"Turner was introduced to the employee’s fiancé. 'The guy you introduced me to, did you say he was your fiancé,' Turner asked. 'I need to know who would want to marry you! He needs to
come and talk to me so I can give him advice on how to deal with you.' Council Member Turner further stated that he later spoke with
Council Member Mitchell after that evening and told Council Member
Mitchell he had been surprised to learn that Employee A had a fiancé
because he thought that she was ‘gay,' the report reads. “Council
Member Mitchell confirmed Council Member Turner called him on the
telephone following a town meeting and said he was surprised to learn
Employee A had a fiancé. Council Member Mitchell also recalls that
Council Member Turner said: ‘I thought she was a lesbian.' "
Warren is accused of touching several women, making explicit pornographic remarks and repeated sexual suggestions. There is also this interesting exchange where Warren favorably compares himself to abtastic actor and model Shemar Moore, whom he dismisses as not being a "real man":
"The staff member who said Turner grabbed at her clothing also said
Turner made other unwelcome comments. In February 2008, the staff member said Turner stopped in her
office. He asked the staff member about a mug on her desk that had a
photo of the actor Shemar Moore. Turner asked whose photo was on the
mug, and the employee said, 'That's my motivation!' Turner then said, according to the employee, 'You don't need
that, I should be your motivation. You need a real man to be your
Charlotte's policy against sexual harassment does not apply to elected
officials, which means Turner can't be removed from office or suspended.
And this from qNotes: "In his 2009 re-election bid, Turner failed to return a candidate questionnaire from the Mecklenburg Gay and Lesbian Political Action Committee (MeckPAC). The organization did not endorse him."
Moore was riding his bike in Los Angeles when he was hit by a vehicle. Moore's spokesperson said he is fine, recuperating at home and has been treated for a broken leg. No word if the injury will be written into the popular series "Criminal Minds," in which Moore plays investigator Derek Morgan.
The 39-year-old Moore is said to be "doing well" and resting comfortably at home after a brief hospital visit.
Moore has co-starred in Criminal Minds since 2005 and skyrocketed to fame in the The Young and the Restless. He's had memorable roles as the host of Soul Train, in movies such as The Brothers and Diary of a Mad Black Woman, directed by Tyler Perry. That must have been an interesting audition.
Best of luck and a speedy recovery. Oh and don't break anything else, please.
·iPhone mania becomes iSnafu. As consumers across the world snap up the new 3G, many American buyers "left stores on Friday frustrated because their new gadgets did not work due to problems activating service. A spokesman for AT&T Inc, the sole U.S. carrier for the iPhone, blamed problems synchronizing the phone with Apple's iTunes online music and software store."
"Apple has eliminated so many annoying little hang-ups that you might run into when using the old one. The GPS pinpoints to meters instead of blocks. The 3G connection slashes web loading times by minutes to seconds. The more rounded case feels great in the hand. And most importantly the new software polishes the OS and opens the phone up to nearly unlimited capabilities through the countless programs that are already being written by the brilliant legions of faithful developers. It's kind of cool."
· South Carolina tourism agency has buyers remorse after commissioning an "overseas advertising campaign targeting gay tourists. The campaign, tied to gay pride week celebrations in London, included ads that proclaimed 'South Carolina is so gay' " and promoted its "gay beaches."
·Kevin Naff at the Washington Blade says farewell to an icon of hate. "Maybe the prospect of Barack Obama as president was too much for [Jesse Helms] to
bear and so he shuffled off this mortal coil. His death—and Obama’s candidacy—marks a historic turning point in race relations for the country. National public figures like sitting senators can no longer get away with open expressions of racism. We are on the verge of electing a black man president. Gay couples are marrying legally on both coasts. It must have been a scary world for Helms."
· Meanwhile, an editorial in today's Washington Post says DADT must be repealed. "The 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy that continues the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the U.S. military was wrong when President Clinton signed it into law in 1993, and it's wrong today. The only difference between then and now is that more people are now coming around to that conclusion."
·Report: "One or more Republican senators" are considering opposing proposal to repeal 15-year-old HIV travel ban.
·Housing crisis become even more critical.
Federal regulators shut down mortgage lender IndyMac, "the largest
regulated thrift to fail and the second largest financial institution
to close in U.S. history." Earlier in the day, stocks fell sharply "on concerns about the stability of mortgage industry giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac."
· The International Criminal Court will seek the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur. United Nations in an uproar "with the Sudanese ambassador accusing the court of trying to destabilize his country and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressing concern about the safety of United Nations personnel in the African nation."
TGIF and the seriously abtastic Shemar Moore strikes a pose with Rod 2.0 reader "B".
Before anyone gets any ideas about the pose, the fan's spiked faux hauwk, or, anything else, please keep in mind Shemar Moore is already on record for saying that he is a pitcher, although we always figured he was much more of a catcher.
It's been a minute since we caught up with hunkalicious and skinny dipping Shemar Moore, so, here is the latest. The star of CBS' Criminal Minds recently returned to his Boston roots and is the subject of a flattering profile in the Boston Globe. The reporter is Johnny Diaz, the out Cuban American writer and author of the new gay romantic novel Boston Boys Club. Given the writer's background—plus Shemar's own colorful back story—we couldn't help but smile when the actor described his recent appearance at a (ugh) Red Sox Game.
"To come to my hometown and throw the first pitch out in Fenway Park
and to get to do it in front of my family for a team I wanted to play
for, it was a dream come true," says Moore, who spent part of his
childhood in Brighton, where he played Little League baseball and
aspired to be a professional ballplayer. "To stand on that mound, I
mean, I was a nervous wreck. All I cared about was, please don't bounce
it, please don't bounce it."
Shemar fans and sports nuts should like this one. The Globe profile details the actor's days as a star Little League, high school and minor league player. Funny. We always figured Shemar Moore was much more of catcher than a pitcher.
Last week's paparazzi shots of a nude Shemar Moore on a Hawaiian beach created a huge buzz and much of the mainstream press coverage and e-telligentsia (read: bloggers) reported the pictures were taken "on a gay beach" the actor was obviously gay. (We didn't go that second route—mainly because there were no other pictures of frolicking muscle boys.) Not so, says the co-star of Criminal Minds, who tells In Touch Weekly:
"People find it interesting to try to make me gay; I’m not gay. I went
on vacation with two girlfriends of mine who, interestingly enough, got
cut out of the pictures. We found a nude beach, as far as I know, that
was a unisex beach… We took off our clothes and jumped in the water.
I’ve been trying to skinny dip since I was a teenager. I’m just grateful that the water was warm!”
That last remark may answer some questions about, umm, shrinkage and his assets.