So Much Raping

We’ve apparently decided that facing the unthinkable is more trouble than it’s worth

Jack Walsh
8 min readJul 1, 2019
A contemporaneous photo.

I apologize that the above title is somewhat flip about sexual assault, a topic that is deeply and personally painful for so many people. However, I feel I am under no obligation to take the subject more seriously than the public at large, and we’re straight-up ignoring a rape allegation against the President, so…

In 2016, Donald Trump was being sued. There has never been a moment of his adult life for which that statement has not been true, but unlike his usual exercises in driving stiffed contractors to legal exhaustion, he was being accused of a violent crime in this case. The plaintiff, then 35 years old, claimed that Donald Trump beat and raped her when she was 13 years old at the home of Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted teenage-girl-trafficker and “friend” of the future president who was also named as a participant in the brutal attack.

Trump had said this about Epstein: “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy… He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it, Jeffrey enjoys his social life.” Much like the offhand reference to inflows of Russian money that Eric made to a golf magazine, that statement was a casual…

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Jack Walsh

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