Details of the NC Democratic Party sexual harassment scandal are coming out now and I will be the first to admit I didn’t see THAT coming. I had previously pondered if it were an active female chair out of Wake County.
From The Daily Caller:
A bombshell letter from the former North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP) communications staffer to now-former NCDP Executive Director Jay Parmley detailing the allegations of sexual harassment has surfaced.
In the letter, dated Dec. 8, 2011 — which local news outlet WRAL first published with redactions of alleged victim Adriadn Ortega’s name — Ortega alleges that Parmley “frequently gave me unwanted shoulder rubs despite my verbal objections” and that Parmley “often solicited my opinion on his clothes.”
“He would point both hands to his crotch area and ask me how his crotch looked in those pants that day,” Ortega wrote, adding that Parmley “would frequently pretend to punch my crotch and make a popping noise with his mouth.”
There is much more alleged by Ortega. Read the whole thing.
Governor Bev “get over it ” Perdue has called for the resignation of the party Chairman, who has since refused and held a press conference this afternoon (ongoing as of this posting, will add video when I can find it). Chairman David Parker largely wrote the whole series of events off and pointed fingers everywhere but at himself – including blaming the press for not writing the story up properly and ‘trying the case in the court of public opinion.’ Throughout so far, he has gone allegation by allegation; Parker defending Parmley. If Perdue knew about this last year, Parker had to know a lot earlier and likely sat on it hoping it would not come out. Well it did.
The Democrat party in NC has some serious problems and for once, John Edwards is not a name being thrown around. From everything I heard out of Parker, he intends to paint Ortega as the problem and not a victim.
Updates from Presser:
Reporter asks if Parker thinks it is a slap in the face to Governor Perdue if he does not resign as she has called for. Parker said, “No. I don’t think so.”
Reporter: How will this effect Democratic processes in NC?
Parker: Not at all.