The Koch Brothers including billionaire family steward Charles Koch blackmailed their brother Frederick after learning that he might have been homosexual, according to mainstream reporting.
The Kochs, who present themselves as social-justice champions on issues including gay rights, reportedly tried to force their brother out of the company and take over his shares by threatening to inform their father about Frederick’s suspected sexual proclivities. As Big League Politics reported, family patriarch Fred built oil refineries for Hitler and Stalin, met with Adolf Hitler personally, played a key role in the ascension of Hitler’s war machine, and tapped a Nazi pro-Hitler nanny to raise his kids including Charles.
Revelations of homophobic blackmailing could further tarnish the Kochs’ legacy with their socially progressive base. In an extremely friendly interview with NPR Wednesday (against the backdrop of President Donald Trump’s public feud with the globalist duo), a representative of the family’s group Freedom Partners described how Koch Brother David resigned from the company and all political nonprofits, and made it clear that Charles is the one with the political “vision.”
Trouble in family paradise? It would be nothing new.
“It was considered a dark secret that first-born son Frederick might have been gay. At some point, when Frederick was in his 20s, all four of the sons by then had shares in the family company,” said Jane Mayer, New Yorker writer and author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, in a past interview with NPR during a period in which NPR clearly liked the Koch Brothers less.
“And what the three other brothers did was they created a kind of kangaroo court … so that [Frederick] walked into a room, found his three other brothers sitting there in chairs facing him, and they confronted him and conducted an inquisition to see if he was gay. And they then said that if he was, they were going to tell their father unless he handed over his share in the company,” Mayer said.
“It’s been rumored about for years in other write-ups about the Kochs, and there have been various descriptions of people denying it, but I actually got a hold of a sealed deposition in which one of the brothers, Bill Koch, describes the whole thing as it unfolded. The brother who they were accusing — Frederick, who was the eldest — stood up, looked at them, said, “I never want to hear about this again,” and walked out of the room. It didn’t work. But as a ploy, I think it gives you an idea of a family that is not the usual cozy, all-American family,” Mayer said.
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