Barstool Sports co-founder Dave Portnoy has vehemently denied accusations of rough sex with women as young as 19 and says he’s scared of cancel culture.
Two women accused Portnoy, 44, – who has been linked to three sex tapes – of filming them without consent, choking them and spitting on them, reported.The women accusing him have not been identified.
Portnoy denies the claims, saying he was the victim of an eight-month ‘witch hunt’.
He posted a 10-minute video to Twitter on Thursday in response to the story, speaking publicly against the advice of his attorneys.
‘People f***ing hate me because I interviewed Trump or I go on Tucker Carlson,’ he said.’The woke cancel culture wants to cancel me. This is the next escalation and they’re like oh he wrote a rape joke in 2010 which I wouldn’t do now.
‘He made a video at a porn convention, he must be a rapist and let’s just dig up every rock and I’m scared now.I’m scared because they’re asking for more. They’re asking the internet, ‘tell us bad stories about Dave Portnoy.’ Well guess what? A lot of f***ing people hate me.’
A woman identified under the pseudonym Madison, who was 20 at the time of the alleged encounter, told the outlet she connected with Portnoy after messaging him on Instagram and later told him she fantasized about being raped.
‘You and I are going to get along so well,’ he reportedly responded.
Two women have come forward with accounts of unpleasant, violent sex with Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy
Portnoy posted a video on Twitter to address the claims, saying the sex was ‘100 percent consensual’ and that ‘there was no weirdness’ after the hookups
He allegedly bought her a first-class plane ticket to visit him in Nantucket, where she said they shared pizza and she performed oral sex on him.
She told the outlet that he began videotaping the intimate moment without permission.
‘I never said anything,’ she said.’I was scared.
‘He was just so mean.’
The pair also had sex, and Business Insider shared an alleged text exchange between Madison and a friend after the hook up.
In a text, a woman accused Portnoy of filming her and spitting in her mouth
It said: ‘It was so rough I felt like I was being raped he video taped me and spit in my mouth and choked me so hard I couldn’t breathe.
‘And it hurt and I was literally screaming in pain.’
Madison added: ‘It was so painful.I kept trying to get away and he was like, ‘Stop running away from me. Stop running away from me.’
She said he ‘went harder’ after she protested.
Another woman told Business insider that she too was choked and videotaped during sex without consent.
She said she didn’t want to elaborate for fear of retaliation.
‘I know how he is when someone goes after him,’ she told the outlet.
A woman who was 19 when she had sex with Portnoy said the fling left her feeling suicidal
Another woman identified under the moniker Allison told Business Insider she was hospitalized with suicidal thoughts after having a fling with Portnoy inside his Nantucket house when she was 19.
‘He leaned in and started kissing me and I didn’t know what to do at that point,’ she told the publication. ‘And we went upstairs and he was really aggressive and I didn’t know what to do and we had sex and that was it and he kicked me out.’
The woman claimed Portnoy chocked her during sex and repeatedly spat in her mouth.
‘I was kind of scared,’ she said.’I didn’t want to disappoint him.’
She said two photos – a selfie of her and Portnoy and a snap of her leaving the house – soon circulated around the island community, exposing their fling.
‘I guess it was kind of my breaking point,’ Allison told a reporter.
She was hospitalized three nights later suffering from mental health issues, but says she does not consider her encounter with Portnoy a sexual assault.
Instagram influencer Ava Louiise said she received a message from Portnoy that said: ‘I never reach out.I noted you 2 weeks ago and was interested’
He reportedly added: ‘I thought about you a bunch last night.Not all wholesome all the time’
Instagram influencer Ava Louiise discussed her interactions with Portnoy during a Business Insider interview, saying she began chatting with him when she was 19 and he was 40.
‘I never reach out. I noticed you 2 weeks ago and was interested,’ Portnoy said in a text to the teen, according to Insider.
He later added: ‘I thought about you a bunch last night.Not all wholesome all the time.’
She replied: ‘I wanna be famous so bad I’d be so good at it.’
‘I’m a good start then,’ Portnoy said.
