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6/9/2015

Hillary Clinton’s Women’s Empowerment Project Accepted Millions In Donations From Powerful Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Women

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:30 am



[guest post by Dana]

The Clinton Foundation is back in the news. Once again, and to nobody’s surprise, it’s nothing good:

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s “No Ceilings” women’s empowerment project at the Clinton Foundation accepted a $5 million commitment last December from a Swiss billionaire even as his lawyers were fighting in federal court to hide his darkest secret — a long record of sexually abusing women.

Ironically, the “No Ceilings” women’s empowerment project was established because “even today, persistent stereotypes and barriers keep women from equal access, representation, and compensation in our communities and around the world.”

Hansjorg Wyss, whose net worth is estimated at 6.1 billion dollars and longtime Democratic supporter and patron of liberal groups, was accused of “brutally” and sexually abusing his employee, Jacqueline Long. At issue in federal court was her 1.5 million dollar settlement of the suit brought against him.

Upon discovering Wyss’s donation to the Clinton Foundation, Long attempted to warn them, but to no avail:

Long sent the Clinton Foundation a letter and supporting documents last December to warn the former secretary of state and first lady about Wyss. The envelope, which had been opened, was returned to Long. Written in bold on the outside were the words, “Will Not Accept.”

According to the report:

Long filed a police report with the Morris Township Police Department on April 3, 2011, following an especially brutal sexual assault by Wyss at the Governor Morris Hotel when she tried to break off the relationship.

“He sexually assaulted me – me screaming no (to) stop it,” she wrote in her own hand writing in a statement to police that was obtained by TheDCNF.

She charged that he “almost suffocated me by putting his fist in my mouth. I struggled and pushed. I thought for sure he was going to kill me,” she wrote to police. She also charged he roughly penetrated her with a vibrator.

Long filed a 2012 EEOC complaint against Wyss, charging she “has been the victim of sexual harassment, a sexually hostile work environment, quid pro quo discrimination and sexual discrimination,” according to a copy of the complaint obtained by TheDCNF.

Further, Wyss faced another complaint back in 2000:

Diane E. Bailey, another former Wyss employee, filed a federal lawsuit against Wyss in 2000, charging that he created a hostile work environment for women at Synthes, then a U.S. subsidiary of a Swiss medical devices corporation.

Bailey described an incident in which Wyss showed Synthes’ employees a slide show from a vacation and repeatedly pointed out pictures of male sex organs that were included.

Although Bailey lost her case claiming employment discrimination, the judge noted that the sexually offensive incidents she cited were “undisputed by the defendants.” The defendants included Wyss personally, his company and his foundations

Note: Wyss was the CEO of the firm as well as its major stockholder.

The Clinton Foundation has declined to respond to inquiries about the foundation’s failure to vet big donors, and about accepting the sizable gift from Wyss.

Clearly, as long as the check clears, Hillary doesn’t care where foundation money comes from or who is behind the donations. Because empowerment.

–Dana

17 Responses to “Hillary Clinton’s Women’s Empowerment Project Accepted Millions In Donations From Powerful Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing Women”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (86e864)

  2. When I read the title, I just figured Bill was donating to his wife’s foundation.

    Edoc118 (ffe670)

  3. And yet the NYT worries about Rubio’s tickets, his wife’s tickets and now I read they are all a fluster over his “personal finances”. They seem to believe if he can’t handle his finances how could he handle the nation’s. I guess they are unaware Congress handles the nation’s finances. They must also be unaware that I can’t think of anybody who could handle our nation’s finances more poorly than the current administration and their lackeys.

    Hoagie (f4eb27)

  4. I can’t tell you how inspired I have been by Jacqueline and all of her sisters in arms who have made their voices heard and given voice to thousands of other survivors all around the country. This is their movement, and it’s my hope that by inviting Jacqueline to the State of the Union, we can further amplify her voice as we work to reform the system that all too often sweeps sexual assaults under the rug. – Kirsten Gillibrand

    god bless you senator

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  5. This is their movement, and it’s my hope that by inviting Jacqueline to the State of the Union, we can further amplify her voice as we work to reform the system that all too often sweeps sexual assaults under the rug. – Kirsten Gillibrand

    What do you think happyfeet? Are Jacqueline and Kirsten Gillibrand both living under Sharia?

