Conservatives Who Paid to Resolve Lawsuits

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  • ACU Matt Schlapp
    Fondled Herschel Walker campaign staffer Carlton Huffman in the crotch without his consent and unsuccessfully tried to convince him to go back to his room while also being married and then paid Huffman $480,000 through an insurance policy to settle his sexual harassment lawsuit out of court
    27 Mar 2024
    According to victim testimony in a report from The Daily Beast
  • Was found liable to pay writer E. Jean Carroll an additional $83 million -- $65 million in punitive damages and 18.3 million in reputational and emotional damages -- after he continued to repeatedly defame her long after a previous jury awarded her $5 million in defamation damages
    26 Jan 2024
    According to news reports from credible media outlets
  • Bernie Moreno [2024 OH GOP Candidate]
    Settled 14 separate lawsuits brought by former employees who alleged he illegally withheld their overtime pay for an undisclosed amount
    17 Jan 2024
    According to news reports from credible media outlets
  • Defrauded banks in New York by vastly overinflating the value of his assets by as much as $3.6 billion dollars in order to obtain more favorable loan terms in a scheme a judge overseeing his case described as "persistent and repeated fraud" and was ordered to pay a $355 million fine and prohibited from conducting business in New York state for three years
    26 Sep 2023
    According to a final ruling issued by the judge overseeing the case
  • Ammon Bundy [Conservative Celebrity]
    Was found liable for $52.5 million in damages for defaming a local hospital system and inciting a mob to protest outside its building
    24 Jul 2023
    According to news reports from credible media outlets
  • Tucker Carlson [Fox News ]
    Baselessly accused a Trump supporter on the Capitol grounds during 1/6 of being a covert government agent who was "the central figure" in inciting the insurrection which led to him receiving numerous death threats and being forced to sell his home and business and relocate to a secluded place to protect himself and his wife
    12 Jul 2023
    According to a lawsuit filed by the alleged victim
  • Agreed to pay former Fox News producer Abby Grossberg $12 million to settle a lawsuit she filed against them which accused the network of pressuring her to commit perjury in a legal deposition and of operating a hostile and discriminatory work environment
    30 Jun 2023
    According to court records first reported by The New York Times
  • Was found liable to pay writer E. Jean Carroll $5 million in damages for defamation and battery for "sexual abuse" at the Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York City in 1996
    10 May 2023
    Jury found Trump liable for sexual abuse and defamation after a civil trial
  • Settled a lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems for $787.5 million for spreading false 2020 election conspiracy theories about their voting machines which caused significant defamatory damage to their company brand
    18 Apr 2023
    According to court records and public reporting by mainstream outlets
  • TX Ken Paxton [R]
    Retaliated against four staffers who reported his alleged corruption to the FBI by maligning them as "rogue employees" and fired or forced them out through other means and later spent $3.3 million in taxpayer dollars to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit which also forced him to apologize for disparaging them
    10 Feb 2023
    According to a settlement agreement reached between Paxton and the fired staffers
  • Project Veritas
    Was found liable for $120k in damages for violating wiretapping laws after illegally recording multiple conversations inside a Democratic political consulting group which they later "heavily edited" to deceitfully insinuate the group was involved in unscrupulous activities
    23 Sep 2022
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by the firm Democracy Partners
  • Vince McMahon
    Secretly paid over $12 million to four women to keep them from going public with their allegations of sexual misconduct and demanded that each of them signs a nondisclosure agreement to ensure their accusations never saw the light of day
    10 Jul 2022
    According to news reports from credible media outlets
  • Daniel Snyder [NFL Owner]
    Secretly paid $1.6 million to a female Washington Commanders employee who accused him of sexual assault in order to keep her from going public with her allegations
    21 Jun 2022
    According to allegations made by the alleged victim first reported by The Washington Post
  • Van Taylor [R-TX]
