Right-wing agitators fake sexual assault accusations against Pete Buttigieg


A post published on the website Medium accusing Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg of sexual assault was fabricated as part of anti-agitation against the candidate held by the right-wing campaigners. Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman and provocateur Jacob Wohl had been looking for young men willing to accuse Pete Buttigieg of sexually assaulting them to make his ratings drop. Buttigieg, an openly gay veteran who serves as the mayor of South Bend in Indiana, was given little chances to win the Democratic nomination when he first announced the creation of an exploratory committee in January, but now the polls state him as number three in Democratic primaries. The Medium account that posted the false accusation bore the name of Hunter Kelly, a 21-year-old gay Republican college student who told The Advocate he was flown to Washington, DC, by Burkman and Wohl. Kelly gave statements to both The Daily Beast and The Advocate denying he had any role in concocting the false allegations against Buttigieg, and later published a statement via his Facebook account to clarify that they gained access to his accounts without his permission.


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