The Anti-Trump Lincoln Project has issued a statement after co-founder John John Weaver has been accused of sending sexual messages to several young men.
Weaver allegedly offered career advice in exchange for sexual favors.
Weaver, according to the NY Times told a young man he would “spoil you when we see each other” and “help you other times. Give advice, counsel, help with bills. You help me … sensually.”
The Lincoln Project today released the following statement. pic.twitter.com/k9QkUsiFO5
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 31, 2021
In response to the outrage, the Lincoln project has issued the following statement.
However, not everyone was impressed.
Y’all are some sick people.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) January 31, 2021
When did you first learn about these allegations? I leaned about them over a year ago. It was an open secret.
How much was Weaver paid?
Was Weaver given an operating budget? Where did the money go?
— Cerno (@Cernovich) January 31, 2021
Ryan Girdusky wrote “This statement by the @ProjectLincoln is an absolute lie. Members did know. Young men approached them about the accusations. Members knew I was writing the story and warned John Weaver”
This statement by the @ProjectLincoln is an absolute lie.
Members did know. Young men approached them about the accusations. Members knew I was writing the story and warned John Weaver pic.twitter.com/BZms5iLgpL
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 31, 2021
Earlier this month Weaver admitted sending “inappropriate” messages to men.
Weaver told Axios “to the men I made uncomfortable through my messages that I viewed as consensual mutual conversations at the time: I am truly sorry. They were inappropriate and it was because of my failings that this discomfort was brought on you.”
He added “the truth is that I’m gay and that I have a wife and two kids who I love. My inability to reconcile those two truths has led to this agonizing place.”
Per Axios “during the past week, several men have alleged on social media that Weaver sent them unsolicited and sexually suggestive messages, sometimes coupled with offers of employment or political advancement.”
New: Lincoln Project cofounder John Weaver acknowledges sending sexually charged messages to multiple men in a statement to Axios.
"I am truly sorry. They were inappropriate and it was because of my failings that this discomfort was brought on you."https://t.co/c3qkQJAY1I
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) January 15, 2021