Last June, the New York Times published an exposé
of New York's exclusive Horace Mann School, detailing decades of sexual abuse of students by their teachers. The revelations prompted
from former students, an all-but-useless investigation
, an admission
by one of the school's former teachers, and a response by the school to parents (pdf).
But one person who escaped the Times' notice was former English teacher Robert Berman
We’ve caught some of the smartest and most commited public men and women with their pants at their ankles. Time and again, we’ve had our fun. We’ve roundly mocked them for the very weaknesses that are so utterly our own. Reporters who have at points in their lives fucked themselves silly in hotel rooms across this great land of ours while pursuing the infidelities of more public men with righteous glee — these are not men and women who are much inclined to any real moment of self reflection, but then who among us really is? This kind of hypocrisy requires a complicit silence and a ritual wiping of the memory before every byline. [more inside]
When a Duke graduate documented her sexual hookups with a series of University baseball and lacrosse players during her time there, she thought only her close friends would see it. But the list, a PowerPoint presentation which includes names, pictures, and extremely detailed ratings of the men she had sex with, spread beyond that circle of friends and has since gone viral. A few days ago, it was posted to Jezebel
, both part of the Gawker Media. Deadspin initially failed to redact the names or pictures of those named within to protect their privacy, prompting an angry response
and leading others to speculate if this "privacy landmine
" will eventually lead to lawsuits
"Indiana Republican Rep. Mark Souder acknowledged an affair
with a staffer Tuesday and unexpectedly announced his resignation, giving Democrats a chance at capturing what many had thought was a safe Republican seat." He had previously recorded a pro-abstinence video, with the woman he had the affair with.
"Well behaved women rarely make history," said Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. Scandalous Women
brings you the lives, loves, and sexual adventures of some of the most fascinating women who rocked the world. Like Olimpia Maidalchini
who managed to achieve something that no woman ever has, for the 11 years of her brother-in-law Innocent X's reign as pope, Olimpia was the real power at the Vatican; or Elizabeth Armistead
, wife of a cabinet minister, courtesan to many. Read the bios and follow the tales of nearly a hundred women of scandalous pursuit from Mata Hari
to Typhoid Mary
Hong Kong sex scandal. Edison Chen
's cache of private photos may be the biggest Asian sex scandal ever. Starting roughly on Feb. 5, developing
Some pix NSFW but pixelated, and you'll have to google if you want the real images.
Vanity Fair sits down with Larry Flynt
--his history and hits and misses, how much he pays for scandals involving hypocritical public figures, and a new (and limp) Nixon anecdote -- and tons of other juicy tidbits, of course).
Ted Haggard returns
--with a cash for heaven offer to support him while he helps "broken people". Unfortunately, the procedure outlined is illegal, and the charity (Families With a Mission) is unregistered and run by a convicted sex offender.
Meanwhile, Mike Jones, Haggard's favorite whore, pops up at a dirty bar trivia night
(questions about Haggard and him, maybe nsfw, textwise)
Mexican government bans American Catholics who sued Mexico City Prelate
The Mexican government took the unprecedented and controversial step of banning Dave Clohessy of SNAP
and Jeffrey Anderson, a lawyer specializing in abuse cases, from entering the country for five years.
The men had filed a lawsuit against Mexico City Archbishop Norbeto Rivera, who they allege covered up sex abuse in his diocese.
KXLY News 4
Mayor Jim West of Spokane Washington has been accused of sexual abuse of a male child. Mayor West announced in the local Spokesman Review newpaper that he plans on staying on as Mayor.
The justice system at work.
A sitting Judge in Oklahoma has been removed from the bench for using a male enhancement pump, pleasuring himself and oiling his nether regions during court proceedings - including an August 2003 murder trial. At least he was awake during the proceedings, unlike other judges
The sensationally sordid Staff Ass sex scandal.
Young DC congressional staff assistant starts juicy blog. (edited cache
). Blog describes carryings on with many men, including a married Bush appointee who pays her for sex. Washington's most amusing and best read new blogger
, Wonkette, links to it
, picking out choice quotes. Within hours, the blog is gone, the girl is fired. Now another blogger outs
the girl's boss as a Republican Senator. Fun!
RumorFilter: Gov. Perry of Texas in bed with his Sec. of State
--for real! More on this brewing scandal here, here, here, here, and here.
Perry in 2002
called Texas' then-existing/now-illegal sodomy laws "appropriate."
And here's a rundown
on the rumor and non-response (from the kos link)
Trial by Tabloid?
Top BBC presenter Angus Deaton
has been sacked after a sex & drugs scandal
. He has presented comedy news quiz Have I Got News For You
for over ten years. So, is ti right for him to be sacked after trial by tabloid? Do we actually care what our T.V. presenters get up to after the cameras are turned off?
Business magazine editor sleeps with interviewee.
Harvard Business Review editor Suzy Wetlaufer interviews retired GE CEO Jack Welch for HBR. They begin a torrid romance (Welch is, of course, still married to his second wife.) Other editors find out about the romance and Wetlaufer cancels her story. Other HBR editors call for her resignation and the managing editor merely reassigns her. 2 other HBR editors quit in disgust. You can't make this stuff up!
Additional coverage via Financial Times
; Boston Globe
Finally, a Republican sex scandal for a change.
This guy was Joe Liberman's Republican opponent for the CT Senate seat when Liberman was running for both the Senate and the VP. On the bright side, no one's missing...
on the whole Andrew Sullivan and Michael Signoreli fiasco. Finally, a well written viewpoint about the barebacking incident
that raised the hackles of gay conservatives and liberals alike.
"I did not have sex with that man,"
so says Denise Rich talking about Bill Clinton. She also claims to have never even slept at the White House and doesn't even know what the Lincoln Bed Room looks like. Can we take these statements at face value, or do we need a Bubba de-coder ring to figure it out?
A FIFTH-grade girl at Cincinnati's Mount Airy School says at least 15 boys have been trading soda and cash for sex
with at least five girls, according to WLWT Eyewitness News. Police and school officials are looking into the allegation, which claims the students -- some as young as 10 -- were sneaking into closets to do it.
"Brad the Cad"
is disciplined, but not fired. This is the man who forwarded an email, describing his sexual prowess to four people, thus starting a world wide fury. Speculation on exactly how he was disciplined includes losing out on his annual bonus.