Republicans Using Coercion Criminal Scandals

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  • Andrew Tate [Conservative Celebrity]
    Choked a 20-year-old woman during sex without her consent so forcefully that the whites of her eyes turned red and she passed out and continued having sex with her while she was unconscious and then threatened to kill her when she came to
    06 Jan 2024
    According to an exclusive interview the alleged victim conducted with The Sun
  • International House of Prayer Mike Bickle
    Groomed and manipulated a 19-year-old girl who was 23 years younger than him into having a secret yearslong sexual relationship with him that she claimed included doing everything except sexual intercourse by first gaining her trust as her pastor where he would take her and her brother on seemingly innocuous outings to restaurants, bookstores and the park which eventually led to the point where she claimed he crossed the line and "kept crossing it more severely sexually” while also being married
    03 Nov 2023
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • Matt Hall [R-MI]
    Wrote two threatening emails in all caps to a fellow student that warned he had just put a bullet inside his shotgun with the student's "NAME ON IT" and told him that he "BETTER WATCH OUT!!" if he didn't want trouble
    19 Sep 2023
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets
  • TX Ken Paxton [R]
    Called and threatened "several" Texas State Reps with "political consequences" if they voted to impeach him for corruption
    27 May 2023
    According to a speech delivered by Rep. Green in the Texas State House
  • Bruce Miller
    Threatened to execute Rep. Eric Swalwell or send him to Guantanamo Bay in a threatening private message he sent the Congressman on Twitter
    17 May 2023
    According to an official report filed with the Capitol Police
  • Coerced his staffer Noelle Dunphy into having sex with him multiple times and to participate in BDSM sex acts -- often after she was unable to consent due to being intoxicated -- and creepily told her that he thinks of her "as my daughter" while they were having sex
    15 May 2023
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by former employee Noelle Dunphy reported on by mainstream outlets
  • GOP Carlton Huffman
    Coerced two young women in to allowing him to orally and digitally penetrate them, which they felt they had no other option than going along with due to his having had brandished a gun in their presence earlier in the night and the power dynamic of him being nearly twenty years older than them
    10 Mar 2023
    According to the copy of the restraining order filed against him by the alleged victims obtained by CNN
  • Joe Staysniak
    Struck his son, choked his son's boyfriend and threatened them with a gun as they sat in a parked car outside his home
    22 Feb 2023
    According to charging documents obtained by NBC News
  • Frank Pavone
    Massaged and inappropriately touched four young women working under his direct supervision over a nearly twenty-year period
    24 Jan 2023
    According to an investigative report by The Pillar
  • Andrew Tate [Conservative Celebrity]
    Operated an international human trafficking & sex abuse ring that lured unsuspecting women into performing in adult videos without their consent under threat of violence if they attempted to flee
    30 Dec 2022
    According to charging documents filed by Romanian authorities
  • Brian Stout [R-OR]
    Threatened to kill a woman he was romantically involved with by throwing her off a cliff or slitting her throat if she ever told anyone about their relationship
    02 Dec 2022
    According to a protective order filed by the alleged victim and granted by a local judge
  • GOP County Nathan Tabor [R-NC]
    Frequently called to “harass, annoy and terrify” the paster of a Baptist church, posted a number of social media threats against him and also made a number of salacious sexualized comments about the pastor's wife
    05 Nov 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Arlyn Briggs [2022 KS GOP Candidate]
    Called the local police department to warn that he "may shoot" police officers if they attempted to enter his home and arrest a wanted man he was harboring
    27 Jun 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local officials
  • GOP County Nathan Tabor [R-NC]
    Threatened to release unspecified "false information" about a county sheriff and local police chief if they didn't grant him immunity in an unrelated case
    28 Mar 2022
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Herschel Walker [2022 GOP GA Nominee]
    Pointed a loaded gun against his ex-wife's head and threatened to kill her and her new boyfriend, after which she got a restraining order issued against him
    23 Jul 2021
    According to a police affidavit filed by his ex-wife's sister
  • Gene Suellentrop [R-KS]
    Led police on a high-speed chase going upwards of 90 miles per hour while driving the wrong direction on an interstate highway around 1am and only stopped after he drove over tire-deflating spikes, threatened to physically "take" on arresting officers, slurred his speech so badly that police had a hard time understanding him and forced officials to get a warrant to conduct a BAC test which was still over twice the legal limit three hours after his arrest
    16 Mar 2021
    According to charging documents filed by local police
  • Madison Cawthorn [R-NC]
    Drove multiple women out into remote rural areas while in college and if they turned down his advances, he would drive back to campus recklessly at very high speeds because as one woman described it "he was upset that I had turned him down or refused his advances"
    27 Feb 2021
    According to firsthand accounts of several alleged victims shared The Washington Post
  • Ed Henry []
    Left threatening messages and sent a private investigator to scare a woman he had recently sexually coerced to make sure she kept her "mouth closed" or else he would sue her
    09 Nov 2020
    According to a civil lawsuit filed against Henry and Fox News by Jennifer Eckhart
  • Ed Henry []
    Coerced a 25-year-old woman seeking his mentorship to get naked and enter the bathtub in his Las Vegas hotel suite and fondled her until she "submitted to the pressure" of his advances and had sex with him while also being married
    09 Nov 2020
    According to a civil lawsuit filed against Henry and Fox News by Jennifer Eckhart
  • Tim Nolan [R-KY]
