Christine O’Donnell on Gawker: ‘[Sex Story] Is Public Sexual Harassment’

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Yesterday, Gawker ran a story in which some guy detailed his mediocre hookup with Christine O'Donnell on Halloween three years ago. O'Donnell's camp responded tonight, claiming the piece — which actually offers specifics about O'Donnell's pubic hair — is sexual harassment. On O'Donnell's Facebook, the memo reads:


"This story is just another example of the sexism and slander that female candidates are forced to deal with. From Secretary Clinton, to Governor Palin, to soon-to-be Governor Haley, Christine's political opponents have been willing to engage in appalling and baseless attacks — all with the aim of distracting the press from covering the real issues in this race. Even the National Organization for Women gets it, but Christine's opponent disturbingly does not. As Chris Coons said on September 16th he would not condone personal attacks against Christine. Classless Coons goons have proven yet again to have no sense of common decency or common sense with their desperate attacks to get another rubber stamp for the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda. Such attacks are truly shameful, but they will not distract us from making our case to Delaware voters — and keeping the focus on Chris Coons' record of higher taxes, increased spending, and as he has done again here, breaking his promises to the voters.

The National Organization for Women (NOW) on Thursday condemned the tabloid website Gawker for publishing an anonymous account: NOW issued a statement late Thursday stating that "sexist, misogynist attacks against women have no place in the electoral process, regardless of a particular candidate's political ideology."

"NOW repudiates Gawker's decision to run this piece. It operates as public sexual harassment. And like all sexual harassment, it targets not only O'Donnell, but all women contemplating stepping into the public sphere," said NOW president Terry O'Neill.

Also, that guy's a total douche.

O'Donnell Campaign Statement on the Universal Condemnation of the Gawker Story [Facebook via Gawker]