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OREGON: Case Against Terry Bean Dismissed, Lawyer Says He Never Met Alleged Victim

The sexual abuse case against HRC co-founder Terry Bean was formally dismissed today. Bean’s attorney says that he is now free to reveal details of the case previously unknown to the public. If true, these details change the narrative significantly. Via press release: While we are pleased with today¹s outcome, this is a case that should never have been brought ...

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OREGON: Sex Abuse Charges Against Terry Bean To Be Dismissed, Alleged Victim Still Won’t Testify

Oregon Live reports: The sex crimes case against prominent gay activist Terry Bean of Portland and his ex-boyfriend will be dismissed Tuesday because the alleged victim refuses to testify. Bean, 67, and former boyfriend Kiah Loy Lawson, 25, are accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy at a Eugene hotel in 2013. They each are charged with two counts ...

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OREGON: Alleged Victim In Terry Bean Case Accused Of Evading Subpoena

Earlier this week I reported that the teenage alleged victim in the Terry Bean sexual abuse case had vanished and that the trial might be called off without him. Yesterday prosecutors accused the unnamed youth and his mother of engaging in an elaborate series of ruses to avoid being served with a subpoena which orders him to appear for next ...

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OREGON: Alleged Victim In Terry Bean Case Vanishes, Trial May Not Proceed

Oregon Live reports: The prosecutor handling the sex crimes case against Terry Bean, a prominent gay activist, told a judge Friday that his investigators have been unable to find the alleged victim in the case. Without the teenager’s testimony, the case will have to be dismissed or the trial rescheduled, the prosecutor acknowledged. The boy, now 17, doesn’t want to ...

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OREGON: Judge Denies Settlement Offer To Alleged Victim Of Activist Terry Bean

An Oregon county judge has refused to allow HRC co-founder Terry Bean to make a financial settlement with the underage boy Bean and his former boyfriend are alleged to have hooked-up with on Grindr in 2013. Bean, who lives in Portland and is a prominent political fundraiser, proposed a civil compromise that could result in the dismissal of the criminal ...

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OREGON: Prosecutors Reveal Additional Sex Abuse Allegations Against Terry Bean

Via Williamette Week: Prosecutors say Portland real-estate developer and Democratic Party activist Terry Bean engaged in sex with an underaged boy in 1979, providing the 16-year-old with alcohol and drugs. The teenager later tried to kill himself after Bean broke off the relationship, court records say. The records were filed by prosecutors late Thursday in Lane County Circuit Court as ...

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Terry Bean Pleads Not Guilty

Yesterday HRC co-founder Terry Bean pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on charges that he had sex with a 15 year-old boy that Bean and his then-partner met on the hook-up site Grindr. Bean, 66, was arraigned Wednesday morning in Eugene. Both he and his ex-boyfriend, 25-year-old Kiah Lawson, were arrested last month and charged with two counts of third-degree ...

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Bill Donohue On Terry Bean

“He likes to hide his camera in the smoke-alarm over his bed, videoing kinky sex with his boyfriends. He is one of the biggest porn kings in American history, making a fortune off of ‘barebacking’ videos – the kind of unprotected sex that led directly to AIDS. And when he is not bundling hundreds of thousands of dollars for President ...

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HRC Announces Leave Of Absence For Accused Board Member Terry Bean

The Human Rights Campaign yesterday issued a brief statement noting that co-founder and board of directors member Terry Bean has taken a leave of absence. Last week Bean was arrested and charged with the sexual abuse of a 15 year-old boy that he and his then-partner met on Grindr in 2013. From HRC vice president Fred Sainz: “Terry Bean has ...

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REPORT: Accused HRC Co-Founder Terry Bean Met Teenaged Boy On Grindr

Portland police yesterday reported that accused HRC co-founder Terry Bean, 66, met the teenaged boy he is charged with molesting on Grindr. The boy was identified after police were given his phone number by Bean’s former partner, Kiah Lawson, 25, who has also been charged with sexual abuse of a minor. Via the Oregonian: Bean and Lawson are accused of ...

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Ex-Gay Group: HRC Should Fund Torture Therapy For Alleged Sexual Abuse Victim

“It is outrageous and tragic that the Founder of the largest gay activist organization in the world is molesting boys, while at the same time their leadership is pushing for laws across the United States to keep those same boys out of the counseling office to heal trauma at the hands of homosexual pedophiles. In light of these serious allegations, ...

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OREGON: HRC Co-Founder Terry Bean Charged With Molesting 15 Year-Old Boy

Human Rights Campaign and Victory Fund co-founder Terry Bean, 66, was arrested in Oregon yesterday on sex abuse charges involving a 15 year-old boy. Via Williamette Week: Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor. He ...

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