Jan 252021
 

The rape of Trish Todd, frankly the entire William “Bill” Brough saga and all of its’ tenticles are a great case study for why the OCGOP is now in second place in Orange County. It is intellectually lazy to blame slippage from 66% of the vote in 2004 for HW Bush to 45% for Trump in 2020 on Demographics only. It is also easy and intellectually lazy to look at regaining a couple seats in congress (while the people in charge let Bryan Maryott, Greg Raths and Diane Dixon swing) as anything other than an aberration. The deterioration of the OCGOP has been consistent. Congressman Tom Campbell lit up the entire narrative being pushed by the feckless GOP establishment.

The first photo is Brough with his portable bar and Whitaker is in the second photo, memed forever.

I was first immersed in the protect all incumbents regardless of merit culture of the OCGOP in 2016. I was and have been aghast at the fealty towards incumbents that is the order of the day. John Moorlach had defeated Don Wagner for State Senate. Wagner had near unanimous support for his run in 2015 and the very same people the following year all lined up behind Moorlach because he was the incumbent – while making the same complaints about Moorlach being arrogant, acerbic, useless to the party and the like. In fact, Wagner had enough money to primary challenge Moorlach. I learned a couple of years later from a former employee of Don Wagner that a couple stakeholders literally threatened to spend millions destroying him personally and politically – all for John Moorlach not because they liked Moorlach, but how dare Wagner challenge the status quo.

Don Wagner for his part is now an Orange County Supervisor. I wonder if the same people that supported Wagner for Senate in 2015, threatened to wreck him in 2016 went off and supported him in 2020? These same luminaries are lining up the deck chairs to coronate Diane Harkey supervisor in 2022 despite Harkey having a lexis nexis report in excess of 300 pages. (speaking of documentation)

That culture is the backdrop for why it took me hundreds of hours of research and blogging relentlessly to crack the nearly psychotic grip of fealty to incumbents in Orange County.

None of them seem to give a rip about the victims at all. But at least the recent media scrutiny has forced a lot of these arrogant fools back in to their spider holes as they would all rather die than accept the humiliation of admitting a mistake. Mistakes that may elect the crazed Katrina Foley supervisor.

In April of 2019, I was called by someone that was inside the closed session of the Orange County Republican Party when now supervisor Lisa Bartlett finally came public with her 2011 story of abuse at the hands of Bill Brough. Fred Whitaker tried to cover it up, asking everyone there to “Keep it in the family”.

Along came Right on Daily.

After Bill Brough outed two of the victims, they asked to meet with Fred Whitaker in an attempt to explain their side of the story – while Whitaker was trying to hide and while the feckless Assembly GOP Minority Leader Marie Waldron was trying to protect Bill Brough. (so much for women in leadership)

It took three months and when Whitaker finally met with them, he understood finally these women were for real. So is Lisa Bartlett, Maria Elena Banks and an anonymous capitol staffer who spoke to the LA Times.

Then along came Trish Todd who told me her story long before John Moorlach lost his seat in the State Senate. (A seat that Don Wagner would have held easily)

Well guess what happened? The OCGOP closed ranks around one of their good ole’ boys once again. This time, they went a step further pre-emptively smearing Trish Todd who came forward with actionable and verifable evidence she was raped by Bill Brough. In one of the amazing things that happens in the small world of politics, their multi-million dollar hero from the 1990’s happened to be her employer when she was raped and his then Cheif of Staff is still his campaign manager. Whoops.

Now protecting incumbents and members of the club has crossed from cowardly threats behind closed doors to wreck Don Wagner, to interfering with efforts to hold Bill Brough accountable, to straight out smearing a rape victim to cover up the moral failure of John Moorlach. The lynchpin of this is Tim Clark, who worked for Bill Brough in 2014, Covered up the Rape in 2015 and is now still close to Moorlach’s current campaign (reputedly he is running it despite being a “volunteer”). Clark is alleged to be the source of the smears against Trish Todd and Moorlach’s behavior as more facts have been known illustrate that he was a terrible employer and even today his double speak on the issue itself indicates he does not care.

Great pick OCGOP.

I have Trish Todd’s entire personnel file. I can draw the conclusion that the Orange County Register did not follow up on their story about the smears because the Personnel file shows that John Moorlach lied to the Orange County Register. They would be forced to admit they made a mistake by endorsing Moorlach. Editorial Boards are no different than stakeholders in that regard.

