Imagine Harvey Weinstein, Louis CK, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose or Brett Ratner participating in the Santa Ana/Orange County Women’s March under the #MeToo banner – one of many scheduled all over the country on January 20. Creepy, right?
On Tuesday night, Orange Juice Blog publisher Vern Nelson posted on the Eli Home Facebook page that he was planning on marching in Santa Ana with the #MeToo Marchers. Nelson has been accused by Anaheim mayoral candidate Lorri Galloway of Sexual Assault – a charge he denies, of course. The posted was taken down but several people who follow the Eli Home Facebook page saw it.
Nelson is back from alcohol abuse rehab to declare himself the master of truth and justice even though he’s is going to have to do some ethical gymnastics to plead innocent to felony DUI. This after, according to his co-blogger Greg Diamond, Nelson had already agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor DUI for the same April 2016 incident in Downtown Disney where police found Nelson passed out in the front seat of his car with the keys in the ignition.
Diamond even left a comment on this blog calling his publisher “lecherous, bad at monogamy, and relatively forward in being willing to make advances, which some women found creepy.”
The very idea that Nelson would march with #MeToo supporters while being publicly outed as a lech by his own managing editor ought to turn your stomach. Nelson marching with #MeToo supporters is a slap to women everywhere and he ought to be made as welcome as a bastard at a family reunion. Who is more believable? Galloway or Nelson? I believe her.
Nelson referenced the Galloway story in his “OJ end of the year wrap up” and wrote this:
The mayoral candidate did manage to get a little attention and sympathy with her original charges, but she was never able to counter all the points Vern brought up, and her candidacy is back down in the dumps; and now that her Eli Home has received such a huge donation care of her Democratic opponent’s father, she’ll be leaving the race any day, so Vern’s upcoming Lorri Galloway series will be a little bit less timely and relevant, but it will still be fun and interesting reading. And all true.
Nelson’s problems with accuracy continue despite his rehab.
Wylie Aitken, the father of Galloway’s Democratic Mayoral opponent Ashleigh Aitken, did not make “a huge donation” to the Eli Home – he actually never has. The Eli Home did get a recent contribution from the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association which Mr. Aitken is not on the board of directors and had nothing to do with the OCTLA committee that decided the charity’s worthiness. The OCTLA donation decision happened long before Galloway even announced she was running for office.
Galloway isn’t dropping out of the race and her candidacy isn’t for sale.