No #MeToo For You: Media Ignores Gay Man Who Accused Democrat of Sexual Assault

Sen. Cory Booker, the New Jersey Democrat who grandstanded as a self-described “Spartacus” on behalf of Christine Ford during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, is now facing sexual assault allegations himself.

The allegations are, as of now, anonymous and amount to a series of tweets and an online statement posted to Google Docs. However, in an era in which Democrats say all victims are to be believed, it seems those new rules don’t apply to a gay man accusing a prominent Democrat.

According to the Google Docs statement, the man, who claims to be a liberal Democrat and a gay man, said Booker visited his work in 2014. After telling Booker he was a hero of his, the accuser says the senator later tried to get him to perform oral sex on him in the bathroom.

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The accuser says the two ran into each other outside of a restroom when he was propositioned by the senator. “He pulled me into the restroom, albeit not too forcefully and slowly pushed me against the restroom wall,” he claims. “He said that ‘Being a hero was a serious turn-on.’ He then put his left hand on my groin, over my jeans and began to rub…He then used his other hand to grab my left hand with his right and pulled it over to touch him.

“At the same time, he disengaged from rubbing me and used his left hand to push me to my knees from my shoulder for what was clearly a move to have me perform oral sex on him. At that point, I pulled away quite violently and told him I had to go. I did not see him again before he left,” he said.

In a tweet, the accuser claims he is not being listened to, and directly references the #MeToo movement.

He claims he secured a lawyer, who suggested the man approach MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow, considered by many to be the father of the #MeToo movement.

The accuser claims Farrow didn’t follow up with him initially, and a second reporter he approached never got back with him at all.

So on October 7th, I contacted Mr. Farrow, albeit anonymously, providing him with some of
the details of my story and with a number of follow up questions,” he said. “4 days later he
responded asking for a phone conversation. I replied the following day with a way to contact me and an open schedule. Between October 12th through the 15th, I emailed him
2 additional times with the final email stating that I would move onto trying to contact
another journalist and wished him well.

“It wasn’t until this morning, 8 days after his initial response that he contacted me again with an email, a voicemail and text message. This put me in an awkward position of re-evaluating his intentions and I have yet to respond to him. The second journalist I contacted following my interaction with Mr. Farrow has not responded to me either.”

Many are wondering why vague, decades-old claims against President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court gets wall-to-wall coverage, while recent claims of assault against a Democratic senator (with more evidence) get no attention.

Cory Booker has yet to comment on the accusations.

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