Foley's attorney: he was molested by a priest as a child
(Listening to CNN…)
Give me a f*cking break. OK. That explains it all away…the alleged problem with booze, now childhood molestation. His lawyer said it happened when Foley was between 13-15.
I wouldn’t be surprised that molestation is why he turned into a sexual predator, but to hold a press conference to announce this is complete BS. What purpose does it serve? Does it mitigate what he did to these pages? What good god, is the point?
I guess the next announcement will be that the pages seduced him online.
The attorney also claims that Foley never had any physical contact with a minor. Time will tell if someone emerges to blow that out of the water. Some of those IMs ABC has, suggest that he had a rendezvous with at least one.
In the WaPo, it looks like that claim won’t save him from prosecution…
While Foley’s attorney said the congressman never had “inappropriate sexual contact with a minor,” that may not matter, said Kendall Coffey, a former U.S. attorney in Florida.
He said Foley could face criminal charges under state or federal laws for “grooming” minors for sexual contact.
Another statement — the attorney confirmed Foley is gay. Whoop-de-doo. That’s a bombshell?
Besides, since the age of consent in DC is 16, the attorney’s statement only applies to children ages 15 and under. Pages are 16, so Foley’s back to square one in terms of sleaze factor if his shill is going to split hairs about this.