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California Democrat Accused of Sexual Harassment

Running to take a Republican seat in California, Gil Cisneros is facing accusations of extorting women for sex.

By NTK Staff | 05.03.2018 @4:00pm
California Democrat Accused of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment allegations are threatening to derail the congressional campaign of Gil Cisneros, a Democratic candidate for California’s 39th Congressional District, according to an account from another state-level Democratic candidate.

Melissa Fazli, a Democratic candidate for the state assembly, wrote that Cisneros implied that she would need to sleep with him in order to get campaign donations.

Fazli recounted that after asking Cisneros for donations at a Maxine Waters-hosted party, the congressional candidate asked, “Should we go back to your room?” Fazli wrote that Cisneros was intoxicated.

The harassment continued, Fazli said, when she called to ask for donations again:

He then asked me “well what are you going to do for me?” I went into this whole spiel about my ground game hoping to impress him that I would be a very active candidate. Then he interrupted me and in a different tone and slowly said “no Melissa. I mean what are you going to do for me?”

Now this can be interpreted two ways. Either he wants me to be his spy or he wants me to have sex with him. After the encounter at the elevator in San Diego, I thought he wanted to have sex with me in exchange for a $4400 donation. Either way he wanted pay for play; a [quid] pro quo.

Cisnero is a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)’s “Red to Blue” program, a de facto endorsement from national Democrats.

A $266-million lottery winner, Cisneros is running to replace retiring Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) in November. The Cook Political Report rates the race as “Lean Democratic.”

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