    Hoagie (f4eb27)

  6. Around here we have a-holes who have been proven not to have been assaulted walking around with mattresses. They must live in Iraq. Or Detroit.

    Hoagie (f4eb27)

  7. What difference, at this point, does it make?

    Hillary is inevitable because she has a vagina. :)

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  8. Hillary is inevitable be ause she has the nerve of a Maylay headhunter.

    Christ, but I hope the Democrats ashcan her. Don’t think they will, though.

    C. S. P. Schofield (a196fd)

  9. Is this surprising? Her husband was traveling abroad with a sex criminal, yet Rubio’s wife’s traffic tickets were a more important story. You can actually abuse women so long as you donate to leftists.

    JD (a96595)

  10. 9.Is this surprising? Her husband was traveling abroad with a sex criminal,

    The sex criminal was also traveling abroad with a sex criminal, JD.

    Hoagie (f4eb27)

  11. Who cares – he’s a liberal supporter. ‘nuf said. Move on.

    in_awe (7c859a)

  12. Hillary’s campaign is interesting to watch unfold: while she plans to stuff the ballot box to win, her campaign staff is attempting to set an example of being thrifty and watchful over their war chest since she is, after all, champion of the everyday person. Of course, who knows what her contributions are thus far. Last week she was unable to scramble up 125 wealthy donors to her dinner (remember she had to stoop low and let males come to her rescue…). Last night she headed to Washington D.C. for some “le$bian love” fundraising:

    A Clinton aide confirmed to the Blade that tickets cost $2,700 and the hosts raised $27,000; about 120 guests attended. The ticket included a photo opportunity with Clinton, according to one attendee.

    Dana (86e864)

  13. A Clinton aide confirmed to the Blade that tickets cost $2,700 and the hosts raised $27,000; about 120 guests attended. The ticket included a photo opportunity with Clinton, according to one attendee.

    Don’t quite get that: $2700 x 120 is $324,000. First of all, are there that many $2700 power lesbians in Washington? Or is this one of those events where so few people had RSVP’d that the organizers ended up letting in folks who chipped in a couple hundred bucks?

    JVW (8278a3)

  14. On the subject of accepting money hypocritically:

    Mother Teresa accepted money from the Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier who crushed the poor and decimated his country.

    Gil (febf10)

  15. michelle obama accepted money from her food stamp whore husband who crushed the poor and decimated his country

    happyfeet (831175)

  16. Marc Rich? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Rich#U.S._indictment_and_controversial_pardon

    On January 20, 2001, hours before leaving office, U.S. President Bill Clinton granted Rich a highly controversial presidential pardon. Several of Clinton’s strongest supporters distanced themselves from the decision.[24] Former President Jimmy Carter, a fellow Democrat, said, “I don’t think there is any doubt that some of the factors in his pardon were attributable to his large gifts. In my opinion, that was disgraceful.”[25] Clinton himself later expressed regret for issuing the pardon, saying that “it wasn’t worth the damage to my reputation.”[11]

    Clinton’s critics alleged that Rich’s pardon had been bought, as Denise Rich had given more than $1 million[26] to Clinton’s political party (the Democratic Party), including more than $100,000 to the Senate campaign of the president’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and $450,000 to the Clinton Library foundation during Clinton’s time in office.[22] Clinton explained his decision by noting that similar cases were settled in civil, not criminal court.

    But read the whole link.

    nk (dbc370)

  17. well this money was to be accepted in order to run women’s empowerment project and benefit other victims. so i see that as no bad idea was it supposed to be refused? maybe he was paying for the sins he committed cos in life we all pay for the sins we have done.

    Abel (fb9fb5)


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