More activists and public figures are urging investigations into sexual assault allegations as more survivors come forward with their stories of abuse.
Calls for probes into abuse claims have been connected to several men whose elections and confirmations are occurring right alongside the growing MeToo movement. Karen Monahan, an ex-girlfriend of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, alleged in August that the politician physically abused her. She had agreed to meet with the Democratic National Committee — Ellison is the deputy chairman of the organization — and others to tell her story and provide information. Ellison, who vehemently denied the abuse, has now also reportedly agreed to bring in third parties to hear about the allegations.
Ellison, who is the Democratic candidate for Minnesota attorney general, has called on the House Ethics Committee to open an investigation, the Minnesota Star Tribune reported.
“These allegations have lingered in the public sphere, and remain unsubstantiated. I welcome an investigation by the House to allow us to move on,” Ellison said in a statement.
The rep is far from the only man who has been called out for abuse allegations. Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s conservative Supreme Court nominee, may soon become the subject of a serious FBI investigation. Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman who has come forward with allegations against the nominee, has asked for a probe, according to CNN.
Ellison and Kavanaugh will likely become the subjects of investigations after Bill Cosby was sentenced to 3 to 10 years for convicted sexual abuse. Andrea Constand — who testified that Cosby had broken her “spirit” during his sentencing Wednesday — and the women who have revealed their stories against Kavanaugh and Ellison have the strong support of the #MeToo movement. As more investigations are opened, this support is likely to grow stronger.
Twitter Reacts To Bill Cosby Being Sentenced To State Prison
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If you feel sorry for #BillCosby, keep walking past my mentions or expect an auto-block.— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) September 25, 2018
SEVENTY women of all races accused him of rape over 40yrs.
He finally got convicted of ONE.
FEEL SORRY FOR ALL THE WOMEN WHOSE LIVES HE DAMAGED.
Read about THEM herehttps://t.co/CMPbGOxiE7
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All I have to say is the same punishment needs to apply for all. If Bill Cosby is going to prison, so does:— Brandon Fluellen (@BMFluellen1) September 25, 2018
And the countless other sexual deviants too. pic.twitter.com/sk8gClRi9h
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Bill Cosby is no different than the Catholic Church-claiming Moral Authority in Public Space while committing the WORST abuses & betrayals of trust behind Closed Doors. I do not feel sorry for Cos. I feel sorry for THE WOMEN he’s hurt, & EVERYONE he’s betrayed.— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) September 25, 2018
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You’ll support Bill Cosby and R Kelly because you have a misplaced sense of loyalty to men who mean us harm.— machine gun Kele (@kelechnekoff) September 25, 2018
Actual mad ting.
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If somebody had told me 30 years ago that Donald Trump would be president and Bill Cosby would be in prison, I would’ve told them that they had lost their damned mind.— Captain Montego (@M3g4d37h) September 25, 2018
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Bill Cosby is anti-black, practiced respectability politics and a rapist and because you watched The Cosby Show growing up it's sad to see Cosby go like that? Fuck you, stop enabling rape culture and believe survivors.— Black Fat Queer (@FlamingFatQueer) September 25, 2018
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Anyone feeling sorry for Bill Cosby right now, has rapey tendencies.— machine gun Kele (@kelechnekoff) September 25, 2018
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America has always had an agenda to disgrace and discredit the black man #BillCosby— ♈️AriesQueen♈️ (@NiqsQueenDom) September 26, 2018
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I’ll never get how one can come from a marginalized people yet marginalize people. For all the joy he brought to folks it was ultimately incommensurate with the wickedness he wrought. Bill Cosby brought this on himself and, sadly in 3-10 years his victims pain will still be there— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) September 25, 2018
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Bill Cosby admitted to drugging women before having sex with (raping) them and y’all continue to reach from here to Pluto to defend him bc it’s a “conspiracy to keep down the Black man” stop it.— Artemis meet Hestia with a dash of Athena (@lachellerising) September 25, 2018
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Please tweet your opinions on Bill Cosby so I’ll know who to unfollow because they support rapists.— meg griffin. (@_princessLan) September 25, 2018
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I’m happy Bill Cosby is behind bars but y’all gotta put the Harvey’s behind bars too. Like where tf are their ppl’s Justice?! Only the black guy right smfh— KatherineParadise (@KatParadise77) September 26, 2018
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Y'all do know it took thirteen years to get to this point with Bill Cosby? Folks act like he got arrested on Monday and sentenced on Wednesday. This was a very long time coming.— Ruby's Granddaughter (@lizzyemcee) September 25, 2018
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It’s really sad and concerning seeing some of the black community defending Bill Cosby, it makes you think they have something to hide to? Like I’m seeing man black man even just jump to call this racism. #WTF— D'Artagnan J. Young 🦉 / TheRealDexy86 (@Dartagnan1986) September 26, 2018
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THANK YOU! 😂. This tweet sums up my feelings towards Bill Cosby 💯 As much as he wanted to “better” the black community, he also (unknowingly) aided the system in the negative perception of black youth/hip hop in the US. Too many racists repeating his words back to black people. https://t.co/T1LZuLZhNh— Black Wolverine (@TheKolaNut) September 26, 2018
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