That really is the question isn’t it? It’s a club of reprobates with bill clinton as the lead example but the bottom line is how were they raised? I mean, when finally accused what type of response id this?
“During this period, I did pursue relationships with women that I worked with, including some junior to me,” Halperin said in a statement to CNN Wednesday night.
“I now understand from these accounts that my behavior was inappropriate and caused others pain.
MY BEHAVIOR WAS INAPPROPRIATE? He now understands? Did he think it appropriate before to grab women’s breasts and press his erect penis up against them? What self-respecting, properly raised, morally infused man thinks like that? Only those who choose to live in darkness.
And speaking of those who live in darkness, for surely they worship money more than their avowed equality, what of those who KNOW these ‘open secrets’ and KEEP THEIR TRAPS SHUT?
“CNN senior correspondent Clarissa Ward said on Thursday that Mark Halperin’s alleged sexual harassment was an “open secret” at ABC News “for years.””
FOR YEARS? Surely those who know these open secrets are as guilty as the liars who don’t know what inappropriate behavior is after 52 years. How do you just look the other way? These are the same feckless fools who claim clinton’s assaults and Oval Office cigar antics were only sex. Well, it seem it is only sex — UNTIL IT IS no longer self-serving.
NBC Fires Mark Halperin After Sexual Harassment Allegations; Behavior Was ‘Open Secret’ At ABC
Two of the women who spoke with CNN recounted how Halperin invited them to his office for casual discussions, only to try to kiss or grope them without consent. Both women reported being shaken by Halperin’s advances.
The first woman told CNN she was invited to visit his office in the early 2000s, when he was political director at ABC News, to have a soda, and said that while she was there with him he forcibly kissed her and pressed his genitals against her body.
“I went up to have a soda and talk and — he just kissed me and grabbed my boobs,” the woman said. “I just froze. I didn’t know what to do.”
When she did make her way out of his office, the woman told a friend at ABC News what had happened. That friend told CNN she remembered the woman telling her about the incident and seeing her visibly shaken.
The second woman, another former ABC News employee, described a similar experience in his office during the 2004 campaign cycle. This woman said she was around 25 years old then, and wanted to be a “campaign off-air” — ABC News’ term for one of the reporters who travel embedded with presidential campaigns — so she reached out to Halperin, who was a part of the decision-making process regarding those assignments at the time.
“The first meeting I ever had with him was in his office and he just came up from behind — I was sitting in a chair from across his desk — and he came up behind me and [while he was clothed] he pressed his body on mine, his penis, on my shoulder,” this woman told CNN. “I was obviously completely shocked. I can’t even remember how I got out of there — [but] I got out of there and was freaked out by that whole experience. Given I was so young and new I wasn’t sure if that was the sort of thing that was expected of you if you wanted something from a male figure in news.”
The woman said Halperin continued to express a sexual desire for her in subsequent visits, despite being rebuffed.
“It was more like him coming up too close to me and sort of along the lines of hugging me,” she explained.
A third women recounted how Halperin propositioned her for sex without any provocation.
A third woman, also a former ABC News employee, told CNN she was on the road with Halperin when he propositioned her.
“I excused myself to go to the bathroom and he was standing there when I opened the door propositioning [me] to go into the other bathroom to do something,” she said. “It freaked me out. I came out of the ladies’ room and he was just standing there. Like almost blocking the door.”