OHIO — A Democratic running for governor thought it would be a good idea to get in front of the possibility that one or some of the 50 women he’s slept with would make allegations against him. So, he logged onto Facebook and ranted Friday.
“Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I believe it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males,” Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill posted on Facebook. “As a candidate for Governor let me save my opponents some research time.”
O’Neill went on to say: “In the last fifty years I was sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females. It ranged from a gorgeous blonde who was my first true love and we made passionate love in the hayloft of her parent’s barn and ended with a drop dead gorgeous red head from Cleveland.”
But those comments are the watered down version. O’Neill originally posted a more descriptive version, and as a result was hit with a ton of backlash. (Read original version below).
One Democratic primary opponent, former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, called on O’Neill to resign after his comments.
“As an attorney I’m appalled at these remarks of @billforohio, a Justice, as a democrat I’m horrified he would belittle victims of sexual harassment/assault this way and as a woman I’m outraged he would equate sexual assault with indiscretion. He should resign immediately,” Sutton said on Twitter Friday.
As an attorney I'm appalled at these remarks of @billforohio, a Justice, as a democrat I'm horrified he would belittle victims of sexual harassment/assault this way and as a woman I'm outraged he would equate sexual assault with indiscretion. He should resign immediately. pic.twitter.com/uPyFsH8Tma
— Betty Sutton (@BettySutton) November 17, 2017
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