Ohio Dems Condemn Gubernatorial Candidate for Boasting of Sexual Escapades

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The Ohio Democratic Party and other Democrats have condemned Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill after he shared his sexual history on social media in the wake of Sen. Al Franken's (D., Minn.) sexual misconduct scandal.

In his Facebook post, O'Neill, an Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate, talks about being sexually intimate with "approximately 50 very attractive females," and said he was "disappointed by this national feeding frenzy about sexual indiscretions decades ago."

The Ohio Democratic Party responded in a statement by saying "Justice O'Neill's Facebook comments that dehumanize women add nothing to this important conversation, which is actually about harassment and abuse, not encounters between consenting adults."

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, who like O'Neill is running for governor, said "Sexual harassment, degrading and devaluing women is not a joke. Justice O'Neill should resign. #ohgov."

Candidate Connie Pillich tweeted that while O'Neill has been a friend  and donated to her campaign, he "should resign" and she will be "donating his contributions to orgs helping women."

Candidate and former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton said "I'm outraged he would equate sexual assault with indiscretion. He should resign immediately."

O'Neill's own campaign manager Chris Clevenger, who identified himself to be a victim of sexual assault, announced he would not remain a part of the campaign.

Conor Beck

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Conor Beck is a Media Analyst for the WFB. He's previously written for The College Fix, Life News, and was a Student Free Press Association Fellow for The Weekly Standard. He graduated from Rice University in 2017.

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