January 20 Santa Ana #MeToo March May Get an Unwanted Guest

OJ Blogger Vern Nelson

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.

  16 comments for “January 20 Santa Ana #MeToo March May Get an Unwanted Guest

  1. chris epting
    January 4, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Good piece. It’s about time this lowlife be held accountable.

  2. 4th District Resident
    January 4, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    More people no one’s ever heard of. Isn’t there something you can find to scribble about people that matter?

    Galloway I have heard of. She faked three addresses in our district to run for County Supervisor in 2010.

    When she came in fourth, there she was, back in Anaheim Hills, ruse over. A fake carpetbagger – even worse than the real kind.

    Not too credible,

    • January 4, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Galloway lived in the 4th district when she ran for supervisor. I was in her house for a housewarming party. It was unpacked and downright homey. You must have confused her with Harry Sidhu. But again, moving a few miles to represent people at the county level that you already did at a city level ain’t big of a deal. Steve Choi carpetbagged. So did Josh Newman. How long must someone live in an area before they can run for office?

      Your recent answers reveal you to be ignorant of OC’s political players. Why don’t you refrain from commenting least people think you’re dumber than you might actually be?

      • 4th District Resident
        January 4, 2018 at 8:39 pm

        “Galloway lived in the 4th district when she ran for supervisor.”

        Hahaha! Which one? The two on Lincoln or the one in Five Points? Poor Taormina kept trying to find a place for her to fake-live that wasn’t a violation of the zoning code.

        If you believed that thrift store furniture and stuffed animals made the place “homey” you are the only one who did! Did you peek in the medicine cabinet? I bet there wasn’t even any toothpaste in it.

        Fake carpetbagger!

      • 4th District Resident
        January 4, 2018 at 8:44 pm

        “So did Josh Newman.”

        Wrong. Newman had lived in Fullerton for several years before he decided to run, unlike say Sukhee Kang who moved to Fullerton in order to run.

        At least Sukhee was a true carpetbagger and not a fake one like Joe Kerr, Sidhu, Ackerman, and Galloway, which requires lying on voter registration forms.

        Of course you are probably willing to state that you know for a fact that Kerr is really and truly living in some dude’s spare room in Brea.

        • January 5, 2018 at 6:26 am

          Newman lived all over the place. What’s the benchmark? Three years?

          • 4th District Resident
            January 5, 2018 at 8:35 am

            Moving (or pretending to move) to run for office makes you a carpetbagger, or worse a fake carpetbagger. It’s sooooooo simple.

            Newman didn’t do that, Kerr is doing it.

            BTW, any truth to the rumor that Sukhee Kang is back in Irvine? Haha.

            • January 5, 2018 at 3:19 pm

              Newman did; he lived in Fullerton for a short time before running

              • 4th District Resident
                January 5, 2018 at 4:50 pm

                No he didn’t. He lived in Fullerton for several years. Bought a house, too, and would still be living there even if he had lost (unlike the biggest loser – Sukhee Kang).

                Get yourself another hobby horse. This one isn’t taking you anywhere.

                • January 5, 2018 at 5:09 pm

                  only like three years. He moved to OC in this decade but only a few years ago. What’s the over/under on carpetbagging and why is that such a bad thing? RFK did that in NYS. He was beloved. Hillary did it; elected twice. Meanwhile Mimi was a state senator in a district she did not live in. So what….

                  If I ran for office in the town I grew up in but haven’t live there for decades, is that carpetbagging? Tom McClintock won a seat in Congress despite living somewhere else. That OK? Find another issue.

                • 4th District Resident
                  January 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm

                  No, I like this issue. And it’s going to stick to Coto Joe Kerr like white on rice.

  3. Fred
    January 4, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Are the rumors true that Donna is finally kicking Vern to the curb after more spousal abuse? We know he gave her that black eye.

    • January 4, 2018 at 3:49 pm

      Unclear; Vern denies giving Donna a black eye in 2014. One of her neighbors on Anna Drive says otherwise. I don’t believe a thing Vern says.

  4. DAVID VASQUEZ
    January 4, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    The California Progressive movement is going the way of SEARS.

    OUT OF BUSINESS/OUT OF TOUCH.

    It’s noteworthy, that Greg Diamond, perhaps the most out of touch political gladfly ignored this during his silly crusade against REAL progressive development.

    Yeah, D!pSh!t, hotels are bad, shopping malls with KMARTS and SEARS ae good……what an apple.

    I notice, Greg still has not spoken out against the rapist, wife beaters, molesters and harassers that he calls his friends.

    The good news is, Sears is likely to have short sleeve plaid shirts for a bargain.

  5. Kathy Findley
    January 5, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    This walk is more important than politics, gentlemen. Vern, do us all a favor and stay home. Please. You once asked me to meet you for dinner to discuss Laura’s Law. I tried to bring it up several times, only to have you talk over me about everything BUT Laura’s Law. It became very clear that you weren’t interested in anything I had to say. I was reduced to “chick” status, and it was by far, the creepiest dinner I have every had. I hope I don’t see you there……

  6. Chuck Pearle
    January 8, 2018 at 9:23 am

    How utterly amazing it was to see Vern sing opera of homelessness, addiction and depression in Santa Ana. Even the normally accepting “art types” were dumbfounded.

    Nevermind he serenades his wife woth ballads about addiction, allthewhile she waits for the other shoe to drop PLUS her own meth-addicted son was killed on a police shootout! Wow. Is all one can say.

    And we thought Diamond was the crazy one!

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