    Engaged in a yearlong extramarital affair with a woman who was formerly married to an ISIS terrorist and paid her $5,000 to keep quiet about it
    02 Mar 2022
    According to a statement in which he admitted to the affair and announced he was ending his reelection campaign
  • Vince McMahon
    Had an affair with a WWE employee 35 years younger than him and then doubled her salary to $200k and paid her $3 million to keep their tryst a secret
    15 Jan 2022
    According to an investigative report by The Wall Street Journal
  • Americans for Prosperity Tim Phillips
    Settled a workplace discrimination lawsuit for an undisclosed amount with a woman who was skipped over for a promotion as a hiring manager for a less experienced and qualified man who then promptly used his newly gotten authority to fire her
    03 Dec 2021
    According to an exclusive report by CNBC News
  • Bill O'Reilly []
    Routinely accosted Fox News producer Andrea Mackris with graphic sexual conversations he initiated during all hours of the night and during work functions, unsuccessfully solicited her and a friend of hers to have group sex and tried to persuade her to have phone sex with him all after totally ignoring her repeated demands that he stop and later paid her $9 million to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit she brought against him all while being married
    13 Jul 2021
    According to a settlement agreement reached between O'Reilly and his accuser
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle [Fox News ]
    Sexually harassed an assistant of hers so incessantly that she eventually filed a 42-page complaint against Fox News which resulted in them paying her a secret multimillion-dollar settlement
    01 Oct 2020
    According to an exclusive report by The New Yorker
  • Jeff Hoover [R-KY]
    Sexually assaulted his 21-year-old legislative staffer more than 50 times over a three-year period subjecting her to what she testified as "nearly daily touching" including groping between her legs while seated next to her at large political functions and then secretly settled a lawsuit she filed against him in order to prevent her allegations from becoming public while being married the entire time
    16 Jan 2019
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Thomas Ravenel [R-SC]
    Threw his date on his nanny's bed, ripped her pants off and digitally penetrated her anus and vagina and pinned her arms behind her head while he shoved his penis in her face before she was able to break free from his grip and get him off of her and then secretly paid her $200,000 and required her to sign a nondisclosure agreement in order to keep her from going to the police
    03 May 2018
    According to an exclusive interview with the victim's daughter by People Magazine, Photographic evidence of bruises and lacerations taken the morning after the alleged attack
  • RNC Elliott Broidy
    Secretly paid Playboy model Shera Bechard $1.6 million to keep their extramarital affair and details of his alleged abuse and manipulation secret with the help of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen
    13 Apr 2018
    According to an investigative report by The Wall Street Journal
  • Steve Wynn [Fmr. Wynn Resorts CEO]
    Coerced a manicurist who worked at one of his hotels to remove her clothing and have sex with him while also being married and later secretly paid her $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit she filed against him
    27 Jan 2018
    According to an exclusive report by The wall Street Journal
  • Pat Meehan [R-PA]
    Propositioned an aide who was decades younger than him to become romantically involved and then made her life in the office so miserable after she rebuffed his advances that she quit and sued him for sexual harassment, which resulted in him secretly spending thousands of taxpayer dollars to settle while also being married
    20 Jan 2018
    Confirmed by a total of 7 office employees and acquaintances in an exclusive report by The New York Times
  • James Rosen [Fox News D.C. Correspondent]
    Sexually harassed a female producer and then secretly worked with Fox News to privately settle her complaint with a deal that allowed her to extend her stay in the U.S. since she wasn't an American citizen
    10 Jan 2018
    According to interviews with former colleagues at Fox News and reported by NPR
  • Roger Ailes []
    Solicited Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky for sex during private meetings while also being married and then retaliated against her after she rebuffed his advances by denying her a promotion to host her own show and drastically reduced her on-air appearances which resulted in him and Fox News secretly paying her an undisclosed amount of money to settle a lawsuit she filed against him