While Todd has been friends with my wife (again the super tiny world of politics) since 2013, I did not know that she had such a long career in the Sacramento Capitol – THAT SHE LOST AFTER  GETTING RAPED. Her experience included Senator Abel Maldonado who promoted her, the late Dave Cox, and several years working for the Caucus itself. I’ve spoken to people I know that are still there in Sacramento and they all have nothing but positive things to say. Todd’s personnel file was putting me to sleep it was so boring. This is hardly the stuff of a disgruntled employee. She worked in the capitol from 2003 to 2016.

Trish also sent me this email she sent the Orange County Register as a follow up to the first story about the “disgruntled employee smear”:

I gave John Moorlach every opportunity to correct the smears and lies he told about a rape victim that worked loyally and hard for him. I also had hoped he would reach out and offer some sympathy and help now that he knows what happened to me while I worked for him. But, sadly nothing. In my letter, I told John Moorlach he had until last Thursday to tell the world the supposed negative things he claimed he and his staff had put in my personnel file. He told the Orange County Register Editorial Board he was not supportive of hiring me and he had to deal with poor performance by me and these were documented in my personnel file.“

“He knew what I knew. That was a complete lie. He also could not do anything to correct the record because despite my giving him a complete release to disclose my personnel file, there was not anything in there he claimed was in there. So, I am now releasing it to the public.”

“So, what is in the file? For openers there is a letter signed by John Moorlach when I was hired, praising me lavishly for my advanced skills and stating I was going to be his “defacto Deputy Chief of Staff” and urging the Senate to give me a higher salary than I was otherwise entitled to receive.  John Moorlach’s handwritten notes on my resume are attached. Yet he told the Orange County Register Editorial Board that he opposed my hiring? Really?”

“He also lied to the Editorial Board and claimed there were adverse performance reviews from him or Tim Clark. Again, a complete lie. There is not a single negative performance review of any kind in my file.”

“Finally, John Moorlach, as is the case with many career politicians, uses tax payer money for ridiculous boondoggles. In this case, the Outdoor Sporting Caucus, now just a name on the senate website, of which John Moorlach was then a member, had me arrange a skeet shooting event for Senate and Assembly Members and their staff. It was a ticketed event due to the limited number of shooting bays. Tim Clark, who was no longer on John Moorlach’s staff, and other staff who did not have reservations to the event were still disgruntled they could not attend. However, on the day of the event no elected Assembly Members or Senators were turned away from this event.”

“I eventually learned the hard way that John Moorlach will not promote or give raises to female staff nor will he protect them when they are in harm’s way.”

Please note – I have a copy of the resume’ with Moorlach’s handwriting on it. See it below. Please also note there is not one negative review of her ANYWHERE in the 13 year long file. Not. One. Tim Clark Lied, John Moorlach Lied. Perhaps this is why Moorlach was counseled to shut up.
I checked the transparent California website. It appears that John Moorlach had few female employees and based on what I saw none of them had anything other than a cost-of-living pay adjustment while working for him. (Not to mention a boss that covered up sexual assaults, but I digress)
I read a two-page document related to the skeet shooting event referenced above. It is very typical of what the Senate Rules Committee used to do Pre Me-Too with any sort of complaints by staff (or against staff). It was clear that someone (identified by Trish as Tim Clark) attempted to smear her. Not coincidentally, Trish separated from service shortly after that event. Did I metntion that Tim Clark is a morally corrupt man? She got raped, it was covered up and the last thing in her file was an attempt to smear her by Tim Clark. Just wow. Did I mention that Clark is still affiliated with John Moorlach’s current campaign and helped him lose his State Senate race?
Tim Clark lied to the Orange County Republican Party – alternating between calling Trish a liar and telling others that she was not credible. Other communication I have received indicated that my 11-21-2020 blog detailing the rape with more specific information than the 6-1-2020 post was a “Smear” and a “Political Attack”. Anyone that attacked the victim is going to get their ass kicked by the Right On Daily Blog, resign now or it is coming. Trish got raped. Heather Baez was sexually Battered, Lisa Bartlett has nightmares, Jennifer Alizeri was harassed, an unnamed Dem Staffer was cornered, a realtor from South OC was propositioned and touched – AND MANY OCGOP LEADERS IGNORED SOME OR ALL OF THE ISSUES! How many more women did Bill Brough abuse because these people did nothing?
I’m reaching out to you to ask a personal favor, because we are at a critical point.  The absolutely false accusation against Sen. Moorlach is threatening the ability of the party to unite behind one candidate for this special election,…
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I personally, think the blog was sent out just to sow disarray in the party by those that want to see us divided, since they know we can’t unite behind one of the others.  I know you know how it feels to be wrongly accused and have libel sent out against you.   Please help John fight this. Would you please “reply” that we can count your email as support for Sen Moorlach’s endorsement?   I appreciate the consideration.
Fred Whitaker, resign now. If Katrina Foley gets elected supervisor, you own it.
Good Bye John Moorlach. Your political career is over. You can’t win.
Tim Clark, I am younger than you and I am patient. Wherever you pop up in politics, I will be there.
TRISH TODD GOT RAPED AND THEY DON’T CARE. But I do, and I won’t stop.
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About that resume’: (Note Moorlach’s notes on the resume’) – I redacted her phone and email off of the document.
Jan 122021
 

