Loudmouth Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee has found herself in some hot water. Democrat women fancy themselves as pioneers of the #MeToo movement. But did the #MeToo movement take a backseat for Democrat Congresswoman Shiela Jackson Lee when it came to a rape claim by a 19-yr-old intern against the supervisor of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation?
Jackson Lee is resigning as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and as chair of a congressional subcommittee amid allegations she retaliated against a former staffer who claimed she was raped by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation supervisor, Damien Jones.
According to the Daily Caller – Both BuzzFeed and The New York Times report Jackson Lee will leave as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, a non-profit group closely aligned with the Congressional Black Caucus.
She will also leave her position temporarily as chair of a House Judiciary subcommittee.
The Democrat came under pressure last week to resign her posts after she was accused in a Jan. 11 lawsuit of retaliating against a former staffer who claimed she was sexually assaulted by Damien Jones, a former intern supervisor at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
According to the Washington Free Beacon – Damien Jones, who recently served as Beto O’Rourke’s regional political director during his unsuccessful senate bid, is named in a new lawsuit suit against Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D., Texas) and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation for their handling of a rape allegation against him.
A former CBCF intern alleges in the lawsuit that she was raped by Jones, who at the time was 30 years old and the CBCF’s intern coordinator, in October 2015 when she was 19 years old, according to BuzzFeed. The intern alleging Jones raped her is identified in court papers by the pseudonym Jane Doe.
According to the complaint, on Oct. 24, 2015, Jones invited Jane Doe to dinner, where she says he ordered a large quantity of drinks. She alleged that he then took her back to his home, poured more drinks, and that her memory became foggy about the rest of the night. She said she sent a series of text messages to a friend that night including, “Help,” “I’m want t[sic] to go home,” and “I’m ready to cry,” and told the friend she was with the intern coordinator but did not know where she was.
The woman said she remembered Jones engaging in sexual activity with her, including forcing her to perform oral sex. In the complaint she said she did not consent to any sexual activity. The next morning, she said she woke up naked in Jones’ bed “with his arms and legs around her,” and left. She said she experienced pain in her vagina and elsewhere on her body.
Jane Doe said later that day she texted Jones to ask what happened, and he replied, “Nothing. You threw up everywhere. That’s it.” When she asked why she was naked, he told her to call him. Jane Doe says that he told her that he took off her clothes and put her in the shower, and he denied they had sex.
The woman began working in November 2017 as a staffer for Jackson Lee. According to her lawsuit, she asked Jackson Lee’s chief of staff in March 2018 to meet with the lawmaker to discuss her alleged rape. The meeting never occurred, and the woman was fired soon after from Jackson Lee’s office.
According to Black conservative Wayne Dupree, Jackson Lee is listed as meanest Congress member to employees and those that served her for almost a decade now. She has an image to protect, and it’s not easy to continuously hold the heavyweight title with the likes of Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi climbing up the ranks.
A very informed friend of mine claimed she was banned from Continental Airlines because she always arrives late and expects the planes to be held for her. She took a framed proclamation (poster size) to Michael Jackson’s funeral and spoke, of course. She was late to the Wreaths Across America event on year in Houston, and they refused to let her speak.