Former Staffer Says GOP Congressional Candidate Masturbated In Front Of Him
This can’t be good for a candidate. These charges could derail the career of Carl DeMaio who is challenging incumbent Scott Peters in California’s 52nd district.
The openly gay, former San Diego city councilman has won support from GOP heavyweights like Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and even former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
But behind the scenes, things are much messier. DeMaio’s former campaign policy director is accusing the candidate of sexual harassment, even saying DeMaio masturbated in front of him. DeMaio vehemently denies the allegations, saying they’re the cover story of a plagiarist and suspected criminal.
This is not the first time DeMaio has been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior. Last year, a fellow city councilman said he twice caught DeMaio masturbating in a city hall restroom — an allegation DeMaio denied…
Todd Bosnich says he joined DeMaio’s campaign last year eager to work for a candidate who shared his values and who, like himself, is an openly gay Republican.
But Bosnich said his enthusiasm for his boss was soon replaced by dread, because DeMaio would find him alone and make inappropriate advances, massaging and kissing his neck and groping him.
One morning last April, Bosnich said he arrived early at campaign headquarters and DeMaio called him back to his office.
“I came over to his office, door was open. And he was masturbating,” Bosnich said. “I saw his hand, his penis in his hand and he had a smile on his face. And as soon as I came over he was looking at me.”[su_csky_ad]