Bill O’Neill, a Supreme Court judge in Ohio and now-former gubernatorial candidate, has apologized for boasting about all the sex he’s had in a bizarre Facebook post, apparently typed to defend “heterosexual males” everywhere.
“There comes a time in everyone’s life when you have to admit you were wrong. It is Sunday morning and [I] am preparing to go to church and get right with God,” said O’Neill. “But first I have to get right with my family, my friends, and the thousands of strangers who have been hurt by my insensitive remarks. I am sorry.
“I have damaged the national debate on the very real subject of sexual harassment, abuse and unfortunately rape. It is not a laughing matter,” O’Neill continued.
The original post, which was prompted by allegations that Sen. Al Franken kissed a woman without her consent, has since been deleted. But there are, of course, receipts. Before launching into his dimwitted defense, O’Neill explained that as a gubernatorial candidate his sexual history might be scrutinized by his opponents.
“In the last fifty years I was sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females,” O’Neill wrote on Friday. “It ranged from a gorgeous blonde who was my first true love and we made passionate love in the hayloft of her parents barn and ended with a drop dead gorgeous red head from Cleveland.”
Interesting take from a self-described civil rights lawyer who was“actively prosecuting sexual harassment cases on behalf of the Attorney General’s Office before Anita Hill.”
O’Neill clearly knew his comments struck a nerve as he posted then deleted at least two other apologies and clarifications before landing with “I was wrong” on Sunday morning. At one point over the weekend, O’Neill even told his critical followers to “lighten up.” Speaking to WKYC.com, O’Neill said he expected people to call for his resignation from Ohio’s Supreme Court; he has no plans to do so, however.