Ava Louise said she ultimately decided not to hook up with Portnoy, and in hindsight found his behavior ‘predatory.’
‘It’s every man that has followers or status of any sort, and it’s kind of, like, terrifying in a way,’ she said.
Portnoy said in his video statement he suspected an article would be published because his female friends had warned him of a reporter who spent the past eight months fishing for dirt on his sexual exploits.
Portnoy said he was targeted by a reporter who spent eight months trying to dig up dirt on his sex life, and said the article’s ‘narrative was already decided upon’
‘It was making it sound like the story is already written; they’re trying to portray you a certain way,’ he said.’I’m pretty confident in myself. I know I’ve never done anything weird with a girl – ever.’
He said he was hoping the reporter would drop the story.
‘It became obvious she was going to continue to dig and dig and dig whether took four months, eight months, or eight years to fulfil the narrative she had already decided upon before she even started this article from day one.’
He said Madison’s recounting of their encounter was far from the reality of the situation, acknowledging that while they did hook up, it involved two willing participants.
‘At no point was it not 100 percent consensual, at no point did she ask me to stop,’ he said.’At no point did either of us think something unseemly happen.
‘There was no weirdness after, it was totally fine.’
Portnoy shared a text exchange he said he had with Allison after they slept together which proves they were on good terms
He said he met Allison after she sent him a direct message on social media, and added that while her depression was ‘f***ing awful,’ there were no hints that their rendezvous left her feeling unwell.
Portnoy shared a text exchange he claimed was made between he and Allison after they met.
‘Miss my d*** yet?’ he said.
‘Hahaha of course,’ she replied, adding she was ‘in shock’ he was continuing to message her.
Portnoy came forward with his version of events against the advice of his attorneys
Portnoy said all of the allegations levelled against him by the outlet are false.
‘Those are the two accusations sexual nature that were dug up against me,’ he said.’The first one, I’ll never be able to prove my side of the story, ever. It’s a he said, she said. I swear to God on my life, I’m telling the truth. The second one at least I have something to back it up.
‘This reporter had an agenda from day one from the second she picked up paper it took her eight months.’
The reporter, Julia Black, said on Twitter that she’s never worked so hard on a story before.
‘I hope you’ll take some time to read it,’ she said.’Thank you for the team at @insder for their support, and of course, the brave sources who spoke to me over the last 8 months.’
Portnoy, 44, married ex-wife Renee Satherthwaite, 33, in 2009; the pair announced their split in 2017
Since starting Barstool Sports in 2003, Portnoy has grown the media company into a multimillion-dollar enterprise.
He married Renee Satherthwaite, 33, in 2009.
He announced their split in a January 2017 blog post, writing: ‘It was mutual.No shady s*** on either side. I love her. I will always love her. We both needed a break to figure our s*** out.
‘Nothing that is happening is behind the other person’s back. She’s f***ing awesome and we both love each other. I’d legit take a bullet for her and that hasn’t changed and frankly who knows what the future will bring for the two of us,’ he added.
He previously dated fitness instructor Jordyn Hamilton, but they split following rumors that she cheated on him with another fitness instructor.
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‘It’s clear from this case, and porn many others I’ve been made aware of, that the police are still struggling to fully understand and investigate crimes which are committed online, or have an online element.
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They must work, right?
Lonely, but resisting silence.
Suzanne Morphew’s married lover Jeff Libler will be forced to take the stand when her husband Barry goes on trial for her murder in May.
Newly released court documents show Libler is included prominently on the witness list – which also includes Morphew’s girlfriend Shoshona Darke, 51.
Morphew, 53, was charged with his wife’s murder in May – a year after she vanished.Suzanne, 49, was reported missing when daughters Mallory and Macy were unable to get hold of her on Mother’s Day 2020.
The papers were released as Morphew appeared in court in Salida for a new hearing on Tuesday during which Judge Patrick Murphy was to rule on a defense motion asking for the case to be dismissed based on lack of evidence.
