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Progressives have a women problem.
On Thursday, KABC anchor Leeann Tweeden reported that Sen. Al Franken sexually assaulted her during a USO tour in 2006, adding the former comedian's name to a growing list of left-wing activists who stand accused of sexually abusing women.
The list, which we've compiled below, includes politicians, media titans, Hollywood producers, directors, and actors, as well as other prominent progressives.
Progressives, of course, market themselves as being on the front-lines of the women's rights movement; indeed, the feminist political movement is encompassed within the larger progressive political ideology. Which makes these alleged abusers not only guilty of violating women, but also of hypocrisy.
Of course, conservatives have also been accused of sexual misconduct -- specifically, Judge Roy Moore, who is currently running to fill the Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions became attorney general. But as the list below makes clear, almost all of the bold-faced names that have surfaced over the last few months fall on the left side of the political spectrum.
|1||Harvey Weinstein||Hollywood Producer||Rape, sexual assault, harassment||Democratic mega donor, activist|
|2||Louis C.K.||Comedian||Sexual misconduct||Democratic activist|
|3||Brett Ratner||Hollywood Director||Rape, sexual assault, harassment||Democratic donor|
|4||Andrew Kreisburg||Hollywood producer||Sexual harassment||Democratic donor|
|5||Steve Jurvetson||Co-founder of a venture capital firm, SpaceX board member||Sexual misconduct||Democratic donor|
|6||Andy Dick||Comedian, actor||Groping, sexual harassment||Democratic donor|
|7||Hamilton Fish||Publisher of the New Republic||Sexual harassment||Progressive publisher|
|8||Al Franken||Former comedian, current Democratic senator||Sexual misconduct, groping||Democratic senator|
|9||Kevin Spacey||Actor||Sexual assault||Democratic mega-donor, activist|
|10||Rick Najera||Director of CBS's "Diversity Showcase"||Sexual harassment||Democratic donor|
|11||Knight Landesman||Publisher of Artforum||Groping, sexual harassment||Democratic donor|
|12||Leon Wieseltier||Editor at The New Republic||Sexual harassment|| |
|13||John Besh||Chief executive or Besh Restaurant Group||Sexual harassment||Democratic donor|
|14||Lockhart Steele||Vox Media editorial director||Sexual harassment, misconduct||Democratic writer, donor|
|15||Anthony Weiner||Former congressman||Sexting underage girls||Democratic politician|
|16||Bill Clinton||Former president of the United States||Rape, sexual misconduct||Democratic politician|
|17||Eric Massa||Former state representative in New York||Sexual misconduct||Democratic politician|
|18||David Wu||Former congressman||Sexual harassment||Democratic politician|
|19||Eliot Spitzer||Former governor||Patronizing prostitutes||Democratic politician, commentator|
|20||John Edwards||Vice presidential candidate||Encouraging his mistress to abort their love child to avoid a larger scandal||Democratic politician|
|21||Neil Goldschmidt||Former governor||Sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl||Democratic politician|
|22||Paul E. Patton||Former governor||After his mistress broke off an affair, Kentucky filed numerous violations against her business||Democratic politician|
|23||Mel Reynolds||Former congressman||Raped a 16-year-old girl||Democratic politician|
|24||Brock Adams||Former congressman||Sexual harassment, abuse, rape||Democratic politician|
|25||Robert Menendez||Senator||Sex with underage prostitute(s)||Democratic politician|
|26||Al Gore||Former presidential candidate, vice president||Sexual assault||Democratic politician|
|27||John Conyers||Congressman||Fired staffer after she wouldn't sleep with him||Democratic politician|
|28||Charlie Rose||TV host||Groping, sexual harassment||Acknowledged liberal|
|29||Glenn Thrush||Reporter||Groping, sexual harassment||Reportedly liberal|
|30||Bob Filner||Former mayor||Groping, sexual harassment||Democratic politician|
|31||Raul Bocanegra||State representative||Sexual harassment||Democratic politician|
|32||Harold Ford Jr.||Former congressman||Sexual harassment||Democratic politician, commentator|
Did we miss anyone? Send us tips at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll continue to update this list.