Male Staffer Accuses ‘Not Gay’ IL GOP Guv Candidate Of Harassment
Is yet another “I am not gay” Republican politician being dragged rather unceremoniously out of the closet?
Dan Rutherford [pictured], an Illinois republican who is hoping to be the state’s next governor, is being sued for sexual harassment by a former employee. “That’s not news,” you say? That happens all the time? They’re politicians, after all…right? Well, this time is a little different.
For some time Rutherford has denied that his behavior is “sexually inappropriate” with staffers, and of course that pesky little rumor about him being gay that just won’t go away. So when Rutherford’s director of community affairs and marketing, Ed Michalowski, filed charges in federal court, we here at AATTP ran for the lawn chairs and buckets of popcorn.
Ed Michalowski is alleging in his lawsuit that during his three years of putting up with Rutherford’s crude, dictatorial passes, he was not the only person to have to put up with Michalowski’s wandering libido. That was a polite way of calling the guy a lecherous horn dog, just in case you missed it.
You can read more about the mess in the Chicago Sun Times.