Nebraska GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Herbster, who has been accused by a state senator and 7 different ladies of groping them, demanded that intercourse schooling be faraway from faculties on Sunday.
A number of observers discovered the main focus disturbing, notably in mild of the latest allegations in opposition to Herbster, a company CEO and Republican megadonor with no political expertise.
The alleged groping occurred between 2017 and 2022. All the ladies have been teenagers or in their early 20s at the time, in response to the Nebraska Examiner, which was the primary media outlet to report the allegations.
Two of the ladies, together with Republican state Sen. Julie Slama, stated they have been assaulted by Herbster on the identical Republican dinner in 2019. In a radio interview, Slama stated she was in shock when she felt Herbster’s hand attain up her costume.
“It’s one of the vital traumatizing issues I’ve ever been by,” she stated.
Former legislative assistant Elizabeth Todsen stated when Herbster got here round to greet folks at her desk that evening, his “hand went to my butt.”
“I tried to push away, but I couldn’t,” Todsen said. “It was like he knew that I couldn’t say something.”
Herbster has filed go well with in opposition to Slama for defamation. She has sued him for sexual battery.
At a political rally in Greenwood on Sunday, former President Donald Trump described Herbster as a “good man, a very good man.” Trump additionally slammed the sexual assault accusations as “despicable fees.”
Herbster has denied the accusations.
Critics on Twitter complained that correct, useful intercourse ed was typically not supplied in houses. Offering intercourse schooling in faculties has additionally been linked to fewer undesirable pregnancies:
Need assistance? Go to RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline or the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website.