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Racial double standard on display as media forgets Paula Jones case was dismissed.
In sum, the court finds that a showing of a tangible job detriment or adverse employment action is an essential element of plaintiff’s Section 1983 quid pro quo sexual harassment claim and that plaintiff has not demonstrated any tangible job detriment or adverse employment action for her refusal to submit to the governor’s alleged advances. The president is therefore entitled to summary judgment on plaintiff’s claim of quid pro quo sexual harassment.
For the foregoing reasons, the court finds that the president’s and Ferguson’s motions for summary judgment should both be and hereby are granted. There being no remaining issues, the Court will enter judgment dismissing this case.
It is so ordered this 1st day of April 1998.
— Susan Webber Wright, United States District Judge
Not so fast.
What Sharon Bialek described yesterday — an incident from 14 years ago in which she claims Herman Cain put his hand up her skirt and stopped when she requested him to stop — is not sexual harassment.
And no less than the federal judge in the case of Paula Jones and Bill Clinton — that would be one Susan Webber Wright — has quite specifically outlined what is not sexual harassment.
And of all people, Gloria Allred should know. Ms. Allred had Clinton target Paula Jones as a client all the way back then. Something she seems to have forgotten as it emerges she gave $1,000 to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The same Hillary Clinton who, according to Kathleen Willey in her book Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton, hired a private investigator to, in Willey’s words, conduct a “terror” campaign against Clinton’s female accusers. It certainly appears curious that Ms. Allred, a longtime liberal, would bring forth Sharon Bialek on a fourteen-year old charge that isn’t even close to the dismissed Clinton sexual harassment charge — while giving money to the woman who had other women investigated.
While Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones an $850,000 settlement, in fact he was granted “summary judgment” by Judge Webber Wright — and the case of sexual harassment was dismissed.
Let’s remember what Clinton was accused of. It’s graphic, hide the kids.
As stated in the Webber Wright decision, the then-Governor of Arkansas, in a hotel room with the door closed, “lowered his trousers and underwear, exposed his penis (which was erect) and told (her) to ‘kiss it.’”
And after the media had insisted women tell the truth (in the Clarence Thomas affair, in which the latter never touched Anita Hill at all) and that sexual harassment was the be-all and end-all — suddenly they took to ignoring Paula Jones. Her case only got serious public attention when the Drudge Report surfaced Monica Lewinsky, which in turn, in an irony of ironies, opened the door for prosecutors to start formally dredging through Bill Clinton’s sexual misadventures.
So what do we have here with Ms. Bialek, if what she is saying is true?
At most — at most — a married man makes a move on a woman not his employee. She rejects the advance, he stops, that’s it.
Again, Judge Webber Wright on the actions of Governor Bill Clinton with Arkansas state employee Paula Jones: The Governor “lowered his trousers and underwear…” Said Judge Webber Wright of this behavior:
Reduced to its essence, the record taken as a whole could not lead a rational trier of fact to find for the nonmoving party [Paula Jones] and the court therefore finds that there are no genuine issues for trial in this case…. For the foregoing reasons, the court finds that the president’s and [Arkansas State Trooper Danny] Ferguson’s motions for summary judgment should both be and hereby are granted. There being no remaining issues, the Court will enter judgment dismissing this case.
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The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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