Tag Archives: scandal

Release Of Epstein List Delayed Until At Least Jan. 22

NewsNation reports: The release of more than 150 names mentioned in court documents from a civil case filed by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims was postponed. The documents won’t be made public until at least Jan. 22, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York confirmed to NewsNation. The delay comes after a judge granted a 30-day …

Read More »

Harvard President Resigns Amid Plagiarism Allegations

The Harvard Crimson reports: Harvard President Claudine Gay will resign Tuesday afternoon, bringing an end to the shortest presidency in the University’s history, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. It is not clear who will be appointed to serve as interim president. University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain declined to comment on Gay’s decision to step down. Gay’s …

Read More »

Florida GOP Chair May Face Video Voyeurism Charges

The Florida Trident reports: Sarasota police are investigating whether Florida GOP Chairman Christian Ziegler unlawfully videotaped the sexual encounter at the heart of a rape allegation against him, a third search warrant affidavit obtained by the Florida Trident reveals. Based on the newly released Dec. 8 police affidavit, Circuit Judge Thomas Krug issued a search warrant for Ziegler’s Instagram account …

Read More »

Anti-LGBTQ “Parental Rights” Pennsylvania Republican Candidate Charged With Assault, Giving Minors Booze

Philly Burbs reports: Clarice Schillinger, 36, is facing criminal charges of assault, harassment and furnishing minors with alcohol during her daughter’s birthday party, according to the case filed in late October. Her attorney has denied all charges and said she will fight them in court. Schillinger made an unsuccessful run for lieutenant governor as a Republican last year and has …

Read More »

Anal Beads: Chinese Chess Champion Stripped Of Title

The BBC reports: The winner of a Xiangqi, or Chinese chess, tournament has been stripped of his title after allegations of inappropriate behaviour. Yan Chenglong has also been accused of cheating by using a communication device analogous to anal beads. The 48-year-old has been stripped of his title and banned from playing for a year. However, the Chinese Xiangqi Association …

Read More »

MO Megachurch Axes Founder In Widening Scandal

Religion News Service reports: Leaders of the International House of Prayer, an influential charismatic evangelical prayer and mission group based in Kansas City, announced Friday (Dec. 22) that they have cut ties with founder Mike Bickle. In late October a group of former IHOPKC leaders accused Bickle of a pattern of alleged clergy sexual misconduct. Earlier in December, Bickle admitted …

Read More »

Vatican Cardinal Gets Five Years For Embezzlement

The Washington Post reports: Inside the high walls of the Holy See, Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu — former head of the office of “miracles” that minted saints — was considered papabile, a possible next pope. Then his career collided with church prosecutors, who charged the 75-year-old Italian and nine other officials with corruption, setting up the Vatican’s trial of the …

Read More »

Florida GOP To Meet Tomorrow On Expelling Chairman

Florida Politics reports: Members of the Republican Party of Florida want Christian Ziegler gone as Chair. But questions remain as to how fast he can be removed if he won’t resign. The executive board for the state party plans to meet Sunday in Orlando, where they intend to discuss sanctions for Ziegler. That happens weeks into a sex scandal that …

Read More »

Report: Florida GOP Chair Wants $2M Payoff To Resign

Florida Politics reports: Christian Ziegler wants a multimillion-dollar buyout to resign as the Republican Party of Florida’s (RPOF) Chair, party sources confirmed. The demand comes as the political leader remains under investigation for rape and involved in a scandal making national headlines. Multiple sources confirm Ziegler has asked for a massive payout — one source said $2 million — to …

Read More »

Evangelical Leader Resigns Over Arrest In Public Park

Religion News Service reports: The pastor of Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church — an influential Presbyterian Church in America congregation — resigned after a past arrest for improper conduct along with another church leader was made public. Liam Goligher, who had been pastor of Tenth since 2011, resigned on Dec. 1, according to a statement from the church. His resignation was …

Read More »

