RCC: Act II wrote: ↑Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:30 pmI can tell you that if the poor black kid was my client accused of attempted sexual assault, and he demanded that I present his claim of virginity as a defense, it would probably end with me having him psychologically evaluated.
Other than that, Clarence Thomas wasn't exactly poor, but I managed to not think that was a lynch mob.
Cause we know Clarence Thomas probably did say "I think there's a pubic hair on my soda can". Anita had a bone to pick with Thomas, but some of her allegations were sophomoric things where the person saying it never thinks some person will bring it up before congress. I'm sure he said and did many of the things she said, but for the purpose of being confirmed he had to deny or skirt them.
Suddenly, gross out humor and stupid immature banter comes back to bite you. Whether or not he actually sexually harassed her is still him v. her, but as his only accuser it didn't seem to be a pattern of behavior, she was never assaulted, and there wasn't much to learn from it from anyone other but him.
From his confirmation forward, I doubt he was ever that loose in speech or courtship attempts ever again.