"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I'm not saying he did or didn't rape these women but I'm also cautious about ruining a man's life based on no evidence, just because a handful of women claim it's so. Remember, this is the same country that made the Kardashians celebrities and where women write love letters to the Night Stalker in prison, and go for conjugal visits. There are a lot of crazies out there.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
Correct me if I'm wrong, but he had an affair and had a child from that affair, and has said some pretty strange things in the past several yrs. I don't "want" to believe it but my gut screams he's guilty of more than flirtation.
This thread reminds me of the old National Enquirer and Star message boards.
I have to admit the accusers sound very credible.
A piece of my inner child has died.
Wow- this is the first I've heard of, or read about it, at all. I never knew about any earlier allegations. It comes as a huge surprise to me, and right now, I don't have a gut feeling about it either way. I'm still too surprised for it to have rolled around in my mind, or for any oddities to have occurred to me in my memory banks. I truly hope there is nothing to it, but crazier things have happened.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung