Bill O'Neill says he'll likely drop out of OH gubernatorial race

Pauline Gross
November 18, 2017

O'Neill, who is also running as a Democratic candidate for governor, has been a member of the Ohio Supreme Court since 2013.

O'Neill then appeared to list some women with whom he had sexual encounters. Namely, Justice Bill O'Neill defended Al Franken and Roy Moore, all while publicly claiming he'd had sexual relationships throughout his lifetime with "approximately 50 very attractive females".

Only a day earlier, Sutton unveiled a plan to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault in state government, where two state lawmakers have resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations in about a month's time. And as a women I'm outraged that he would equate sexual assault with indiscretion. "As a candidate for governor let me save my opponents some research".

In his first interview since the post, O'Neill told FOX 8 he understood his comments caused a firestorm.

In contrast, the OH supreme court's chief justice condemned her colleague for expressing "gross disrespect for women", and his opponents have called for his resignation. One woman was "a gorgeous blonde" with whom he made love in the hayloft of her parents' barn, and another was a "drop dead gorgeous red head", he said.

"Roy Moore apparently seems to be a challenged individual when it comes to morality", O'Neill said.

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"The biggest takeaway for me is that there is something very uncomfortable seeming about a judge who is simultaneously sitting as judge and running for elected office", Geyh said. He's been convicted of nothing and he he's never had the opportunity to defend himself and that violates due process in America.

Ohio Democratic Party chairman David Pepper said O'Neill's Facebook post was "terrible", especially given its timing. Joe Schiavoni - called for O'Neill to resign, saying he was trivializing the issue. His campaign spokesman, Chris Clevenger, condemned O'Neill's comments, calling them "both disturbing and misguided", and said he was quitting the campaign. "As a victim of sexual assault, I can not in good faith remain a part of #TeamONeill".

"Sexual harassment and assault is no laughing matter. I AM an OH voter and you will never be governor".

"No words can convey my shock".

O'Neill's Facebook post sparked some confusion among his social media followers, many them admitting they initially thought the Supreme Court justice had been hacked. "This gross disrespect for women shakes the public's confidence in the integrity of the judiciary", it concluded.

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