Air Force Disciplines 15 In Classified Docs Leak Scandal

The Washington Post reports: The Air Force disciplined 15 members of the Air National Guard after an internal investigation found that a “lack of supervision” and a “culture of complacency” helped enable a 21-year-old airman to share hundreds of classified documents online in the sprawling leak of U.S. military secrets that rocked the national security establishment this spring. In a …

Read More »

Moms For Threeways Founder Quits Right Wing Group

The Daily Beast reports: Moms for Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler appears to have departed her role at the conservative Leadership Institute, which removed her name from its website in wake of a three-way sex scandal and criminal probe involving her husband. On Wednesday, political news website Florida’s Voice cited reports that Bridget Ziegler had stepped down. Ziegeler and the Leadership …

Read More »

Florida GOP Moves To Expel Chairman Within 30 Days

Florida Politics reports: If Republican Party of Florida Christian Ziegler doesn’t resign, executive members appear ready to expel him in 30 days. While bylaws for the state party don’t specifically allow for removal of a Chair, the party constitution contains provisions for establishing a tribunal to judge misconduct by a state officer. Republican Party of Florida Vice Chair Evan Power …

Read More »

Florida GOP Vice Chair Wants Special Meeting On Chair

Florida Politics reports: The Republican Vice Chair said a conversation cannot wait until the next scheduled meeting in February. Republican Party of Florida Vice Chair Evan Power wants a special meeting to discuss state Chair Christian Ziegler’s future. In an email blast to the state party’s board members, Power said a special meeting needs to occur with Ziegler under criminal …

Read More »

PA Moms For Liberty Chapter Bails Over Scandal

The Pennsylvania News-Item reports: The Northumberland County chapter of Moms for Liberty is on pause as it breaks from the national organization, according to chapter chair Clarissa Paige. Paige cited allegations of rape against Christian Ziegler, Florida’s GOP chairman and husband of Moms for Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler [photo], as a reason for forming the Northumberland County Academic Alliance. Paige, …

Read More »

FL House And Senate Leaders: GOP Chair Must Resign

Florida Politics reports: Add House Speaker Paul Renner to a growing list of officials calling for Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) Chair Christian Ziegler [photo] to step down in the wake of sexual assault allegations. Less than 24 hours after Senate President Kathleen Passidomo asserted that it is “impossible” for Ziegler to continue leading the state party, Renner issued a …

Read More »

Florida GOP Chairman Defies Calls For His Resignation

“We have a country to save and I’m not going to let false allegations of a crime put that mission the bench while I wait for this process to wrap up. “From Congressmen, state elected leaders, prominent social conservative leaders and county party leaders, I have been overwhelmed by the amount of support that has been sent my way. It …

Read More »

Gay School Board Member Attacked By Florida GOP Chair Speaks Out After Rape/Three-Way Allegations

The Daily Beast reports: Tom Edwards is the Sarasota County School Board’s only openly gay member. And Bridget Ziegler did nothing as board chair during a public comment session back in March when a woman baselessly accused him of being a groomer who endangers children. “I asked her to shut down the meeting and she refused,” he recalled on Friday. …

Read More »

911 Call Released In Case About Florida GOP Chairman

The Florida Trident reports: The sexual battery investigation of Florida GOP chairman Christian Ziegler began with a 911 call from a friend of the alleged victim who was worried about her well-being, according to a recording of the call obtained by the Florida Trident. The 911 call, made on October 4 at 2:46 p.m., reveals the caller was concerned about …

Read More »

Miami Herald: If Moms For Liberty’s Founder Is Having A Bisexual Three-Way, Why Is She Targeting FL’s Gays?

From an opinion column in the Miami Herald: Wouldn’t it be ironic if the woman who led an ultra-conservative movement in Florida education that sought to put gays back in the closet was having a long-term, three-way lesbian relationship with a lover she shared with her husband, the state’s GOP chairman? That’s the allegation being made about Bridget Ziegler — …

Read More »