Franks Resigns Immediately After Aide Says He Pressured To Pay Her $5 Million To Carry His Baby

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), facing an ethics investigation over alleged sexual harassment, announced Friday that he will resign immediately following his wife’s admission to the hospital. Franks had said Thursday that he would resign at the end of January, but said Friday that his wife’s ailment had prompted him to change his plans and immediately step ...

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Rep. John Conyers Resigns Effective Immediately

The New York Times reports: Representative John Conyers Jr., who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, announced Tuesday that he will leave Congress immediately, and he endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him. Mr. Conyers, the longest-serving current member of the House and the longest-serving African-American in history, called into a local radio show on Tuesday ...

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Democratic Rep. John Conyers To Announce Retirement

The New York Times reports: Representative John Conyers Jr., who faces allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, plans to announce Tuesday that he will not seek re-election, according to a family member who now plans to run for his seat. Mr. Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, will make the announcement by calling into a local ...

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Former NBC Host Matt Lauer Issues Apology [VIDEO]

Matt Lauer released a statement today: “There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC. ...

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Accuser To Roy Moore: Stop Calling Me A Liar!

AL.com reports: In an impassioned letter released exclusively today to AL.com, Leigh Corfman, who accused Roy Moore of undressing her when she was 14 and he was 32, demanded the Republican Senate candidate stop calling her a liar, and attacking her character and end his “smears and false denials.” AL.com received a copy of the letter in person from Corfman. ...

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Lurid Details Emerge In Matt Lauer Allegations

Variety reports: As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified. On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After ...

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Powerful Doug Jones Ad Depicts Roy Moore’s Accusers: Will We Make Their Abuser A US Senator? [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Doug Jones‘ Senate campaign has released a new ad with a very simple, yet remarkably strong and direct statement about Roy Moore and his alleged sexual abuse against minors. The new ad lists all the women who have come forward in the last few weeks with claims of Moore’s misconduct towards them when they were young girls. The ...

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Doug Jones Ad Uses GOP Quotes Against Roy Moore

The Washington Post reports: The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Alabama has begun to use Republicans’ words against them. The latest ad by Doug Jones plays back criticism of Republican nominee Roy Moore that Ivanka Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) gave in the aftermath of allegations that Moore made unwanted advances on young ...

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BRO-TO-BRO: Dozens Come Forward With Stories Of Lewd Come-Ons From Anti-LGBT Family Values GOP Rep

The Independent Journal Review reports: Disgraced Ohio State Representative Wes Goodman — a Republican — in the wake of the lawmaker’s recently-revealed sex scandal and resignation is being accused by dozens of people of sexual misconduct. IJR has obtained testimonies from over 30 individuals who have had inappropriate and never-before-shared experiences with Goodman. The victims were almost always political activists ...

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Top Evangelical To Roy Moore: Take A Polygraph Test

Southern Evangelical Seminary president Richard Land has posted an open letter to Roy Moore in the Christian Post, where he is executive editor. An excerpt: I hope and pray that these allegations against you are false and I know in the American justice system you are “innocent until proven guilty.” However, this is not the legal system, but the court ...

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Moore Accuser Speaks Out: At Age 14 I Didn’t Deserve To Have A 32 Year-Old Man Groping Me [VIDEO]

The Today Show reports: Leigh Corfman, the woman who accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of initiating a sexual encounter when she was 14 — and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney — said she feels “a weight has been lifted” since going public with her story, even though it has cost her personally and financially. In an exclusive ...

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REPORT: Shirtless Roy Moore Cruised Girls At The YMCA

The New York Times reports: As with everything concerning Mr. Moore, accounts vary. Alice Bircheat, the longtime bookkeeper at the Y.M.C.A., said that she recalled “not one complaint” about Mr. Moore. Terry White, 70, a former Gadsden police officer who worked security at the mall, said, “Nobody, as far as I know, ever complained.” But numerous people remembered otherwise. They ...

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OHIO: Family Values GOP State Rep Who Resigned Over Gay Tryst Had Long History Of “Predatory Behavior”

Cleveland.com reports: In public, Wesley Goodman was an up-and-coming conservative who championed pro-family and anti-LGBT causes and aspired to someday run for Congress. In private, he exchanged salacious texts and emails with gay men he met on Capitol Hill, and sent sexually suggestive messages to young men he met through conservative circles who were too intimidated to publicly complain, according ...

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey: I Have No Reason Not To Believe Moore’s Accusers But I’m Still Voting For Him

The Birmingham News reports: Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said today she plans to vote for Roy Moore in the Dec. 12 election for the U.S. Senate despite allegations of Moore’s sexual encounters with teenage girls about 40 years ago, which Moore has adamantly denied. “I believe in the Republican Party, what we stand for, and most important, we need to ...

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