DOES IAN OWENS GET A SET OF KEYS TOO?

Last week, West Hollywood, California’s Mayor John Duran made an absolute horse’s ass of himself by giving “the keys to the city” to aged-out porn actress “stormy daniels” (Stephanie Clifford, actually).  The idea, presumably, was to needle, and maybe get some kind of reaction from, President Trump.

Well, Trump ignored it.

However…

…now it has come out that, in 2016, one of Mayor Duran’s former male aides, Ian Owens, received a $500,000 settlement after accusing Duran of “sexual harassment”.

What kind of sexual harassment would that be?  We don’t know the specific details, but we do know it was worth $500,000 – almost four times what “stormy daniels” got from Trump – to make it go away, with Duran allowed to say that, yes, he was intimate with Owens, but he admitted to no wrongdoing.

Do we need Duran’s admission to assume the charges were real?  Only if we believe West Hollywood just sort of enjoys paying $500,000 for its Mayor to have consensual sex.

You can read all about Mayor Duran’s, er, situation, in Hailey Branson-Potts’ article of February 16, 2016.

Meanwhile, here’s an interesting little excerpt for you:

In the lawsuit, Owens said Duran made sexual advances or sexually suggestive comments toward him “well over 100 times.”

Duran has repeatedly denied the allegations, saying Owens did not accuse him of harassment until he was accused of wrongdoing himself.

Duran has acknowledged that he and Owens were intimate and that they met through Grindr. He said they became friends and that he hired Owens because his degree in finance and experience in hotel development and real estate made him well-qualified for the job.

So tell us, Mr. Mayor:  is Ian Owens getting the keys to the city also?  Or maybe you’d just like to give him the keys to your residen….oh, wait, that didn’t work out so well the first time, did it?

Don’t you love when stuff like this happens?

It’s the political equivalent of when you see a driver do something really stupid, and there’s an unmarked police car right there who pulls Mr. or Ms. Stupid over.

Puts a big smile on your face, doesn’t it?

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