Melanie Nathan, Oct 22-2010-
Griffith Rutherford Harsh V – now that’s an unknown name; but it should not have been and nor would it have been had Meg Whitman not been a billionaire who could hush the rape accusation leveled against Griff- her son! He was never arrested or charged with a crime in connection with the alleged sexual assault incident. Princeton dealt with it quietly and internally, ultimately allowing Harsh to continue his education. He graduated with the class of 2009, three years after his rape accusation—and two years after the inauguration of Whitman College, the residential living complex his billionaire mother donated $30 million to help build. The donation was announced in 2002, the year before Griff matriculated.
Now I have heard about parents spending money to get out of the crap – but wow this is a big dollar price to get your kid off the hook. But then again her $30 million equals 3,000 to the pocket of most fortunate Americans, like $30 to the poor…blah.
According to gawker, the accusation was made after an incident on a spring night in 2006, Griff—then a sophomore—went partying as he would later tell a panel of university disciplinarians, he ran into a classmate and went home with her. They had sex. She awoke the next morning with a black eye, bruised face and, she told friends, no memories from the previous night. According to multiple sources—one of whom was a dormitory adviser at the time—the girl told her friends Griff Harsh had raped her.
A friend who spent time with her the next morning spoke to GAWKER under the condition of anonymity, says Gawker: “She woke up with him on top of her, and he was like, ‘You need the morning-after pill.’ And she was like, ‘Why, what happened?’ She didn’t remember having sex, she didn’t remember consenting, she didn’t remember any of it. “She had clearly hurt herself badly. Or been hurt badly.”
The girl consulted her friends, some of whom worried about the “social repercussions” of accusing such a high-profile student of rape. She was “terrified,” according to her friend. “She didn’t want to press charges because it’s Meg Whitman’s son. She didn’t want to go through that. She didn’t go to the police. She didn’t get a rape kit.” But she did go to the campus health clinic the day after the alleged assault. Shortly thereafter, Princeton launched an internal investigation. They did not discipline Griff because they said they did not have enough evidence.
The rape accusation wasn’t Griff’s only illegal behavior. One year later the 20-year-old was arrested in Princeton for buying alcohol with a fake I.D. He pleaded guilty to underage alcohol possession. Charges of lying about his age to buy alcohol and possessing a “false government document” were dismissed. Here are the relevant complaints:...read more see http://gawker.com/5669754/
Meg Whitman is not only new to running for office, but new to politics as a non voter from the past. No interest on politics until now? Suspect- Now she credits her late political awakening (she didn’t register to vote until seven years ago) to her busy schedule: She was “focused on raising a family.” (oops irony) And yet her two adult sons have been absent from her campaign, perhaps because both boys have faced their share of scandals. (Most recently, Griff’s younger brother Will got into an altercation with a Princeton professor.) Meg embarrassed, by her own kids or kids incapable, or kids no interest. All not good sign.
Well not such nice nor wholesome people I would say. Money can never buy honesty, intelligence, compassion, kindness, love or spirituality, but it sure can buy Princeton and California. Well I hope we can prove the California purchase wrong!