As Hollywood actresses fall all over themselves to conjure up stories of sexual harassment so that they can join the #MeToo movement, Senator Elizabeth Warren is now out with her own tale of sexual harassment. But, like so many of her other tales, her story seems to fall apart upon closer examination.
We all know that the erstwhile “Indian” Sen. from Massachusetts has for decades been selling the fiction that she has American Indian heritage in her family line (even the left-wing Atlantic shot that absurd claim down), but now she seems to be selling an equally dodgy story that she was sexually assaulted way back when she was a “baby law professor” (her words).
Warren, whose Indian name should be “Bellows Like Wind,” told her #MeToo tale on Meet The Press last weekend, according to Conservative Tribune.
She said she was sexually harassed when she was a young law professor at the University of Houston.
“Yes, I have a ‘me, too’ story too. I was a baby law professor and so excited to have my first real teaching job. And there was this senior faculty member who, you know, would tell dirty jokes and make comments about my appearance. And one day he asked me if I would stop by his office, which I didn’t think much about. And I did. And he slammed the door and lunged for me. It was like a bad cartoon. He’s chasing me around the desk, trying to get his hands on me,” she said.
Warren continued with the sordid tale adding, “And I kept saying, ‘You don’t want to do this. You don’t want to do this. I have little children at home. Please don’t do this.’ And trying to talk calmly. And at the same time, what was flickering through my brain is, ‘If he gets hold of me, I’m going to punch him right in the face.’ After several rounds, I jumped for the door and got out. And I went back to my office and I just sat and shook. And thought, ‘What had I done to bring this on?’ And I told my best friend about it. Never said a word to anyone else. But for a long time, I wore a lot of brown.”
Then she homed in on her central argument… inclusion saying, “What it means now that so many people have spoken out, is it’s a way to say, ‘We’re here for each other.’ And it’s also a way to say, ‘No. It’s not about what you did. He’s the one who stepped out of line. And this is on him.’”
After she delivered her fevered entry in #MeTooism, the Boston Globe went looking to see if this was a totally new tale or if Warren delivered it to audiences in the past.
It turns out she has told the story before. But in the past, it was characterized as a far less sinister and more lighthearted affair.
While some of the details are similar — especially the “chased around the desk” part — the <iGlobe found that Warren’s past version of the story did not have the same level of disgust and exasperation associated with it.
But there is a key element that tends to make her #MeToo seem to be a lie.
Note that she claimed this professor chased her around a desk. Well, it turns out that the man to whom she was referring had polio and couldn’t run around a desk if he was on fire.