Democratic mayor/city council member of West Hollywood, John Duran, who said that Kavanaugh should not confirmed without a shred of evidence. Now, he is being charged with sexual harassment by several men. And he now insists that he should get due process. He is accused of putting his hand down another man’s pants and using sexually explicit language among other things. Duran is the mayor of West Hollywood.
During the Kavanaugh hearings Duran said:
“It is abhorrent to think we are placing our future, our equality, and our liberty in the hands of a drunken frat boy who sexually assaulted a teenage girl while his friend Mark Judge stood by and laughed. This is a sad moment in the history of our nation.”
No actual proof was necessary. A 36 year old accusation by someone who couldn’t remember where it happened, when it happened or who was there. But, now that he is accused, he demands proof. Now, concrete proof ids necessary. Is he invokingm his white Democratic privilege?
Fast-forward just four months and now the openly gay mayor of West Hollywood is singing an entirely different tune when it comes to the credibility of sexual misconduct allegations against individuals in positions of power, as he has come under fire in his own “#MeToo” scandal.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Duran stands accused of having sexually harassed at least three current or former members of the Gay Men’s Chorus in L.A. — of which Duran serves as chairman of the board — which consisted of his sticking his hand down their pants or making sexually suggestive comments.
The mayor also stands accused of using the gay dating app Grindr during public meetings, including in at least one instance of using the app’s messaging service to repeatedly make unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances toward an aide for a fellow council member.