Two of the founding members of The Lincoln Undertaking, who’ve since left the group, are talking out in regards to the new revelations surrounding their disgraced former colleague John Weaver.
Bombshell stories revealed Thursday by the Related Press and New York journal allege that the leaders of the anti-Trump PAC had been made conscious in June 2020 of no less than 10 sexual harassment allegations in opposition to Weaver, together with two involving Lincoln Undertaking workers. The stories additionally element the sexually-charged messages Weaver despatched to younger males.
George Conway, who left the group in August 2020, mentioned the New York report was “disturbing and appalling” and provided the Lincoln Undertaking some authorized recommendation.
“The Lincoln Undertaking ought to rent an impartial counsel to research these circumstances completely and supply a full accounting of the information to everybody who labored on the group, in addition to all those that contributed to it,” Conway wrote.
He additionally added that the Lincoln Undertaking ought to adjust to the 4 former workers who say they signed nondisclosure agreements which are stopping them from talking out.
Jennifer Horn, who cited the Weaver allegations when she left the group final week, issued a prolonged assertion that was shared by New York Occasions reporter Danny Hakim.
Horn alleged that when the Occasions ran its bombshell Jan. 31 report on Weaver, “I began getting telephone calls from some victims who shared very disturbing tales about their interactions with [Weaver], interactions that apparently began almost a 12 months in the past and, in line with these younger males, had been communicated to others at The Lincoln Undertaking.” Horn confused that she was by no means made conscious of the allegations.
She later slammed the group over its public assertion in response to the rising scandal, saying she was “yelled at, demeaned and lied to” by considered one of her colleagues when she raised her objections.
“These younger individuals who reached out to me are victims, not tattle-tales,” Horn wrote. “They deserve the respect of being believed and the safety of having the ability to inform their tales with out fear about shedding their jobs or their reputations. Victims deserved to be – and should be – heard.”
The Lincoln Undertaking issued a press release late Thursday in response to latest stories, insisting they had been “crammed with inaccuracies, incorrect info, and reliant completely on nameless sources.”
The group additionally said it has retained a “best-in-class outdoors skilled” to overview Weaver’s tenure and anybody who’s sure by nondisclosure agreements ought to “contact The Lincoln Undertaking for a launch.”
The Lincoln Undertaking didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ requests for remark responding to Conway and Horn’s statements.