Trish Todd is the likeness in this meme

Blogger’s Note: I have been clear from the outset that beyond political connections, I have a personal relationship with Trish Todd, the rape victim of Bill Brough. As such, She forwarded me a copy of a letter she sent to Senator John Moorlach for whom she worked when she was raped and the subesquent cover up. This letter has not been edited and is reposted in its’ entirety. Trish Todd deserves justice, not being smeared out of political convenience.

Dear Senator Moorlach,

I proudly worked for you as a member of your small team in your capitol office from 2015 – 2016.  I was honored that you called me your “de facto Chief of Staff.” I respected you, worked hard, and was loyal.

As you have also heard reported, I was the victim of a brutal sexual assault by Assemblymember Bill Brough, while on your staff. Both you and Tim Clark, your Chief of Staff, admit I told Tim about the rape shortly thereafter.  Instead of reporting it, Tim Clark covered it up.

You told the press that you did not know about the rape or the coverup until November 3, 2020 (conveniently Election Day). You wrote profusely and claimed that you cared passionately about sexual assault and would fight against it in any way you could.

When Senator Ackerman stepped forward and said he had discussed it with you months earlier, you were forced to admit after referring to your “notes” what you had said was untrue and instead said you “forgot” a State Senator had told you I had been raped by another legislator.

Really? You forgot that someone of Senator Ackerman’s stature had told you a member of your team had been raped by Bill Brough? When you first heard about this, why didn’t you help or protect me? If you cared so much, why in the months since didn’t you ever even pick up the phone and ask me what happened?

Upon my departure you never said goodbye or called to ask why I was leaving.  A little compassion and humanity from the person I respected would have helped in my long recovery journey.

What did you do? Instead of helping or reaching out to me, you claimed that you blindly believed Tim Clark, despite his being at the time not just your Chief of Staff, but also on Bill Brough’s campaign payroll.

Far more deplorably, you did what many politicians do when a cover up of a sexual assault is exposed; you began to smear me behind the scenes.

During a December 2020 interview with the Orange County Register Editorial Board, who wanted to re-interview you about their endorsement when this matter came to light, you spoke to them on the record and with their reporters present.

Rather than focusing on what happened and what you could do now to bring the perpetrators to justice, you tried to victim shame me.  For example:

  • You told them that you had not been supportive of hiring me
  • You stated I was a disgruntled former employee that wanted to be your Chief of Staff
  • You claimed there were problems with my performance when I worked for you

Finally, you falsely told the Editorial Board and reporter proof of all this was in my confidential state senate personnel file.

We both know none of what you said was true. You did not fear contradiction because you knew the Orange County Register could not get a copy of my personnel file under state law and you also knew it was illegal for you to even tell the Orange County Register what was in it without my permission. A line you crossed because you did not think you would get caught.

In order to clear up any legal or ethical restraints you may claim about finally telling the truth, I hereby release you from all privacy protections I have regarding my personnel file.

I am happy to sign anything reasonable confirming you are so released.  Of course, I expect you to now tell the world by Thursday, January 14, 2021 the truth about what you claim is in my file. We both know every single thing in my file from you is complimentary and positive. There is nothing there from you or anyone in your office that is negative in any way. In fact, there are also the numerous thank you letters and cards from constituents.

This is the least you can do for one of your team members who served you loyally and was so let down by you and your office.

Sincerely yours,

Trish Todd

(formerly Lenkiewicz)

Dec 092020
 

How far has Pat Bates fallen? She has attached herself to these two monsters. Gene James and Bill Brough – both serial abusers of women.

