Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, who is also slated to run as a Democrat in the upcoming 2018 governor's race, offered his Facebook followers an intimate look into his personal life in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations rattling the foundations of both Hollywood and politics.
His post began: "Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I believe it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males".
In response to sexual harassment allegations against Senator Al Franken, O'Neill wrote that he has been "sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females".
The Ohio Democratic Party and other Democrats have condemned Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill (D.) after he shared his sexual history on social media in the wake of Sen. He said nothing in the post seemed to show O'Neill would exhibit bias in the cases he hears - including those involving criminal charges of sexual misconduct - but that judges have historically steered clear of making the type of statement O'Neill made Friday.
O'Connor did not say anything about whether O'Neill should resign, and a court spokeswoman did not respond to a follow-up email.
In his post, O'Neill, a candidate for governor, said he wanted to save opponents time researching him. He says the women included "a gorgeous blonde" with whom he "made passionate love" in a hay loft and a "drop dead gorgeous red head" from Cleveland.
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"Roy Moore apparently seems to be a challenged individual when it comes to morality", O'Neill told the OH news site.
O'Neill's campaign manager, Chris Clevenger, resigned from his position with the campaign.
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A Facebook post from the only Democratic justice on the Ohio Supreme Court is raising eyebrows today.
He added, "Moments ago I was able to contact Justice O'Neill to announce my resignation from the campaign". Questions about judicial ethics and the ability to remain impartial while campaigning were raised by fellow politicians and editorial boards across the state.
O'Neill's spokesperson has reportedly stepped down.
"No words can convey my shock", she said. "This gross disrespect for women shakes the public's confidence in the integrity of the judiciary", it concluded.