Barry Morphew appeared in court in Salida, Colorado on Tuesday when a judge was set to rule on a defense motion asking for the case to be dismissed based on lack of evidence
The 53-year-old was flanked by his two daughters Macy (left) and Mallory (right) as he walked into court
Morphew was charged with his wife’s murder in May – a year after she vanished.Suzanne, 49, was reported missing when the couple’s two daughters were unable to get hold of her on Mother’s Day 2020
It has now been rescheduled after only three of the six witnesses called by the defense were heard, with Judge Murphy telling Morphew’s team to streamline and refile their motions.
The defense also used the hearing to object to the presence of a game camera trap set up by Chaffee County Sheriff close to the dad-of-two’s home.
Wearing a gray shirt and jeans and flanked by his two daughters, Morphew refused to speak to reporters as he made his way inside accompanied by his legal team.
During a previous hearing in September, cops revealed that Suzanne had enjoyed a two-year fling with dad-of-six Libler that began after the former schoolfriends reconnected on social media.
The passionate affair included overnight trips to Florida and New Orleans, while mom-of-two Suzanne regularly sent the married dad racy photos – including her final photo which showed her posing in a bikini top the day before she was reported missing.
Meanwhile Morphew, cops said, regularly logged into extramarital dating site Ashley Madison and had an account on porn website Celebrity Jihad.
Prosecutors say that while Morphew was desperate to save his marriage, Suzanne was equally determined to leave – a motive, they claim, for murder.
In an earlier court hearing in September, cops revealed that the missing mom had a two-year fling with dad-of-six Jeff Libler (right) which began after the former high school classmates reconnected on social media
Newly released court documents obtained by DailyMail.com show Suzanne Morphew’s married lover Jeff Libler is included prominently on the witness list, as well as Barry’s girlfriend Shosana Darke, and his two daughters Macy and Mallory
Morphew is due to go on trial in May and is charged with one count of murder in the first degree plus further counts of tampering with a dead body, voter fraud and attempt to influence a public figure.
He has vigorously denied murder and is currently suing the Chaffee County sheriff and prosecutor for alleged misconduct.
Morphew, who is out of jail on a $500,000 cash bond, is currently living in a house just meters from the $1.3m home he shared with Suzanne.
Since being released from jail, he has spent much of his time with Darke – and was pictured exclusively by DailyMail.com with the mom-of-one in October.
At the time, prosecutors were demanding Morphew leave the property where he has been staying since he was set free in September – and move into Darke’s modest downtown Salida home where they say he is paying the $2,000-a-month rent.
The two-bedroom home is also closer to the Chaffee County Courthouse and allows for easier GPS tracking according to the prosecution motion.
That motion was later denied, leaving Morphew to continue living at the luxury two-story Airbnb, which sits in a remote wooded area and comes complete with a glass-fronted balcony and manicured grounds that overlook his former home.
Mallory and Macy Morphew have been seen supporting their dad in court despite the murder charges against him
Wearing a gray shirt and jeans and flanked by his two daughters, Morphew refused to speak to reporters as he made his way inside accompanied by his legal team
He was seen leaving court after an uneventful hearing ahead of his murder trial
Barry was flanked by his daughters as he left court Tuesday.Also joining him was his all female defense team
Other witnesses on the list include Jeanne Ritter, 73, who reported Suzanne missing and Morgan Gentile, a former employee of Morphew’s who told cops he had left a hotel in Broomfield, Colorado, reeking of chlorine on the day his wife vanished – first reported by DailyMail.com in September 2020.
Also on the witness list is CBI agent Jonathan Grusing who told court in September that he believed Morphew murdered his wife using animal tranquilizer before covering his tracks and disposing of her body – possibly in the remote Garfield Mine.
Shoshona Darke, 51, pictured in her booking photo after she was arrested for trespassing in September
Law enforcement also pointed to Morphew’s phone being placed in airplane mode repeatedly over the weekend of May 9 and 10 and cited data from his truck which showed he had repeatedly opened and closed the doors in the early hours of May 10.
Meanwhile, the papers also lay bare the extent of Morphew’s relationship with housekeeper Darke which began in late 2020.
According to the arrest affidavit, cops were first tipped off about his new squeeze in December 2020 but were unable to catch them together so mounted a camera on a telegraph pole outside her home.