You’ve read my criticisms of the CAGOP “Chairwoman” Jessica Patterson who we were supposed to celebrate because she was the first “Latina” Chair of the CAGOP. 3 Latina victims of Bill Brough are wondering where their “Chairwoman” has been hiding as more and more of the disgusting details about the rampage of Bill Brough have been coming out.

Not to be outdone, The Assembly Permanent Minority Leader and the Senate Permanent Minority Leaders Marie Waldron and Shannon Grove have also said nothing about the Bill Brough rampage nor the victims. We were supposed to celebrate the women in leadership in the Republican Party of California – while they have ran and hid rather than deal with the rampage of Bill Brough.

However when not hiding from the scandals exploding, you can see Waldron joining with far-left Van Jones advocating for felons to get, get-out-of-jail-free cards:

We deserve better.

Patricia “Pat” Bates preceeded Shannon Grove as Senate Permanent Minority Leader. When Bates was Senate Leader, we had 14 Senators. Today, we have 9. (One of the lost Senate Seats was none other than John M W Moorlach, who had a staffer get raped by Bill Brough and his then cheif of staff Tim Clark covered it up – yet Moorlach still employs the guy as his campaign consultant)

Pat Bates has been in office a long time. Bates is exactly 1yr / 7mo younger than my 82 year old father.

How long has Bates been in office? I will be 50 in just over 2 months and I was 18 when she was first elected to office. That’s 31 years.

Bates will turn 81 next week. She intends to run for Laguna Niguel City Council again once she is finally forced from the State Senate by Term limits in 2022.

Bates has quite a resume in government, the first Mayor of Laguna Niguel, an Assemblymember, then two terms as OC Supervisor, then Two terms in the State Senate – including two years as the permanent minority leader. (while the GOP lost 3 Seats in the State Senate)

Up until the Bill Brough scandal, she had a stellar reputation in the community. That is a thing of the past now. She has hitched her wagon to Bill Brough and Gene James. Both have a long, detailed history of financial malfeasance, abuse of and misconduct with women.

Why has Pat Bates allowed Bill Brough to wreck her reputation? It can’t be as simple as an out of control ego manifesting itself in allowing her reputation to get wrecked over not having to admint a mistake in supporting Brough? (or Gene James for that matter) Maybe it is as simple at the tunnel vision you get from 31 years in office?

What I know is that Pat Bates has refused to meet with any of Bill Brough’s victims. Not one.

It gets worse, Heather Baez, who was sexually battered by Bill Brough (he rubbed himself against her when trying to get her to go him with him) used to serve on the board of the CWLA with Pat Bates. The CWLA is the California Women’s Leadership Association. What a complete failure on the part of Pat Bates on several levels – personal, professional, ethical and moral. It is also a horrific look for the Republican Party as is the refusal to lead by Fred Whitaker, the “Chairwoman” and any of the other once-celebrated Woman leaders of the CAGOP.

Did Bates ever call her former colleague to see how she was doing or to wish her well? Nope. (Similar to Moorlach and his former employee)

It does not stop there – Bates is quoted by local Republicans as calling the Workplace Conduct Unit’s validation of the ghastly behavior of Bill Brough (in particular his disgusting proposition of Jennifer Alizeri who has also worked alongside Bates in local politics) – as being “Unfairly Destroyed” as in they unfarily destroyed Bill Brough.

It is time for Pat Bates to resign as her continued tenure in office is a blight on the California Republcan Party and her conduct is a step worse than the moral abdication of the Woman Leaders of the California Republican Party.

It is an amazing note when a 49 year old white guy blogger and a 72 year old jew (Steve Frank) running against the Chairwoman care more about protecting women than the Woman leaders of the CAGOP we were supposed to be in awe of do. Perhaps these people should stop playing identity politics as it maginfies their failures.

Steve Frank has brought the issue in to the forefront of the California Republican Party’s officer elections in his “Contract with the California Republican Party” with this plank in his campaign:

9. I will put an end to the support for and endorsement of any elected Republican who has either engaged in sexual harassment or allowed any member of his or her staff to harass any female. As the Father of two daughters, I’ve always held them on a pedestal and sought to protect them. I will lead rigorous accountability to protect women in the legislature and the workplace ALWAYS.

Maybe these women we are supposed to be in awe of will take notes about what being a woman in leadership is supposed to look like.

Blogger’s note: I do not do anything anonymously. If you receive an email or some sort of social media post that is alleged to be me, but my name is not on it, that is a 100% guaranteed way to know I did not write it. You don’t have to like me, agree with me or take 100% of what I write as gospel but if my name is not on it, I did not write it.

