You boink, you abuse, you pay. A case study in family values.
Rep. Don Sherwood reached a settlement Tuesday with a former mistress who accused him of abuse in a $5.5 million lawsuit, according to his lawyer.
Terms of the settlement between Sherwood, R-Pa., and Cynthia Ore, with whom he acknowledged a five-year affair, will remain confidential, said Paul Clark, a spokesman for Sherwood’s attorney, Bobby Burchfield.
“Attorneys for Cynthia Ore and Congressman Don Sherwood announced today that their clients have resolved their differences, and the lawsuit will be dismissed,” Clark said, reading from a statement.
…Sherwood, a fourth-term congressman, is married with three daughters. He issued a statement this summer apologizing for the affair but denying he physically hurt Ore. He also said she never lived with him, which she had claimed in her lawsuit.
This violent, hypocrotical bastard has an 84% Christian Coalition rating, a 100% rating from Concerned Women for America, and considers himself a strong “defender of marriage” by voting for the Defense of Marriage Act, and a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. What a real piece of work. Here’s why he had to pay up. From our Conservative Values Monitor:
Police called to his Washington apartment by Cynthia Ore, 29, to whom Sherwood was giving a back rub, when he began choking her for no apparent reason. Ore backed off the claim, but one may still wonder what a 64 year old married Congressman was doing alone in his apartment giving a back rub to his 29 year old friend. In a telephone interview, Ore said she met Sherwood at a Young Republicans meeting in 1999 and that they had a relationship that lasted over the years. “For me to start to go back to that day is very painful to deal with all the suffering I went through,” Ore said. “I loved him. He always told me he loved me and I believed him.”
Hat tip, BlogActive.