In early February, DailyMail.com witnessed Morphew visit the property on consecutive nights – staying until the following morning – but was unable to verify the identity of the occupant or their relationship with Morphew.
Police were later able to obtain security footage from Antler’s Hotel in Colorado Springs taken on Valentine’s Day which showed the pair checking in together.
Darke has refused to speak about her relationship with Morphew, despite being repeatedly approached by DailyMail.com, and maintained a low profile during his stay in jail.
Suzanne’s missing person case went unsolved for video months until June this year when Barry was suddenly arrested
The couple with their two daughters, Mallory and Macy, who have been supporting their father
She also denied being in a relationship with him when confronted by the cops but later admitted to meeting him in October 2020.
But since his release, she has been a constant presence in his life and, on September 28, was arrested after being caught trespassing at the former Morphew home.
Darke is understood to have been staying with Morphew at the AirBNB and was caught on security camera walking up the drive and picking up a package that had just been left by a Fedex van on the front porch of the home.
Darke was charged with one count of third-degree criminal trespass and was released from the Chaffee County Jail on a $500 bond, after telling cops her sole income is a $1,800-a-month veteran’s disability allowance.
She is currently facing legal proceedings over the trespassing charge with another hearing on the case scheduled for next week.
Republican Sen. Josh Hawley said needed to ‘call men back to responsibility,’ in a new interview that .
‘Spending your time on video games, spending your time watching porn online while doing nothing is not good for you, your family, or this country,’ Hawley said.
The Republican also suggested the left should be blamed for men’s undoing.
Hawley sat down with Axios’ Mike Allen, who asked him about recent remarks he made at the National Conservatism Conference over Halloween weekend in Orlando.
There, tube he said ‘that after years of being told … that their manhood is the problem, more and more men are withdrawing into the enclave of idleness, and pornography, and video games.’
‘We need the kind of men who make republics possible,’ Hawley said.
Allen wanted to know why Hawley saw masculinity as his ‘new big issue.’
Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (right) talked to Axios’ Mike Allen (left) about masculinity for an episode of Axios on HBO that aired Sunday
‘Well, what I think what the left is doing is attacking America,’ Hawley replied. ‘They’re saying that America is systemically oppressive, and men are systemically responsible.’
Hawley was then asked to define a man.
‘Well, a man is a father, a man is a husband, a man is somebody who takes responsibility,’ he answered.
‘As conservatives, we’ve got to call men back to responsibility,’ the Republican senator continued.
He noted that more and more men aren’t working – and thus are playing video games and watching pornography, while also not getting married.
Allen pushed back asking if Hawley meant what he was saying ‘literally’ – that ‘what liberals are doing’ was causing men to play more Donkey Kong and watch more PornHub.
‘Well, what I mean literally is that the liberal attack, the leftwing attack on manhood says to men you’re part of the problem,’ Hawley replied. ‘It says that your masculinity is inherently problematic, it’s inherently oppressive.’
Hawley said ‘policy over many years’ created this perceived problem.
‘You’ve got 16 million men Mike, who are idle, who don’t have anything to do. Now partly that’s their own responsibility, but also it’s partly because jobs have dried up in many cities across America, and rural areas too,’ Hawley said.
‘I think you put together lack of jobs, you put together fatherlessness, you put together the social messages that we teach our kids at school,’ he continued. ‘I think we have to confront that and its effects.’
Hawley said the left viewing masculinity as ‘oppressive’ has caused men to watch porn and play video games, instead of getting married (stock image)
When Justin Duggar announced his engagement to his now-wife Claire the day after his 18th birthday last year, social media users found the timing suspicious — and now Claire has confirmed that Justin did, in fact, propose when he was just 17.
On November 5 of this year, the 20-year-old bride said that it had been exactly a year since Justin popped the question — meaning he was ten days shy of being legally allowed to wed when he asked her to be his wife.
Though Claire has limited Instagrammers’ ability to comment on her post, Redditors have called it ‘insane’ that the youngsters were planning their wedding before Justin was even old enough to vote.