Dec 082020
 

Blogger’s Note: Mr. Brough is going to have to sell the burbon barrel and reimbuse his campaign or else he is going to have to pay for it with his own money. He might as well use it as he is not going to be a free man for long.

Bill Brough left a neat farewell post on his Assemblyman facebook page that detailed his accomplishments as an assemblyman. He is missing a few. Allow your intrepid blogger to fill some in for him. His Assemblyman Page has been pulled down. (Imagine that), but this was not before your intrepid blogger took a screenshot.

Ever the malignant narcissist with no self awareness, 50% of his legislative summary is about the OCTCA.

So let’s break down his actual accomplishments:

16 Laws Written, with at least 50 Broken.

He sat on 12 Committees – but was stripped of all of them for misconduct.

His accomplishments include:
Sexually Harassing Lisa Bartlett
Raping a staffer of John Moorlach
Sexually battering Heather Baez
Sexually Harassing / propositioning Jenniffer Alizeri (then Rodriguez) resulting A validated claim of misconduct from the workplace conduct unit
Sexually Harssing / Touching / Propositioning Maria Elena Banks – a SoCal Realtor
Cornering an un-named democrat staffer at an event, again propositioning her.
Driving home drunk from events in orange county mmultiple times as seen by multiple people, sometimes with family in the car
Being picked up sloshed many times by the Assembly Sgt at Arms
Drinking on taxpayer time in his office
Paying personal bills with campaign funds (can you hear me now?)
Buying Groceries with Campaign Funds
Dozens of trips to local restaurants with Campaign Funds
Bar Tabs with campaign funds
Junkets with campaign funds
A Cigar Humidor and his pride and joy the “Burbon Barrel” (pictured above) paid for with campaign funds

and at least 50 trips through the OCTCA toll booth (while attacking them publicly) paid for by donors.

He led the clean up of a beach don’t you know, but his personal life is like Three Mile Island.

Tick Tock Bill Brough, my goal is to see you in prison for the things you have done. I know you will never be able to comprehend what you’ve done or who you’ve become, thus the only porper place for you is in prison where you can’t hurt anyone else.

My secondary goal is to hold everyone accountable who enabled your rampage, especially those that covered up your actions. These people know who they are, and I have a list too.

That’s quite a legacy.

When Brough is done stamping license plates in prison – your intrepid blogger suggests a new career…

Blogger’s note: I do not do anything anonymously. If you receive an email or some sort of social media post that is alleged to be me, but my name is not on it, that is a 100% guaranteed way to know I did not write it. You don’t have to like me, agree with me or take 100% of what I write as gospel but if my name is not on it, I did not write it.

Dec 062020
 

Here we go folks, Bill Brough is in the news again. I am sure he is right and everyone else is wrong in his mind. However the reality is that he is in serious legal trouble now.

ABC7’s video is linked here.

Orange, Calif. (KABC) — A former legislative aide is accusing Assemblyman Bill Brough of raping her in 2015.

Patricia Todd, whose last name at the time was Lenkiewicz, is speaking publicly for the first time, after sending a complaint this week to law enforcement. Sacramento police confirm they are investigating the allegations.

“I’ve survived this for five years and five years is too long to not have the help and support,” said Todd, as she sat in her attorney’s office in Orange.

Todd was a legislative aide to state Sen. John Moorlach, working in the Capitol.

In her complaint to law enforcement, she alleged the assault happened July 7, 2015, after meeting Brough for dinner to discuss a potential committee secretary position for the Irish Caucus he was forming, that he said could involve trips to Ireland.

Todd alleged Brough smelled of alcohol when she picked him up at 6:15 p.m. According to the complaint, he ordered five drinks during dinner and was heavily intoxicated.

“It got really weird and uncomfortable when he mentioned that he would have ‘one-on-one meetings,'” said Todd, motioning quote signs. “‘One-on-one'” meetings in my room when we were travelling abroad to Ireland”.

“I said I needed to go,” recalled Todd. “I reminded him that he was married and had children”.

She said he wanted a ride. According to the complaint, she alleges as they were driving he asked her to pull over into an empty parking lot.

“He tried to kiss me, I pushed him away, he tried further and then things happened from there,” said Todd, her eyes tearing up.

According to the complaint, Brough pinned her down on the center console of her car as she tried to get away by climbing into the backseat. Todd alleged she “was screaming, ‘NO! BILL NO!’ The entire time.”