    20 Dec 2017
    Ailes and Fox News secretly paid her to keep quiet
  • Blake Farenthold [R-TX]
    Settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with a confidentiality agreement for $84,000 using a secret taxpayer funded account which kept it from the public for years
    04 Dec 2017
    According to an exclusive report by Politico
  • Blake Farenthold [R-TX]
    Openly talked with a male aide about "sexual fantasies" and "wet dreams" he had about his female communications director Lauren Greene and fired her after shortly after she filed a formal complaint and then secretly paid her $84,000 in taxpayer funds from a secretive "Office of Compliance" account after she agreed to drop a federal lawsuit she filed against him
    04 Dec 2017
    According to an exclusive report by Politico
  • Iowa Senate Republicans
    Were ordered to pay $2.2 million to a sexual harassment victim who was fired a mere seven hours after she filed a memo that accused the group of turning a blind eye to a "boys club" culture in the statehouse
    18 Jul 2017
    According to a jury verdict reached in a sexual harassment suit filed against them
  • Bill O'Reilly []
    Sexually harassed Fox Business host Rebecca Diamond in such a manner that she decided to record him to have proof of his behavior which led to him and Fox News secretly paying her an undisclosed amount in order to keep her from going public with her recordings
    06 Apr 2017
    Caught on tape, O'Reilly and Fox News secretly paid her to keep quiet
  • Bill O'Reilly []
    Incessantly tried to convince Fox News host Juliet Huddy to have sex with him over repeated phone calls (during which she reported it sometimes sounded like he was masturbating), tried to kiss her without her consent, invited her to visit his vacation home and once answered the door to his hotel room in his boxer shorts after he asked her to return a room key he ostensibly needed and then had Fox News secretly pay her a high six-figure settlement to quash a sexual harassment lawsuit she filed against him and the company
    10 Jan 2017
    Fox News secretly settled Huddy's lawsuit
  • Dan Kirby [R-OK]
    Secretly paid $44,500 in taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by his former assistant that he fired after she complained about his behavior
    23 Dec 2016
    According to reports by local and state media
  • Roger Ailes []
    Solicited anchor Gretchen Carlson for sexual favors while also being married and then punished her professionally after she refused his advances in a manner so egregious that Fox News settled a lawsuit she filed for $20 million dollars
    06 Jul 2016
    According to the details of a civil settlement and public apology Fox News gave Ms. Carlson
  • Cindy Gamrat [R-MI]
    Had an extramarital affair with fellow state representative Todd Cotter and then used public funds to cover up the affair which resulted in her being expelled from the Michigan House
    10 Sep 2015
    According to an investigation conducted by the Michigan House
  • Project Veritas James O'Keefe
    Paid $100k to settle a lawsuit brought by an employee of an NGO helping lower income families who he smeared as supporting criminal behavior through a deceptively edited secret recording leaving out the key fact he called the police on them immediately after
    08 Mar 2013
    According to the results of a civil lawsuit brought by the victim
  • Minnesota Senate GOP
    Was sued for illegally firing without cause a staffer who had an extramarital affair with the MN Senate GOP Leader and later agreed to pay $30,000 to settle the wrongful termination lawsuit he brought against the State Senate
    15 Mar 2012
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by the fired staffer
  • Project Veritas James O'Keefe
    Paid a five-figure settlement to CNN correspondent Abbie Boudreau over a disgusting failed attempt to smear her reputation by recording her aboard a boat filled with inappropriate sexualized items including sex toys
    29 Sep 2010
    According to an exclusive repor by CNN
  • Kevin Garn [R-UT]
    Got naked with a 15-year-old girl in a hot tub when he was in his late twenties and later paid her $150,000 to keep quiet when he ran for US Congress
    12 Mar 2010
    According to the woman who went to the media to tell her story and confirmed by Garn
  • Bernie Moreno [2024 OH GOP Candidate]
    Was found liable to pay $416,000 to two former employees for unpaid overtime, damages and attorney's fees
    01 Jan 1800
    According to news reports from credible media outlets