Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) has been accused of sexually harassing several women when he was a student at Patrick Henry College.
Cawthorn Accused Of Harassment
Four Women Accuse Madison Cawthorn Of Sexual Harassment. “BuzzFeed News spoke with more than three dozen people, including more than two dozen former students, their friends, and their relatives, who described or corroborated instances of sexual harassment and misconduct on campus, in Cawthorn’s car, and at his house near campus. Four women told BuzzFeed News that Cawthorn, now a rising Republican star, was aggressive, misogynistic, or predatory toward them. Their allegations include calling them derogatory names in public in front of their peers, including calling one woman “slutty,” asking them inappropriate questions about their sex lives, grabbing their thighs, forcing them to sit in his lap, and kissing and touching them without their consent.” [Buzzfeed]
Cawthorn Accused Of Harassing Women During “Fun Drives.” “Two resident assistants said they would warn women in their dorm not to go for rides with Cawthorn in his white Dodge Challenger. Cawthorn reportedly referred to these rides as “fun drives.” “I got info from other RAs to warn the female student body not to go on joy rides with him because bad things happened on those joy rides,” Giovanna Lastra, one of the former RAs, told BuzzFeed.” [Yahoo]
Cawthorn Denies Allegations. “”These questions were repeatedly asked and answered during the course of the campaign,” Micah Bock, Cawthorn’s communications director, said in a statement to Newsweek. “The voters of Western North Carolina responded to these allegations by giving Madison Cawthorn a 12-point victory over his opponent.”” [Newsweek]
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