Lincoln Project co-founder John Weaver accused by 21 men of sending inappropriate messages
Co-founder of the Lincoln Project John Weaver has been accused by 21 men of sending inappropriate messages and in some instances offering political and employment opportunities.
“John Weaver led a secret life that was built on a foundation of deception at every level,” the prominent never-Trump organization said in a statement Sunday. “He is a predator, a liar, and an abuser. We extend our deepest sympathies to those who were targeted by his deplorable and predatory behavior.”
The New York Times reported Weaver sent inappropriate, sexual messages to 21 men online.
“To the men I made uncomfortable through my messages that I viewed as consensual mutual conversations at the time: I am truly sorry. They were inappropriate and it was because of my failings that this discomfort was brought on you,” Weaver admitted to Axios earlier in January.
Weaver has worked for and advised high-ranking republicans like John Kasich and John McCain.
“The truth is that I’m gay,” Weaver added. “And that I have a wife and two kids who I love. My inability to reconcile those two truths has led to this agonizing place.”
One allegation states that Weaver began messaging one boy when he was just 14 and it turned sexual once he was 18.
The American Conservative investigated the allegations in-depth earlier this month. Read it here.