Sexual harassment

Time’s up for Tina Tchen

Featured image Tina Tchen has resigned from her position as president and CEO of Time’s Up, an organization whose mission, purportedly, is to protect women from harassment. Tchen’s resignation follows that of Roberta Kaplan, who co-founded Time’s Up with Tchen and succeeded her as its head. Kaplan resigned after it was revealed that she assisted in Andrew Cuomo’s effort to smear Lindsey Boylan, one of the women who accused the then-governor of »

Andrew Cuomo’s parting shots

Featured image On his way out the door in Albany, Andrew Cuomo gave the finger to at least three major interest groups. It was a fitting departure for this nasty, discredited figure. Cuomo derided the lengthy, thorough report alleging that he sexually harassed 11 women. He whined that the report was “designed to be a political firecracker on an explosive topic” and that it was based on an “unfair and unjust” investigation. »

Time’s up for Roberta Kaplan

Featured image Over the weekend, I wrote about how Roberta Kaplan and Tina Tchen worked with Andrew Cuomo’s team to attack one of the governor’s sex harassment victims/accusers. Kaplan and Tchen co-founded Time’s Up, an organization that purports to combat sexual harassment but, as the Cuomo affair shows, seems more inclined to protect important Democrats from the fallout of their sexual misconduct. Now comes word that Kaplan has resigned from the Time’s »

Democrats first, feminists a distant second

Featured image How do Democrats view sexual harassment allegations? If we’re talking about party politicians and operatives, I think they view such claims as weapons to be used to derail their enemies — Supreme Court nominees they disapprove of, for example. When the allegations are against enemies, Democratic pols and operatives say, as Joe Biden has, that we should believe the women who make them. But when the allegations are against important »

Cuomo on Kavanaugh

Featured image Andrew Cuomo hasn’t been “credibly accused” of sexual harassment. He has been demonstrated to have indulged in it. Thus, it’s worth considering Cuomo’s pronouncements when Brett Kavanaugh was not so credibly accused of sexual misconduct allegedly committed when he was in high school. Cuomo had this to say: The confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is a sad day for this country, and it will haunt us for »

Will Biden call on Cuomo to resign, as promised? [UPDATED: YES]

Featured image Charles Cooke reminds us that in March, Joe Biden said that Andrew Cuomo should resign if the investigation into sexual harassment allegations found that Cuomo sexually harassed females. Asked by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos if Cuomo should step down in that event, Biden replied, “Yes.” “I think he’ll probably end up being prosecuted, too,” he added. So what is Biden’s position now that a comprehensive investigation and report have established »

WaPo reporter sues paper for not assigning her to cover Kavanaugh matter

Featured image Felicia Sommez is a reporter for the Washington Post — part of the Post’s stable of lefty journalists. She has contributed to some of the dishonest anti-Trump stories we’ve critiqued on Power Line. See here, for example. Sommez has sued the Post and some of its editors for alleged discrimination and retaliation. Her core complaint is that she has not been assigned to cover stories about alleged sexual assault and »

The F.P. Santangelo saga

Featured image F.P. Santangelo is a former major league baseball player who does the color commentary on television broadcasts of Washington Nationals games. He’s not my cup of tea, but no one can question his knowledge of, and passion for, the game. He’s also very popular with the fan base, including women, as far as I can tell. During the Nats’ championship season, several women who had been casual fans, told me »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll IF TRUE. She writes: Two horrendous phrases barged their way into the common lexicon during the opposition to President Trump, his Supreme Court nominees and especially with the wretched #MeToo Movement: “credibly accused” was the first one, effectively supplanting “innocent until proven guilty,” and the second was “if true.” Here’s how “if true” worked. There would be a wild rumor, touted endlessly on CNN and MSNBC. Someone would »

The short answer is chutzpah

Featured image The other day, a reporter asked Andrew Cuomo whether he had taken training regarding sexual harassment. He replied, “the short answer is yes.” It may be, however, that the even shorter answer is no. Charlotte Bennett, who has accused Cuomo of sexually harassing her, claims she overheard Cuomo’s office director Stephanie Benton complaining about having to take the training for the governor. If true, I think it’s pretty funny. And »

Assessing Andrew Cuomo

Featured image It says a lot that Andrew Cuomo became a media darling even as his policies caused thousands of deaths in New York nursing homes, but now, suddenly, is the subject of impeachment talk because three women have accused him of mild or borderline sexual harassment. What it suggests to me is that our priorities are skewed and that our culture is becoming frivolous. The allegations of sexual harassment show Cuomo »

A very dubious claim of sexual harassment against Tucker Carlson

Featured image Cathy Areu, a liberal who used to provide comic relief on Tucker Carlson’s show, has accused the Fox News host of sexual harassment. In a lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York, Areu claims that after her final 2018 appearance on Carlson’s show in December of that year, one of his producers or writers told her that Carlson wanted her to stay until the very end of the »

Sex harassment at R*dskins Park

Featured image During much of last week, Washington sports fans were teased with rumors of a blockbuster scandal involving our football team that the Washington Post was getting ready to publish. The rumors included orgies, a Jeffrey Epstein connection, serious misconduct by a former coach, and more. The scandal turned out to be low to mid-level grade sexual harassment by certain team employees, all of whom were already gone or were let »

Tara Reade is under investigation for giving false testimony as expert witness

Featured image Tara Reade, Joe Biden’s accuser, apparently testified for years as an expert witness in domestic violence cases. In doing so, Reade may have given false testimony about her credentials. She may have testified falsely that she has a bachelor’s degree from Antioch University in Seattle and that she never took the California bar exam (it seems she took that exam and failed it). She may also have exaggerated her duties »

The media’s ineffective attack on Tara Reade’s sex harassment claim

Featured image In his CNN interview about Tara Reade’s allegation of sexual assault, Joe Biden told Mika Brzezinski that he wasn’t attacking Reade. Instead, he was just saying the alleged assault didn’t happen. Biden knew that he didn’t have to attack Reade. The mainstream media and his other Democratic allies would do that work for him. Now, they have. They are “attacking the victim” in ways that would outrage feminists and #MeToo »

More corroboration for Tara Reade

Featured image A court document from 1996 shows that, in 1993, Tara Reade told the man who became her husband that she was being sexually harassed while working for Joe Biden. The document was obtained by The Tribune, a newspaper in San Luis Obispo, California where Reade resided in 1996. The husband (soon to become an ex-husband) submitted the document to the court in connection with a restraining order Reade filed against »

Biden opposed creation of office to probe sex harassment by Senators

Featured image The Office of Senate Fair Employment Practices was established in 1991 to investigate claims of discrimination, including sexual harassment, arising from the Senate. Some Senators opposed the creation of this office. The opposition was bipartisan. It included Republicans, led by Warren Rudman, as well as Democrats, including Joe Biden. Prior to the creation of this office, Congress was exempt from laws banning employment discrimination. Charles Grassley introduced an amendment to »