In a late-breaking story, Dan Johnson, a member of the Kentucky Home of Representatives, dedicated suicide Wednesday whereas on a bridge in Mt. Washington. Because the native information station “WDRB” reviews, the reason for demise was a self-inflicted gunshot: his physique was discovered shortly after on the financial institution of the Salt River.
Johnson, like a rising variety of superstar-figures within the wake of the Harvey Weinstein Scandal, was accused of sexually molesting an underage woman on New Years Eve, 2012. The alleged sufferer was a 17 yr-previous woman staying in a church the place Johnson was a pastor. In accordance with her declare, he approached her in an inebriated state, and subsequently kissed and fondled her.
Whereas regulation enforcement officers have but to attach the 2 occasions to at least one one other, a Fb submit Johnson posted on the identical day hints this to be the case:
“The accusations from NPR are false GOD and solely GOD is aware of the reality, nothing is the best way they make it out to be. AMERICA won’t survive this sort of decide and jury pretend information . Conservatives take a stand. I LOVE GOD and I LOVE MY WIFE, who’s the most effective WIFE on the earth,My Love Perpetually ! My Mother and Dad my FAMILY and all 5 of my youngsters and 9 grandchildren two in tummies and lots of extra to return every of you or a complete present from GOD keep robust, REBECCA wants YOU . 9/11-2001 NYC/WTC, PTSD 24/7 sixteen years is a illness that may take my life, I can’t deal with it any longer. IT Has Gained This Life . BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME. “PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY, Solely Three issues I ask of you to do,in the event you love me is (1)blame no individual,Devil is the accuser, so blame the Satan himself. (2) Forgive and Love everybody particularly your self .(three)most significantly LOVE GOD. P.S. I LOVE MY FRIENDS YOU ARE FAMILY ! GOD LOVES ALL PEOPLE NO MATTER WHAT !”
Johnson’s assault on NPR refers to the truth that the preliminary supply that broke this story was the Kentucky Middle for Investigative Reporting (KYCIR), part of “89.three WFPL Information” which in flip is a member station of NPR. The piece, written by R.G. Dunlop and Jacob Ryan, was aptly referred to as “The Pope’s Lengthy Con: A Kentucky preacher-turned-politician’s net of lies.”
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