CW: Descriptions of sexual assault.
State Rep. Matt Menweller: The former professor has faced two sexual misconduct investigations stemming from the time he taught political science at Central Washington University, the Seattle Times reports.
One student claimed Manweller propositioned her and another woman at a bar for a threesome. The student said she felt pressure to accept an invitation to meet Manweller there because she hoped for his letter of recommendation. She later claimed that Manweller stalked her. Another student alleged that the former professor sent her inappropriate text messages and voicemails. Manweller denied the allegations then and continues to deny them today, claiming that his accusers are political opponents. The Times also reports lobbyists saying the Manweller is known to comment on their apperances. Manweller, who represents a large swath of Central Washington, does not deny that. His take on the ongoing reckoning:
Manweller said he expected the Legislature would take some actions involving sexual harassment in the coming weeks, but only because everyone there is terrified by what he characterized as a mob mentality that he compared to McCarthyism.
Previously in Matt Manweller News: He met his first wife when she was a sophomore in high school and he was her 29-year-old math teacher, Goldy reported in 2012.
Some Other Takes From State Rep. Matt Manweller:
A Washington lawmaker is accused of sexual misconduct. Here are a few things he's tweeted. (He never did explain that analogy to me)https://t.co/lP7h9qRkdZ pic.twitter.com/3kQwM2EhZA
— Paige Cornwell (@pgcornwell) December 7, 2017
Seahawks Broadcaster Warren Moon: Is accused of grabbing a woman's crotch, forcing her to wear a thong, to share a bed and taking off her swimsuit after drugging her, according to a lawsuit first reported by the Washington Post.
Previously in Warren Moon News: In 1995, a cheerleader claimed Moon sexually assaulted her. They settled out of court. Also that year, the then-quarterback's wife claimed he hit and choked her. He was acquitted of domestic assault charges.
We're Number Three: In the number of homeless people, behind Los Angeles County and New York City. This year's count of homeless people in the city saw a 21 percent increase from last year.
Judge Allows Labor Lawsuit Against Private Immigrant Jail Operator to Proceed: The Washington State Attorney General's Office claims GEO Group is violating the minimum wage by paying detainees just $1 an hour to cook and clean.
Will Big Tech Companies Follow Seattle's Election Transparency Laws? Our local TV stations have been in compliance for years. Eli Sanders continues hounding Facebook, Google and Twitter to share information on ads purchased by local politicos and their supporters during the last municipal election.
MSNBC to Rehire Contributor it Fired Earlier This Week After an Alt-Right Conspiracy Theorist Dug Up a Joke He Wrote Eight Years Ago Mocking Liberal Defenders of Roman Polanksi: What a time to be alive.
The Morning Poetry:
Two years ago, Kim Davis denied David Ermold a marriage license because he was gay, despite it being legalized.
Today, she had to watch as he signed up to run against her in the next election. pic.twitter.com/y6HSoThcNi
— Cole Ledford (@ColeLedford11) December 6, 2017
The Morning Graph:
Stronger Labor Unions Could Do a Lot of Good to Increase Wages & Reduce Income Inequality. @Noahpinion https://t.co/GwsrUz0Dp1 pic.twitter.com/Zu2OlqWDS9
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) December 7, 2017