Ohio Supreme Court Justice Defends Controversial Facebook Post As "Appropriate"

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Defends Controversial Facebook Post As

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Defends Controversial Facebook Post As "Appropriate"

O'Neill wrote in the post that his intent is to draw attention to the feeding frenzy surrounding the indiscretions of some political leaders, and he writes that he's saving his opponents some research time.

"Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I believe it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males", Bill O'Neill, a justice for the Ohio Supreme Court and past nominee for Ohio's 14th congressional district in 2008 and 2010, said in a Facebook post.

While O'Neill corrected the post to remove the mention of Taft, his original post was preserved for all eternity by a screenshot.

A Facebook post from the only Democratic justice on the Ohio Supreme Court is raising eyebrows today.

In his original announcement, the Supreme Court justice almost identified the very women he was referring to, and one wrong word suggested that he had actually slept with a US senator! Namely, Justice Bill O'Neill defended Al Franken and Roy Moore, all while publicly claiming he'd had sexual relationships throughout his lifetime with "approximately 50 very attractive females". One woman was "a gorgeous blonde" with whom he made love in the hayloft of her parents' barn, and another was a "drop dead gorgeous red head", he said.

"No words can convey my shock", O'Connor wrote. Questions about judicial ethics and the ability to remain impartial while campaigning were raised by fellow politicians and editorial boards across the state.


But the post that garnered national attention is just the latest chapter in a story over whether O'Neill should stay on the bench while he campaigns for the Democratic nomination for OH governor. "This gross disrespect for women shakes the public's confidence in the integrity of the judiciary", it concluded.

He also said his media representative resigned.

According to OH media, Judge O'Neill must retire from the bench when his current term ends in 2019 due to age restrictions.

O'Neill's post proceeded to go viral on Friday afternoon, with sites like Barstool Sports and Deadspin.com running stories on the Democratic candidate.

In a Facebook post Friday, O'Neill appeared to weigh in on widespread sexual harassment allegations coming to light, particularly those leveled against Minnesota Sen. "I think that's very, very clear".

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