The violent riot that erupted in the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday necessarily pulled focus away from the fact that Democrats in Georgia elected a man that would have become a #MeToo villain had he not been a Democrat running for office.
With this knowledge, it’s time to look back at the women who have been ignored by the #MeToo movement because their allegations were against prominent Democrats. This is not to say that there are not issues with some of the stories these women have told, but it is illustrative of the reality of the #MeToo movement: It doesn’t actually care about believing women. Some of the men taken down by the movement were actual predators, but as we’ve seen time and time again, allegations were weaponized to settle petty grievances. Here are some of the most prominent women whose allegations have been largely ignored because they accused Democrats:
Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson
These two women came forward only after it looked like Virginia’s Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax might step up if Gov. Ralph Northam had resigned following the revelation of him dressing in either blackface or a KKK hood during medical school. When speculation that Northam might resign brought Fairfax into the spotlight, Tyson claimed he sexually assaulted her during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Fairfax acknowledged the tryst, but said it was consensual. A second woman, Watson, then came forward to claim Fairfax raped her while the two were students at Duke University.
The women didn’t make their claims when Fairfax was running for lieutenant governor, just when he was about to become governor – which didn’t happen.
With Fairfax’s acknowledgement that he at least knew the two women, Tyson and Watson had more evidence in their favor than Christine Blasey Ford, who accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while they were both in high school. Ford never presented evidence that she had ever even been in the same room as Kavanaugh, yet her story was shared uncritically and deemed “credible” while Tyson and Watson’s claims were reported and quickly forgotten.
Fairfax has since filed a lawsuit against CBS News over its coverage of the allegations against him.
Reade is the woman who exposed the #MeToo movement as fraudulent. Suddenly, believing women – the mantra of the movement for years – didn’t actually mean “believe women,” but meant to simply listen to them and then thoroughly investigate their claims before coming to a conclusion. At least, that’s what then-presidential candidate Joe Biden said of Reade’s allegations after he spent a decade decrying due process as anathema to justice for women who claim to be sexual assault victims.
Reade’s story has its own issues, which Politico noted in a piece that would never have been written about a woman accusing a Republican politician (again, remember Kavanaugh). Reade reportedly told friends of Biden’s alleged assault back in 1993, when she worked for him while he was a senator. Her story apparently evolved over time from sexual harassment to assault, and her claim that Biden assaulted her in a “side area” somewhere between Biden’s old Senate office and the senate gym isn’t possible, as no such side area exists in that space. She also apparently inflated her credentials when testifying as an expert witness in two sexual assault cases, for which she is being investigated.
Had she accused President Donald Trump or any other Republican, such actions to discredit her would not have been taken and her story would still be making headlines.
Jacob Blake’s Alleged Victim:
A woman accused Jacob Blake of sexually assaulting her after breaking into her house. As the New York Post reported:
The victim, who is only identified by her initials in the paperwork, told police she was asleep in bed with one of her children when Blake came into the room around 6 a.m. and allegedly said, “I want my sh-t,” the record states.
She told cops Blake then used his finger to sexually assault her, sniffed it and said, “Smells like you’ve been with other men,” the criminal complaint alleges.
The officer who took her statement said she “had a very difficult time telling him this and cried as she told how the defendant assaulted her.”
Police were attempting to arrest Blake on a warrant stemming from those sexual assault allegations when he resisted arrest. He also at one point had a knife while officers were trying to arrest him.
As The Daily Wire previously reported, the police officer who shot Blake seven times while attempting to arrest him said he made the decision to shoot after hearing a mother desperately pleading, “He’s got my kid. He’s got my keys.”
Blake’s shooting prompted an additional round of national riots from people claiming police are racist against black people. While Blake became a hero, the woman he allegedly assaulted was ignored, forced to watch millions lionize her alleged attacker. Blake pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct in order to get the third-degree sexual assault charge dropped.
Oulèye Ndoye Warnock
Oulèye married Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2016, long before he ran for the U.S. Senate. The couple had two children together but separated in November 2019. In March 2019, Oulèye called the police and said Raphael ran over her foot with his car while they were arguing. Raphael denied the incident happened and there was no evidence of injury to Oulèye’s foot, but police bodycam footage revealed that she did call police on her then-husband.
“This man’s running for the United States Senate and all he cares about right now is his reputation. I work at the mayor’s office and this is a big problem. I’ve been trying to be very quiet about the way he is for the sake of my kids and his reputation … I’ve tried to keep the way that he acts under wraps for a long time and today he crossed the line. So that is what is going on here and he’s a great actor. He is phenomenal at putting on a really good show,” Oulèye says at various points in the footage.
Oulèye’s allegations, like the allegations of the other women on this list, were reported but never brought to the same height as the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh or other #MeToo targets.
Though not a woman, Anthony Washington also detailed abuse at a church camp that Raphael Warnock oversaw. Washington claimed camp counselors locked him out of his cabin and threw urine on him. Raphael was arrested in 2002 for allegedly obstructing an investigation into child abuse claims against the camp.
Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler with 51% of the vote last week.
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