Lincoln Project Co-Founder John Weaver Sexually Harassed 14-YEAR-OLD BOY, At Least 20 Other Men
A New York Times report has confirmed what many in conservative circles have thought to be true: Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver is a serial sexual harasser who’s had a penchant for targeting young men.
The Times report, jointly written by Maggie Astor and Danny Hakim, stated that 21 men were interviewed, including one whom Weaver first messaged when he was 14 years old.
The allegations of these men are consistent with what was first reported three weeks ago, namely that Weaver preyed on younger men by sending them sexually-charged messages with varying degrees of explicitness. The Times says that he “sent overt sexual solicitations to at least 10 of the men and, in the most explicit messages, offered professional and personal assistance in exchange for sex.”
One such explicit message told a victim he would “spoil” him when they saw each other. “Help you other times. Give advice, counsel, help with bills. You help me […] sensually,” the message added.
The Times also reported that one of the interviewed men once had a consensual physical encounter with Weaver.
None of the men accused Weaver of anything illegal, but they all felt that since they wanted to work in politics, they “had to engage with his repeated messaging or lose a professional opportunity.”
In addition to his prominent role in the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, Weaver works as a political consultant. He helped out the presidential campaigns of John McCain in 2000 and 2008 and of John Kasich in 2016.
As for the Lincoln Project itself, they have released a statement disavowing Weaver and condemning his predatory actions.
“John Weaver led a secret life that was built on a foundation of deception at every level. He is a predator, a liar, and an abuser. We extend our deepest sympathies to those who were targeted by his deplorable and predatory behavior,” the statement read.
Conservative author and political commentator Ryan Girdusky, however, claims that other members of the Lincoln Project “absolutely knew about his predatory behavior.”
“One young man claimed he reached out to [Lincoln Project’s Mike Madrid and Keith Edwards] about Weaver and they never responded to his accusations. He said he also spoke to [LP Executive Director Sarah Lenti] and admitted to knowing and brushed it off,” Girdusky tweeted.
One young man claimed he reached out to @madrid_mike and @keithedwards about Weaver and they never responded to his accusations. He said he also spoke to @SarahMLenti and admitted to knowing and brushed it off pic.twitter.com/gEGjcBF63h
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 31, 2021
Back on January 14 Big League Politics reported that the Lincoln Project scrubbed every mention of John Weaver from its official website following the first public accusations against him. Then on January 15 we covered Weaver’s simultaneous acknowledgment of the veracity of the accusations and attempt to elicit sympathy by coming out of the closet.
“To the men I made uncomfortable through my messages that I viewed as consensual mutual conversations at the time: I am truly sorry. They were inappropriate and it was because of my failings that this discomfort was brought on you. The truth is that I’m gay. And that I have a wife and two kids who I love. My inability to reconcile those two truths has led to this agonizing place.”
Weaver has not commented publicly since the release of the New York Times report Sunday.