A Democrat Congressman who has been buried in sexual harassment claims by ten women now claims that he is being “blackmailed and “coerced” and says that he is fearful for his life as his “rights have been violated.”
According to a report from the Denver Post, Rep. Faith Winter turned away the sexual advances of Rep. Steve Lebsock (D-Colorado) while at a party in 2016. After he was turned away Lebsock became sexually aggressive.
Per Daily Wire:
“He used explicit and suggestive language about how happy we could make each other and didn’t we deserve to be happy — it was in the end of session,” Winter said as she recounted the incident with Lebsock. “(He began) describing different sexual acts that we could do, and I turned him down. And the more I turned him down, the more aggressive and angry he got. He was standing over me. He was saying things like, ‘Why can’t you just leave? This is good for both of us, I know you can make me feel happy.’”
Shortly after Winter went public with the allegations on Friday two more women came forward within a matter of hours and made similar accusations.
Lebsock, who denied engaging in any kind of sexual crimes, said on Tuesday that he believes he is a victim of someone harassing him through text messages and phone calls.
“This story is not just a story of false allegations of sexual harassment,” Lebsock said. “I have been blackmailed and coerced and my rights have been violated.”
Democrat Congressman Steve Lebsock
My exchange with Rep. Lebsock as he left the Capitol today. He says he is being harassed after being accused of sexual harassment pic.twitter.com/bvZ5TwaV5L
— Joe St. George (@JoeStGeorge) November 14, 2017
According to reports, Winter let Democratic leaders know about the incident in 2016, but no action was taken.