“Assemblyman Bill Brough… raped her and sodomized her,” said Todd’s attorney, Michael Schroeder, a former California Republican Party chairman, as he talked about details in the complaint.

After the alleged sexual assault, the complaint stated Brough asked her to drive him downtown, where she dropped him off at a bar.

According to the complaint, Todd said she drove to her home in Elk Grove contemplating suicide by driving off the road.

She provided Eyewitness News with photos of her injuries from the alleged incident – taken at the urging of her friend, an attorney. The pictures show bruises on her thighs, knee, hip, arm and hand.

She said her friend encouraged her to go to the doctor, which she did days later.

“I did go because there was things still happening, still bleeding, still bruising,” she said. “I was also concerned about STDs, HIV, so I wanted to get those tests, which I did.”

Todd said she confided in a couple of friends, but feared telling others.

“I was absolutely worried about my job. I was a soon to be single mom. I had a teenage daughter,” said Todd.

Todd said she didn’t tell Moorlach’s chief of staff Tim Clark when he first asked her what was wrong.

But two months later, she said when Clark asked her again, she gave more details.

“He named the Assemblyman’s name and I broke down,” recalled Todd. “So he (Clark), without me telling him, knew who it was.”

She claimed Clark told her not to tell Sen. Moorlach or report it. Clark disputes that.

“These details described are incorrect. This staff member told me about an alleged incident that took place on her personal time,” Clark said in a statement he provided to Eyewitness News.

Clark said he urged her to report it and referred her to an attorney.

“The staff member demanded that nobody be told,” Clark said in the statement. “I consulted Senate authorities without disclosing names as requested and followed the advice from State Senate personnel. Since this was an incident outside of work and in compliance with her desire for confidentiality, Sen. Moorlach was not briefed.”

At least six women have reportedly accused Brough of sexual assault or harassment, including Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett.

In 2011, Bartlett alleged she was the recipient of inappropriate behavior at a retirement party at a Dana Point restaurant, when she and Brough were on the Dana Point City Council.

She filed a complaint with the city alleging Brough came up from behind, grabbed her shoulders, and tried to steer her out a side door. She said she was afraid and managed to get away.

“It’s been investigated and they found no wrong-doing,” Brough told Eyewitness News in September 2019.

Brough said the allegations were politically motivated by bitterness over his efforts to rein in a toll road agency.

The Dana Point city attorney stated he “did not have sufficient facts or evidence to come to any conclusions regarding the matter.”

Last year, the Republican Party of Orange County called on Brough not to file for re-election and retire at the end of his current term. It said, “based on the totality of the circumstances and controversies surrounding the Assemblyman.”

At that time, at least two women who came forward with allegations against Brough wanted to remain anonymous, but Brough outed them in an email sent to GOP officials to defend himself.

One woman, Legislative staffer Heather Baez filed a sexual harassment complaint against Brough with the Assembly Rules Committee in 2017.

In a statement provided to Eyewitness News, she said “he made repeated and unwanted advances towards me for years including … an extremely offensive and non-consensual physical contact”.

The state looked into her complaint but investigators told her they could not determine if Assembly policy was violated.

In 2019, Jenniffer Rodriguez, a former legislative aide filed a complaint against Brough with the Assembly Workplace Conduct Unit or WCU, that grew out of the Me Too movement.

In a statement provided to Eyewitness News, Rodriguez said Brough told her “I have been watching you for a long time and wondering why you weren’t married.” She claimed he told her he could help her politically if she went home with him.

Last May, Brough was removed from all committee assignments after the WCU investigation found Brough “engaged in inappropriate conduct.” He was ordered to take harassment training.

Brough said he disagreed with the findings.

“I categorically deny harassing or offering political favors to anyone. I will take the recommended training,” said Brough in a statement last May.

Todd said she was also interviewed in August by the WCU. But never heard anything more.

The Republican Assemblyman from Dana Point lost his seat, after failing to qualify for the November ballot.

We left multiple messages for Brough about Todd’s allegations but so far, he has not responded.

After a more than 13 years at the state Capitol, Todd left her career in 2016, returned to school and moved into a new career, away from politics. She has since remarried.

She said she only learned about the other allegations against Brough, after reading a blog last summer.

She said she’s speaking out now-to hold Brough accountable and to help other potential victims who may not have the strength to come forward.

“If something had escalated to my level,” said Todd. “There have to be other women out there who are too scared, that are staying in the shadows, that don’t want to come forward or can’t come forward.”