Ken Starr accuses independent investigation of Baylor sexual abuse scandal as an "abuse of power." No comment necessary
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) September 24, 2016
The very special prosecutor who chased rumors of Bill Clinton’s infidelities all over the national media has a major grievance. Per Liam Daniel Pierce at Vice Sports:
File this under: you’ve got to be fucking kidding me. Former Baylor president Ken Starr seems to have forgotten what a real victim is, as, in an interview with the Texas Tribune [Saturday], he said that “a grave injustice” was done to Baylor’s fired football coach Art Briles. Injustice? Starr might be forgetting the sexual assault victims that received absolutely no justice under his and Briles’ tenure.
The Baylor University football team was rightfully embroiled in a scandal earlier this year, after an investigation revealed that the university and its football program repeatedly failed to respond to sexual assault accusations against Baylor’s football players. In at least one incident, the investigation discovered, university administrators even retaliated against a complainant. Starr was forced to resign and Briles was fired—and I guess that’s the injustice he was talking about?…
“I’m going to resist the issue, or the characterization, that there was an endemic problem,” Starr said…
I heard Ken Starr today and I'll see Gennifer Flowers tomorrow. I feel 39 again!!
— Charles P. Pierce (@ESQPolitics) September 24, 2016