Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver has been accused by several underage men of “grooming for sex,” RedState reports.
Weaver’s Lincoln Project group – a favorite of the Chinese Communist Party – is at the forefront of the Never Trump movement within the Republican party.
In response to the group pledging to “construct a database of Trump officials & staff” in an effort to blacklist from future jobs and society, conservative author Ryan Girdusky responded with a multi-tweet thread explaining the grooming allegations:
Maybe I should start talking about one of the founding members of the Lincoln Project offering jobs to young men in exchange for sex… his wife is probably interested. The member followed me on twitter briefly and a few young men started sending me screenshots and telling what happened to them. Grooming is really disgusting and he was especially sloppy. What grown ass adult calls young men “my boy”… I kept all the screenshots and receipts. I’m going to get the victims permission before releasing them, it’s only right.
A host of verified Twitter users appeared to corroborate the reports, slamming the media’s silence on the matter:
John Weaver DM'ed and followed virtually every young gay on this site.
Even I was reached out to on an old account, but not sexually.
One of my friends has even shared with me that John Weaver raped him years ago.
It's incredible how open of a secret this is but no reporting. https://t.co/a04wmyZDR8
— West Bank Ice Cream Salesman (@DurhamFella) January 10, 2021
Journalist Scott Stedman described how Weaver used a professional, work-related discussion to make sexual advances:
Though we continued to DM every once in a while, the situation left me feeling quite uncomfortable. I brushed it off as one tends to do.
— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) January 10, 2021