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Old 14 December 2017, 04:03 AM
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Default Ky. lawmaker facing sexual assault allegations dead from apparent suicide

Ky. lawmaker facing sexual assault allegations dead from apparent suicide, officials say

Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky known for inflammatory Facebook posts comparing former President Obama and Michelle Obama to monkeys and who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, killed himself Wednesday night. He was 57.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dan-joh...arent-suicide/
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Old 15 December 2017, 02:36 AM
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Wow. This guy seems to have been a nightmare.

http://longcon.kycir.org/

His wife is running for his seat after his "high-tech lynching?"

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/se...n-dead-n829796
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Old 15 December 2017, 11:16 AM
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Suicide is a place a healthy mind won't go.

Perhaps whatever mental illness resulted in him taking his own life also resulted in the wild and stupid behaviour during his life.*

That doesn't excuse it, though. It definitely doesn't explain his supporters.

*ETA: Not counting the assault allegations, which are a great deal worse than wild and stupid.

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He appears to have been claiming it was PTSD from being at or around ground zero on 9/11, but given the extremely limited veracity of some of his other claims, I doubt that is really the case.

ETA: And many of the very questionable things in his life came long before 2001.

Claims:
  • claimed to be White House Chaplain to Clinton and both Bushes
  • claimed to have be an embassador to the UN
  • has appeared to have twice committed arson for insurance fraud
  • claimed to have been the one performing last rites for victims of 9/11
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It is really weird to me that his wife is seeking his seat so quickly. He killed himself and the next day she is seeking his seat? Can't you even bury him first?
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Suicide is a place a healthy mind won't go.
I wonder if all these accusations broke through all his long-cultivated self-delusions and after finally seeing himself for what he is, he simply couldn’t handle it.
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It is really weird to me that his wife is seeking his seat so quickly. He killed himself and the next day she is seeking his seat? Can't you even bury him first?
It might be some sort of grief reaction. Grieving people often behave oddly.

And, however awful he was, she may be genuinely grieving for him. Or she may be grieving for her image of him, and trying desperately to hang on to that image.
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It might be some sort of grief reaction. Grieving people often behave oddly.
This is so true.

My cousin passed away recently and his parents grieved by not putting on a funeral and going on an extended vacation to their cottage. Most people murmured.

But, we all have our own mechanisms to grieve, and they obviously wanted to be alone and not suffer in public.
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