Made up his still-developing mind!Justin’s wife Claire, 20, revealed on November 5 that it was the one-year anniversary of Justin, now 18, popping the question
Children in love: That was ten days before his 18th birthday, when he became legally eligible for marriage in Texas and Arkansas
Well THAT’s not from a Cracker Jack box!Teen groom Justin managed to swing a bit of bling for his missus
Fans and critics had previously speculated that the timing was incredibly close, with many guessing that they’d already been engaged for some time when they announced last year
The couple had first announced their engagement on November 16, 2020, a day after Justin — who was born in 2002 — turned 18, the legal age to marry without parental permission.
In Arkansas, children can marry at age 17 with parental consent, while only emancipated minors can marry at 16 or 17 in Texas.
Fans and critics speculated that the timing was incredibly close, with many guessing that they’d already been engaged for some time — but waited to share the news publicly because they knew the optics weren’t good.
But now Claire has officially confirmed what so many guessed: Her baby-faced husband was, indeed, still legally a child when he got down on one knee.
‘Hard to believe it has been one year since our engagement!Such a whirlwind day filled with joy!’ Claire wrote on Instagram, captioning a slideshow of photos of the the two of them.
Family members — including Justin’s sisters Jessa, Jinger, and Joy Anna — liked the post, and supportive comments have poured it.
And they called it puppy love: Claire has officially confirmed what so many guessed, that her baby-faced husband was, indeed, still legally a child when he got down on one knee
Countdown ’til he’s legal!In Arkansas, children can marry at age 17 with parental consent, while only emancipated minors can marry at 16 or 17 in Texas
As long as they’re married, it’s OK!The revelation is a particularly eyebrow-raising one given the family’s questionable record on protecting minors when it comes to sex
But on Reddit, some critics have voiced shock and concern that Justin and Claire would be encouraged to tie the knot at their ages.
‘No 17-year-old should be engaged…that’s not even a legal adult. Insane,’ wrote one.
‘Aren’t most 17-year-old boys thinking about how to ask someone to prom? Gah…’ wrote another.
‘Man, their families just remind me how grateful I am that my parents were normal and let me date who I wanted at my own pace and didn’t creepily involve themselves in my sex life,’ wrote one more.
Others called it ‘gross’ and ‘unsettling.’
‘This is sad,’ said one.’You’ve barely experienced life at that age. You hardly understand yourself, never mind a partner.’
Though Justin — who would have been a high school senior at the time of his proposal if he had not been homeschooled — was an adult by the time he officially wed, the revelation about his age at the time of the engagement is a particularly eyebrow-raising one given the family’s questionable record on protecting minors when it comes to sex.
Predator: Justin’s brother Josh goes on trial this month for child pornography charges, and has documented incidents of sexually abusing minors when he was a teenager
Protecting their kids?Their parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, have strict rules governing contact between boys and girls – but still allowed Josh to be around his sisters after he molested them
Josh went on to have seven children and was allowed complete access to other children after he sexually abused his sisters
Justin’s oldest brother, Josh, is about to go on trial this month for child pornography charges, and has documented incidents of sexually abusing minors when he was a teenager.
In 2016, it was revealed that Josh had molested five girls, including four of his sisters.After going to a faith-based rehab facility in Little Rock, Arkansas in 2003, he returned home and lived with his minor siblings, and has since gone on to have seven children with his wife, Anna.
In April, he was arrested and charged with federal counts of receiving and possessing child pornography. According to the indictment against Josh, he is alleged to have downloaded child sexual abuse material online in May 2019.
When the raid was carried out and before Josh knew what authorities were investigating, he had allegedly asked agents: ‘What is this about?Has someone been downloading child pornography?’
Josh was asked about having child porn in his possession and he allegedly responded: ‘I’d rather not answer that question.’
Some of the material he is accused of possessing shows children under the age of 12, and Homeland Security special agent Gerald Faulkner described some of the content as ‘in the top five of the worst of the worst that I’ve ever had to examine.’
