I have nothing to go on but the person’s own account. However, if this is true, it’s shocking to say the least. h/t to Steve Sibson of Sibby Online for pointing this out.
This originated as a WOW moment in response to the Nesiba arrest for unwanted sexual contact, and the silence by the SDDP over it. It was posted at Cory Heidelberger’s blog, by Katrina Wilke, who was involved in the Bernie Sanders campaign out of Rapid City earlier this year.
Apparently Wilke is laying all of her cards out there, and is going public accusing South Dakota Democratic leaders of unwanted advances and sexual assault over the past couple of years.
And it’s not pretty.
Katrina Wilke 2016-11-15 at 14:40
A friend sent me this article today and after reading it I felt like throwing up. There is a fine line between responding too quickly, before all the facts are in, and responding too slowly, making it appear like I don’t care. I don’t want to have a knee jerk reaction, but I need to address this.
I have been a victim of unwanted advances and sexual assault from Democratic leaders over the past couple of years. Yet I said nothing because I didn’t want to give the Republicans ammunition against us. What if I had said something? Could I have helped change the culture? I am in tears, not for myself, but for the women I could have protected. If I had said something and been more vocal about unwanted advances, maybe something would have changed.
That’s why I am saying something now. Men, you can NOT treat women like this. You are not allowed to grab my butt without permission, you cannot let your hands linger on my lower back for too long, and you cannot objectify me and tell me how pretty I am and stare at me with that lustful look on your face. I will not tolerate this anymore. I cannot allow the young women growing up now to be treated like you treated me.
This is especially troubling coming at a time when Senator Elect Reynold Nesiba has been accused of unwanted sexual contact, with him writing it off with claiming the woman “was playing hard to get.”
Not to mention the fact it has all taken place under SDDP Chair Ann Tornburg’s watch.