With 24 hours after the tragic shooting in Colorado Springs last month, NARAL was planning a press conference to denounce the “hate speech” that they believe leads to violence against a Planned Parenthood clinic. One spinmeister behind NARAL is none other than Trevor FitzGibbon, the head of FitzGibbon Media. Today, he shuttered his doors due to allegations of (wait for it) sexual harassment and sexual assault against women in his office. Here is a report of the allegations:
“The allegations come from women who are not just millennials, but whose ages span decades.
“Later Thursday night, a FitzGibbon staffer forwarded an earlier version of this HuffPost story to a client to inform her of the developments. The client responded by telling the staffer that the same thing had happened to her, that she’d been coaxed to a hotel room and groped by FitzGibbon.
‘I just thought he was in a needy moment,’ the client told HuffPost, confirming the account. ‘I got a phone call, I was literally on the phone, he came over and stuck his hand right down and grabbed my breast. I was on the phone, it was a business thing so I couldn’t say some obscenity. I said, ‘What are you doing?”
“A second client reached out Friday morning to recount a similar experience of assault by FitzGibbon.”
First and foremost, our thoughts go out to the women he abused. Nobody should have to put up with such a work environment. But, honestly, the schadenfreude here is just overwhelming. In addition to NARAL, here are just a few of FitzGibbon’s many progressive clients with a footprint in Colorado politics:
- ACLU (which had its own harassment problems earlier this month)
- American Bridge
- American Federation of Teachers
- Center for American Progress
- Environmental Defense Fund
- Stop the Frack Attack
- Rock the Vote
- Planned Parenthood
If, as FitzGibbon and his hoarde claim, hate speech caused the violence against the Planned Parenthood, which hate speech caused FitzGibbon to commit assault against his own employees? The answer is none. The truth is that he’s just a terrible human being.