RALEIGH – A city councilman in Raleigh who was only a week ago praising and celebrating the wokeness of mobs for destroying statues and break laws. This week, though, he’s not a citycouncilman.
Saige Martin, the progressive young man on the Raleigh City Council resigned after a News & Observer article detailing multiple young men’s accusations of sexual assault against Martin.
From the N&O:
“Four men, including two current college students, have accused Raleigh City Council member Saige Martin of sexual misconduct. Two say Martin sexually assaulted them. Martin mostly disputes the misconduct allegations and specifically denies the assaults.
The incidents allegedly occurred in 2018 and 2019, including when Martin, now 29, was running for City Council.
All four accusers who spoke to The News & Observer are current or former students at N.C. State University, where Martin was working on his master’s degree in art and design from 2017 until 2019. He was also a teaching assistant for an introductory course in the N.C. State College of Design from August 2018 to May 2019. […]
One of the men, Juni Cuevas, agreed to tell his story publicly.
“I thought about it and I think it’s in the public’s best interest and my moral conscience to go public,” he said in a text message to The N&O.
Two men, including Cuevas, described receiving Grindr messages from Martin and then meeting him for dates that they said began with consensual contact and ended with them being physically restrained and forced into unwanted sexual acts.
One student, who was 17 years old at the time, described meeting Martin at a campus event in 2019, receiving explicit messages from Martin later that day and feeling pressured to engage in a sexual act in an on-campus parking lot.
Another student said he received flirtatious text messages from Martin while he was the student’s teaching assistant. Text messages reviewed by The N&O show that shortly after the semester ended, Martin offered to pay the student to come to his house and cuddle with him. […]”
Now, these are mere accusations, and unlike a lot of people on the Left, we actually take the presumption of innocence seriously. Martin denies the most serious charges and says that someone is targeting him.
Yet, isn’t it rich that one of the wokest, most progressive local elected officials in the Capital City is not a victim of the ‘Believe All [Gay Men]’ dichotomy that the Left worked so hard to construct with the #MeToo movement? Martin himself says he was sexually assaulted in the past and “wants to believe all allegations that come forward.”
When that allegation is made against him, he suddenly sees the downside of such backward thinking. But only when it stands to affect him.
The hypocrisy on the Left is on full display every day that ends in ‘Y’ so this is not really a surprise, but it is quite ironic.
Read more about the allegations here, if you wish.