- A Democratic candidate for governor in Ohio just went off on Facebook, saying “it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males.”
- He posted following the allegations of sexual misconduct against Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota.
- “In the last fifty years I was sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females,” he wrote.
A Democratic candidate for governor in Ohio — who is currently a sitting state Supreme Court justice — took to Facebook “speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males” and boast of sexual escapades “with approximately 50 very attractive females” after allegations of sexual misconduct were levied at Democratic Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota.
“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,” the candidate and justice, Bill O’Neill, wrote on his Facebook page. “As a candidate for Governor let me save my opponents some research time.”
O’Neill proceeded to lay out how in “the last 50 years” he “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 parents barn and ended with a drop dead gorgeous red head from Cleveland,” he wrote.
“Now can we get back to discussing legalizing marijuana and opening the state hospital network to combat the opioid crisis,” he continued. “I am sooooo disappointed by this national feeding frenzy about sexual indiscretions decades ago. Peace.”
He later amended his post to take out identifying details about the two women he mentioned.
Franken, a prominent Democrat that some in the party believed could run for president in 2020, is under intense scrutiny after a Los Angeles broadcaster, Leeann Tweeden, alleged that he committed sexual misconduct during a 2006 United Service Organisations tour in Iraq.
Tweeden alleged that Franken forcibly kissed her and she released a photograph of Franken reaching for her breasts while she was asleep.
Franken apologised for his actions in a pair of statements.
“Coming from the world of comedy, I’ve told and written a lot of jokes that I once thought were funny but later came to realise were just plain offensive,” he said. “But the intentions behind my actions aren’t the point at all. It’s the impact these jokes had on others that matters. And I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to come to terms with that.”
Franken, the latest powerful politician or media figure to be alleged of sexual misconduct, is now facing an investigation in the Senate Ethics Committee.