FARRAKHAN UNLEASHED: Nation of Islam leader under fire after anti-semitic tirade over ‘Jewish power’

New York, N.Y. — Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is under fire after a speech in which he ranted about anal sex and “Jewish power”.

“Do you know that many of us who go to Hollywood seeking a chance have to submit to anal sex and all kind of debauchery and they give you a little part? It’s called the casting couch. See that’s Jewish power,” Farrakhan said while referencing embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Farrakhan has a long history of espousing anti-white and anti-Semitic views, made the comments during a three-hour sermon in which he frequently denounced people of Jewish heritage.

“Think about what they’re gonna say when they have been so thoroughly and completely unmasked,” Farrakhan said of the Jewish people, whom he called the “Satanic Jew” and the “Synagogue of Satan”.

”Whenever you read that God has told the Jews to hear and obey, and they say, I hear and I disobey, that’s Satan,” he said.

The sermon, which Farrakhan uploaded to his official Twitter account, led to a barrage of complaints and his account losing his blue checkmark verified status.

When reached for comment, a spokesperson for Twitter said the company was “unable to comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons.”

Calls for comment to a Farrakhan spokesperson have not been returned.

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FRANKENGATE: Democratic Senator Al Franken hit with allegations of sexual assault

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Democratic Senator Al Franken was hit with allegations Thursday of kissing and groping a woman without her consent.

Leeann Tweeden, a radio news anchor with KABC in Los Angeles, said she met Franken in December 2006 while on USO tour to entertain military members, and it was then that the sexual assault occurred.

“In December of 2006, I embarked on my ninth USO Tour to entertain our troops, my eighth to the Middle East since the 9/11 attacks. My father served in Vietnam and my then-boyfriend (and now husband, Chris) is a pilot in the Air Force, so bringing a ‘little piece of home’ to servicemembers stationed far away from their families was both my passion and my privilege,” Tweeden said in a statement (http://www.kabc.com/2017/11/16/leeann-tweeden-on-senator-al-franken/).

“(Franken) put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth,” Tweeden claims. “All I could think about was getting to a bathroom as fast as possible to rinse the taste of him out of my mouth.I felt disgusted and violated.”

In a lengthy statement, Franken admitted to the incident and said he regretted any pain it may have caused.

“The first thing I want to do is apologize: to Leeann, to everyone else who was part of that tour, to everyone who has worked for me, to everyone I represent, and to everyone who counts on me to be an ally and supporter and champion of women,” the junior United States Senator from Minnesota wrote.

“I respect women. I don’t respect men who don’t,” he continued. “And the fact that my own actions have given people a good reason to doubt that makes me feel ashamed.”

The allegations against Franken are just the latest in a series of accusations against high ranking members of the government and entertainment industries.

Over the course of the past month, Alabama Senatorial candidate Roy Moore, actor/director Woody Allen and media mogul Harvey Weinstein have been accused of sexual assault by women who claim they were too intimidated to come forward before.

Meanwhile, lawmakers from both the Republican and Democratic sides have called for an investigation into the allegations against Franken.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called the accusations “troubling” and said
“sexual harassment is never acceptable and must not be tolerated.”

 

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THE LIST GROWS: Gwyenth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie join list of accusers in Harvey Weinstein scandal

LOS ANGELES, CA — As allegations of sexual assault against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein continue to grow, even top celebrities are coming forward with claims of rape and sexual harassment.

Hollywood A-listers Gwyenth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are the latest to claim that Weinstein, a film producer and former film studio executive, sexually harassed and assaulted them.

In an interview with The New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/10/us/gwyneth-paltrow-angelina-jolie-harvey-weinstein.html) Paltrow says Weinstein called her to his suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel shortly after casting her in the lead role for “Emma” and suggested they go to his bedroom for a massage.

“I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” Paltrow said. After refusing his advances, Paltrow claims she told fellow actor Brad Pitt, whom she was dating at the time, what occurred and that Pitt confronted the Hollywood powerhouse.

“I thought he was going to fire me,” she said of Weinstein, who she said later threatened her and told her to keep quiet.

Also speaking to The New York Times, Angelina Jolie said that she, too, has had run-ins with the powerful film producer.

“I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth,” said Jolie, who claims Weinstein made unwanted advances on her in a hotel room. “And as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did.”

“This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable,” the Academy Award-winning actress said.

Three other women went on record with Ronan Farrow of The New Yorker (https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/from-aggressive-overtures-to-sexual-assault-harvey-weinsteins-accusers-tell-their-stories) claiming that Weinstein raped them. Four others accused Weinstein of fondling them and still four more said Weinstein exposed himself in front of them and performed lewd acts in their presence.

In response to being fired from his own company in light of the allegations, Weinstein says he is, in fact, the victim.

In a statement issued to the New Yorker, Weinstein’s rep Sallie Hofmeister said, “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”

“Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual,” the statement goes on. “Mr. Weinstein has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a better path. Mr. Weinstein is hoping that, if he makes enough progress, he will be given a second chance.”

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