Women’s March Leader Linda Sarsour Embroiled in Sex Abuse Cover up Scandal
Here’s what the reporting says
Linda Sarsour, self-professed women’s rights, and anti-Israel activist, is in the midst of yet another scandal. For our extensive coverage on Sarsour, see here.
According to an exclusive report in The Daily Caller, Sarsour was allegedly made aware of “groping and unwanted touching” perpetrated by male employees while serving as the executive director of the Arab American Association in 2009. Rather than act, Sarsour allegedly verbally attacked and threatened the victims.
Allegations of groping and unwanted touching were allegedly brought to Sarsour during her time as executive director of the Arab American Association. In response, Sarsour, a self-proclaimed champion of women, attacked the woman bringing the allegations, often threatening and body-shaming her, these sources alleged. The most serious allegations were dismissed, Asmi Fathelbab, the alleged victim told The Daily Caller, because the accused was a “good Muslim” who was “always at the Mosque.”
“She oversaw an environment unsafe and abusive to women,” said Fethelbab, a former employee at the Arab American Association. “Women who put [Sarsour] on a pedestal for women’s rights and empowerment deserve to know how she really treats us.”
Fathelbab is a 37-year-old New York native and was raised in a Muslim household. She was excited in 2009 to begin working at the Arab American Association of New York as a contractor. At the time, Sarsour was the executive director of the organization. Fathelbab worked for Sarsour for almost a year, according to employment documents reviewed and authenticated by TheDC.
Fathelbab claims the Arab American Association was an unsafe workplace where she was allegedly sexually assaulted, body-shamed and intimidated.
Oftentimes, Sarsour was directly involved, according to the ex-staffer’s account.
The details are unsavory and uncomfortable. I’ll leave them in the link in the event you’d like to read further, but Fathelbab claims Sarsour “threatened legal and professional damage if she went public with the sexual assault claims.”
Sarsour has a history of maligning individuals who question her actions.
Following the accusations, Buzzfeed contacted Sarsour, in what appears to be an attempt to whitewash the allegations further. Instead, Buzzfeed’s report raised more questions than it answered.
Sarsour didn’t respond to DC’s request for comment but told Buzzfeed “this is character assassination.” Sarsour denied allegations she ignored claims of sexual harassment. Sarsour produced affidavits and office emails of proof, and Buzzfeed chatted with Fathelbab’s coworkers, some of whom claim Fathelbab was the instigator.
But is that enough to exonerate Sarsour? Hardly.
Siraj Hashmi explains at the WaEX:
Majid Seif did live in the building that housed the Arab American Association, and often helped Fathelbab and AAA with Arabic translation or event planning. He denies any type of sexual misconduct with Fathelbab.
In an affidavit produced on Aug. 13, 2009, Sarsour defended Seif against the accusations Fathelbab was making and said it was she who was creating a hostile work environment. And, to Sarsour, the accusations that Fathelbab brought forward weren’t as bad as what she told the Daily Caller.
“The exact words were, ‘He makes me feel uncomfortable,’” Sarsour recalled, who also denied that she ever body-shamed Fathelbab by asserting she as too fat to be the object of harassment. “There was nothing about touching or groping. There’s no evidence, no email she can pull out where she ever gave those claims to us.”
…The problem with Sarsour’s defense is that one BuzzFeed article doesn’t absolve her of any wrongdoing. It’s certainly possible that Fathelbab exaggerated her version of events or even didn’t tell the entire truth, but that doesn’t discredit the idea that she could’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted. An affidavit saying that Sarsour defended Seif actually proves Fathelbab right, in that she took his side over his accuser’s.
And email correspondence proves nothing unless it is made public for everyone to decide. Witness statements are also only so good as to whether you believe their version of events. We believed everyone in Hollywood that people like Harvey Weinstein or Kevin Spacey weren’t total dirtbags until all of their accusers started coming forward telling their stories.
Time and again, Sarsour has been accused of manipulating tragedy and misfortune for personal gain and profit. She’s been called a ‘fraud’ publicly and never rebuts actual allegations, instead lashing out with personal attacks. Sadly, it looks like that’s role she’ll continue to play.
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Good. It couldn’t happen to a more deserving person.
Linda San sour is likely a lackey for a typical Arab male dominated group of men, nothing more that a big mouthed talking head. Those men come from a group with a fairly low average IQ (85).
Such a low IQ is probably why they are susceptible to being governed by a warlord who looted and murdered on a grand scale, and who raped women and children as young as nine years old.
The truth is that while most of the world evolved, the Middle east in large part did not.
People in the Middle East are a quarrelsome lot, which is probably driven in part by over a 1000 years of inbreeding (cousins).
Q: which is the Mosque of shame ?
A: ALL OF THEM
Sick, creepy people act like sick, creepy people.
No exception with this weirdo fraud sarsourpuss.
Maybe this will stop Muslims from putting brave women on a pedestal….
And then stoning them to death.
How much to I have to pay to NOT see this malignant narcissist’s photo ever again?
Any amount would be cheap.
Where appearances are everything, everything leads to manipulating what appears.
Welcome to dealing with the deceptive mentality.
Could anyone who saw Linda Sarsour for what she is really find this a surprise?
Notice how this story comes with the name of the accuser.
Touche. Good Catch!
Was this woman properly veiled? Was she dressed modestly was she careful not to speak or act in a provocative manner? Was she properly accompanied by her male relatives?
We need to know the facts before we blame the shameless, lying harlot. In any case we know the accused couldn’t have done anything wrong.
This is what Sarsour will bring here. Sarsour has to go back.
What I don’t understand is where her husband or male relatives are in this. They just let this woman run around free?!?
I realize that Sarsour is a hateful person. But, once again, some complaint of “inappropriate behavior” is being used to personally attack a person.
Sarsour is entitled to her opinion. She can choose to place greater faith in the account of one person than in that of another [ask Rags about that]. And, as with most of these current complaints, we have differing stories and no corroboration for any of them. No written documents. No recordings of meetings or the incident itself. No video. Nada. So, the bottom line here is *YAWN*. Get back to me when some corroboration surfaces.
She’s worse than a hateful person: she’s an opportunist.
“She can choose to place greater faith in the account of one person than in that of another [ask Rags about that].”
Yes. Ask me about a practice that’s used every day by everyone, including LEOs, juries, voters, parents, etc.
Wow!!!!!!!!! Raggedy Pepe finally said something sensible!
But,come to think of it, as the saying goes, even a blind chicken…or a broken clock. Right, Raggedy?
The truth in all this is that her culture degrades all women, and that she has been brainwashed to accept this.