California Rep Tony Cardenas is vigorously denying that he sexually molested a sixteen-year-old girl in his car as he drove her to the hospital. The girl (Now a full grown woman) said that he gave her some water that tasted funny while they were on the golf course.
She said he put her in the car and that she was conscious but couldn’t move as he put his hand inside her shirt and began feeling her breasts and then moved his hand down inside her shorts. She didn’t say anything at the time but says she decided to come forward after being inspired by the #MeToo movement.
Cardenas is pushing back and denying the charges. But we’re supposed to believe the victim just like with Roy Moore right?
The accusations, as reported by the Times, are as follows:
Jane Doe met the politician in 2005 at a golf tournament, when she was a “star teenage athlete” and he was an “elected politician,” according to the suit. The politician “grew close to and became an integral part of Ms. Doe’s and her family’s lives,” the lawsuit states.
John Doe invited her to play at Hillcrest Country Club in January 2007, when she was 16, according to the lawsuit. Several hours into their game, the suit said, the man handed her a cup of ice water; it had an unusual taste, so she took just a few sips. The pair played golf for four or five hours, when the teenager “suddenly collapsed to the ground but did not lose consciousness.”
The man drove her to the emergency room. During the ride, he reached inside her shirt and rubbed her breasts, the suit alleges. He also reached down her shorts and fondled her vagina, according to the suit. Jane Doe was “frozen from shock,” according to the lawsuit.
The abuse continued for 30 to 45 minutes as he drove, according to the lawsuit. “Ms. Doe remained motionless and speechless throughout the entire incident in fear of what he might do if she did not feign sleep.”