They’ve represented the most left-wing organizations in the United States, like NARAL, MoveOn, and the Center for American Progress (CAP). These organizations have spent the better part of the last few years accusing conservative organizations, politicians, and everyday citizens of perpetrating a “war on women.”
And this week, we discovered the truth about hyper-progressive FitzGibbon Media: while they were busy claiming there was a “war on women” taking place in the United States, they were perpetrating one of their own in their own offices.
HuffPost Politics reports on the embarrassing scandal:
Multiple female employees came forward with accusations of sexual harassment and assault against FitzGibbon, according to employees who spoke with The Huffington Post.
A joint statement from former FitzGibbon media staffers Thursday evening confirmed HuffPost’s report from earlier in the day.
“The team that comprised FitzGibbon Media is incredibly sad and disappointed to confirm that allegations have been made against Trevor FitzGibbon, FitzGibbon Media founder and President, for sexual assault and harassment of multiple female staffers,” the statement said. “Staffers reported over a half dozen incidents of sexual harassment and at least two involving sexual assault committed by Trevor FitzGibbon against his own employees.”
FitzGibbon has faced accusations of inappropriate workplace behavior before. During his prior employment at Fenton Communications, a major PR firm, a female colleague accused him of sexual harassment, Bill Werde, Fenton’s current CEO, confirmed to The Huffington Post on Thursday night.
After moving on to start his own firm, FitzGibbon even went so far as to ask a woman to sleep with him in exchange for a job. Those allegations spurred other female employees to start exchanging notes on his serial sexual harassment.
Liberal clients of the firm are shocked, releasing statements about the accusations.
Conservatives might not be so surprised to learn that a firm that spends its hours and days claiming women are just the sum of the parts might not view women as more than their parts.