Getting handsy!Justin and Claire ‘met at a family conference,’ but their families have known each other since before they were born
Just kids!On Reddit, some critics have voiced shock and concern that Justin and Claire would be encouraged to tie the knot at their ages
No time to waste! Though the pair had announced their courtship in September 2020, they had officially met on April 27, 2019
Justin had confirmed his engagement on last November.
‘There is nothing comparable to finding the one you are meant to spend your life with.We know we have found that in each other,’ the couple said in a joint statement. ‘We cannot wait to be married and are looking forward to a life together of faith in Christ, love for one another, and happiness!’
‘So excited to announce that we are engaged!!’ Justin wrote on Instagram.’I will never forget the look on her face when I slid the ring on her finger. We look forward to the day that we get to begin the rest of our lives together!’
Though the pair had announced their courtship two months before, they had actually officially met on April 27, 2019, and had over a year and a half of getting to know each other before getting engaged.
Speaking to Us Weekly at the time, Justin said: ‘God brought Claire in my life and I wasn’t really expecting it, but he brought her along right when I needed her.
‘Ever since then, I just knew that she was the one.Claire has a lot of good qualities and I can sit here and tell you all of them, but there are so many good things that Is see in her. I’m so blessed to have her in my life.’
Claire added: ‘Justin and I’s families have known each other for over 20 years so before he or I were even born, and then we got connected last year.
Gettin’ frisky!The teen groom and his bride shared a kiss at the altar at their February wedding
Never been kissed!If they followed Duggar traditions, shared their first kiss ever at the altar
Victory!The pair is seen walking back down the aisle after saying ‘I do,’ with some of Justin’s older brothers seen as groomsmen in the background
Full-frontal at last!The Duggars adhere to strict rules when it comes to dating, limiting their physical contact to brief side-hugs – so as to avoid full-body contact – before marriage
‘I’m really looking forward to the memories to come spent with him.I’m excited to see what the Lord holds for us in the near future.’
Meanwhile, Claire shared another message about their courtship on Instagram, writing: ‘Words will never express the depth of my love and admiration for this amazing man! He is the most tenderhearted person, and every moment spent with him is treasured.
‘I’m so thankful for the man of God that he is.Whether we are in person, or long distance, he cherishes and loves me unconditionally. His example to me and all he meets, is unlike any other. I am the most blessed woman on earth to be in a relationship you. I’ll love you forever.’
The puppy love pair wasted no time making it down the aisle, and got married in front of at least 100 guests in Texas on February 26, 2021.
Photos and video show Justin a navy suit, a moss green tie, and a white rose boutonniere.
They did it! The couple announced their newlywed status on Friday shortly after they said ‘I do’
Canceled: Unlike some of Justin’s older siblings, Justin won’t see his wedding on TV, as the family reality show as canceled this summer
On camera: However, they did hire a videographer to document the occasion
Claire, meanwhile, wore a tiered A-line lace gown by Allure bridals, which she appears to have had fitted with an additional modesty panel of lace above the neckline.Her hair was done in a loose braid woven with roses.
A video by videographer Gabriel Johnson captures the pair walking arm-in-arm outside at sunset and posing together with Claire’s hand on Justin’s chest and Justin’s hand on the small of her back — a sexually tempting position they’d have been banned from taking just hours before.
But the real thrill came inside, seconds after a pastor officially wed the couple: Allowed to kiss for the fist time, Justin put his hands on either side of Claire’s face and went in for the prize.
Claire, who had her arms around his back, followed up the quick smooch with a hug.
The Duggars, who are fundamentalist Christians, adhere to strict rules when it comes to dating, limiting their physical contact to brief side-hugs — so as to avoid full-body contact — until they are engaged.
Once engaged, many of them graduate to hand holding, but still save any more touching — including full-frontal hugs first kisses — until they are married.
Though Justin and Claire haven’t confirmed that they, too, followed those rules, fans assume that they remained equally chaste until their nuptials.
‘Today we have started a journey together that God crafted long before we ever knew it was meant to be.We are so thankful for the love of Christ that has b, they have since gone on to purchase a 737-square-foot two bedroom, one bathroom house estimated to be worth $134,700 in Fort Worth, Texas, a short drive from Claire’s parents, the Spiveys.