    Coerced 12 young women -- all but two of whom were battling a heroin or opioid addiction and were already tangled up in the criminal justice system -- in to having sex with him by supplying them with heroin and threatened to take the drugs away and call the police on them if they rebuffed his sexual demands while also being married
    04 May 2018
    He pleaded guilty to human trafficking and was sentenced to 20 years in prison
  • Nick Miccarelli [R-PA]
    Once brandished his gun and threatened to kill his then-girlfriend state rep Tarah Toohil and himself, threatened to kill them both by taking the car they were in up to 100 mph and crashing it and stalked her so incessantly that a judge granted her a restraining order
    09 Mar 2018
    Rep. Toohil [R] was granted a restraining order against Miccarelli
  • Steve Wynn [Fmr. Wynn Resorts CEO]
    Coerced a massage therapist to perform more than 50 sexual acts on him in his locked office guarded by security dogs and gave her a $400 “tip” each time while also being married
    01 Mar 2018
    According to a lawsuit filed by the alleged victim
  • Steve Wynn [Fmr. Wynn Resorts CEO]
    Coerced a massage therapist into giving him "happy endings" by tipping $1,000 for regular massages as a guise and then later propositioned her to give him sexual favors in return which she reluctantly agreed to after becoming financially dependent on the job and money while also being newly married
    28 Feb 2018
    According to a lawsuit filed by the alleged victim
  • 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
  • Joe Barton [R-TX]
    Sent pictures of himself masturbating to three women -- two whom he had an extramarital affair with -- and threatened to sic the Capitol Police on one of the women he was involved with if she went public with his naked pictures
    22 Nov 2017
    According to a recorded phone call between Barton and one woman he had an affair with exclusively reported by The Washington Post
  • Bill O'Reilly []
    Coerced Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl into a "non-consensual sexual relationship" while also being married himself and later secretly agreed to pay her $32 million to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit she brought against him
    21 Oct 2017
    According to a settlement agreement reached between O'Reilly and his accuser
  • Charles Payne []
    Allegedly coerced Fox News political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes into a 3-year-long abusive sexual relationship where she was forced to have sex with him in exchange for career advances and increased facetime on Fox News and Fox Business while also being married
    18 Sep 2017
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by the alleged victim
  • Iowa GOP John Thompson
    Physically threatened his ex-fiancé after finding her by tracking her location on the "Find My iPhone" App installed on her phone which prompted a judge to issue a restraining order against him
    23 Aug 2017
    According to a report filed by local media
  • Directed three top White House officials to repeatedly call and threaten Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski that a negative article about their private lives would be published in the National Enquirer unless they call him and personally apologize for their negative coverage of him
    30 Jun 2017
    According to both the anchors who reported Trump's actions in the Washington Post
  • Russ Casey [R-TX]
    Coerced a subordinate into giving him oral sex multiple times -- once while he wore his black judge's robe -- and to have sex with him two times and would lash out her as a “horrible court manager” if she ever refused his advances, which she didn't do often because he was her boss, while being married the entire time
    16 May 2017
    According to a federal civil lawsuit filed by the alleged victim
  • Robert Bentley [R-AL]
    Told his wife's chief of staff Heather Hannah that she better "watch herself" after he found out she helped his wife secretly record intimate conversations with a woman he was having an affair with
    10 Apr 2017
    According to an investigative report by AL.com
  • Dan Kirby [R-OK]
    Routinely pestered his legal assistant -- who was thirty years younger than him -- to text topless photos of herself and go with him to a local strip club which she did presumably because she was afraid of losing her job and then fired her after she reported his harassment
    23 Dec 2016
    According to reports by local and state media
  • Vance Phillips [R-DE]
    Coerced an 18-year-old young woman who was only 16 when they first met and 30 years younger than him into a monthslong sexual relationship where she was compelled to participate in bondage fetishes of his that included using ropes, clamps, chains and sex toys that she did not willingly consent to and then threatened her with "a world of hurt" if she ever rebuffed his incessant advances
    27 Sep 2016
    According to a lawsuit filed by the alleged victim
  • Roger Ailes []
    Coerced top Fox News staffer Laurie Luhn -- who was 22 years younger than him -- into starting an abusive sexual relationship while he was still married that lasted 20+ years and used the threat to release a videotape he made of her dancing in lingerie to help maintain psychological control
    29 Jul 2016
    According to an investigative report by New York Magazine who read a confidential $3.15MM settlement Fox News paid
  • Donald Sterling
    Coerced an assistant who was decades younger than him into having sex over a yearslong period by threatening to withhold her paycheck if she ever refused his advances, subjected her to a "steady stream of racially and sexually offensive comments" and fired her when she eventually stood up to him while also being married
    03 Jun 2014
    According to a civil lawsuit filed by the alleged victim
  • Rick Renzi [R-AZ]
    Strongarmed leaders of a copper mining company into purchasing a large tract of land from a business associate who owed him money in exchange for him sponsoring legislation that would be favorable to the company, even once explicitly telling those involved "no Sandlin Property, no bill" and then failed to pay taxes on the $733,000 he received from the sale once the deal went through
    28 Oct 2013
    According to charging documents filed by federal officials
  • Thad Viers [R-SC]
    Threatened to beat and sexually assault a man who was dating his estranged wife along with his mother over several menacing calls
    Jun 2007
    Allegedly according to reporting from credible media outlets