The home was purchased on September 9, with the deed listing a a general purchase price of just $10.According to The Sun, sale amounts are not public record in Texas.
However, Realtor.com estimates the home to be worth $134,700, while Zillow puts the number at $133,300. It was last listed in 2015-2016 for $74,500.
The house has what appears to be a one-car garage and a backyard and looks like it needs a bit of work, but Justin seems up for the challenge, having flipped at least one home already.
Adult film actress Lily Cade had reportedly called for the ‘lynching’ of high-profile trans women
The have removed the words of a porn star who ‘called for trans people to by lynched’ from a controversial article following a fierce backlash from trans activists.
The broadcaster defended the piece, which was published last week with the headline ‘We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women’, following complaints it was ‘transphobic and poorly evidenced’.
On Thursday the BBC said the article has been edited to remove the quotes of former porn actress Lily Cade ‘in light of comments she has published on blog posts in recent days, which we have been able to verify’.
Ms Cade had reportedly called for the ‘lynching’ of high-profile trans women and called them ‘vile, weak and disgusting’ on her website, which has been down since Wednesday.
She had said: ‘I need the mothers on my side.I’m on the side of the breeders. I’m on the side of the children. F*** feelings. I care about the emotional and physical well-being of the future generations, not some spoiled little f*** of the easiest, stupidest, path of least resistance society that has ever existed’s bulls*** delusions.
‘No woman should ever pity a weak man. Tear your f***ing blinders off, b****, what the f*** is wrong with you?Your pity rewards weak men for their weakness. You have sacrificed your children’s futures on the altar of that pity.’
The BBC article did not feature those comments.
More than 20,000 people have now signed an open letter to the broadcaster, condemning the piece and accusing the BBC of ‘transphobia’.
A statement published on the complaints section of the BBC website read: ‘We acknowledge that an admission of inappropriate behaviour by the same contributor should have been included in the original article.’
The BBC faced a fierce backlash after it published an article which described the pressures three lesbian women had allegedly faced from their trans partners into having sex
More than 20,000 people have signed an open letter condemning the article
A spokesman for the BBC said: ‘This is an important piece of journalism that raises issues that should be discussed.
‘We have updated this article, published last week, to remove a contribution from one individual in light of comments she has published on blog posts in recent days, which we have now been able to verify.
‘We acknowledge that an admission of inappropriate behaviour by the same contributor should have been included in the original article.’
The piece, published last week, questioned whether a lesbian is ‘transphobic if she does not want to have sex with trans women’.
It also included comments from a number of lesbians who said they have been criticised for not wanting to have sex with trans women, including one who said they ‘had someone saying they would rather kill me than Hitler’.
The BBC was previously sent an open letter criticising the article by campaign group Trans Activism UK, which was signed by more than 20,000 people.
It criticised the piece for including a social media survey of 80 lesbians, of which 56% said they had been pressured or coerced to accept a trans woman as a sexual partner.
The letter said the article ‘dangerously frames’ lesbians being pressured into sex ‘as a widespread issue’.
The BBC have now updated the article revealing that Ms Cade’s contribution had been removed
The article’s author Caroline Lowbridge spoke to three women, who used aliases, and said they had experienced a backlash after stating they would not want to have sex with a trans woman.
Jennie, a lesbian who is only attracted to women who are biologically female, said she had been described as transphobic, a genital fetishist, a pervert and a ‘TERF’ – a trans exclusionary radical feminist.
She told the BBC : ‘I’ve had someone saying they would rather kill me than Hitler.
‘They said they would strangle me with a belt if they were in a room with me and Hitler.That was so bizarrely violent, just because I won’t have sex with trans women.’
Another woman, who used the name Chloe, told the BBC she felt so pressured she ended up having sex with a trans woman at university after repeatedly explaining she was not interested.
She added: ‘I felt very bad for hating every moment, because the idea is we are attracted to gender rather than sex, and I did not feel that, and I felt bad for feeling like that.’
Ms Lowbridge said those affected had told her ‘the pressures came from a minority of trans women’.