Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Greene is facing calls to drop out-of-appeared the race after an assault allegation from 2012. Greene has denied any wrongdoing.
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Jeff Greene, vying for the democratic nomination for Governor in Florida, is covered with a call from the race, after the old allegations of assault surfaced.
Greene was accused by a waitress, to get to his West Palm Beach resort “clapped her on the arm” to grab your attention, turn up the music in 2012, according to a police report by WFOR-TV on Thursday.
According to police, the waitress report, which was 24 at the time, contacted law enforcement authorities a few weeks after the alleged incident, because they wanted the documentation that it happened. She said she didn’t want to believe that Greene meant to hurt you, and you do not want to pursue. They showed, however, resign your job, according to the police report.
Florida National Organization for Women (NOW) has reported in the Chapter on Greene to drop out of the race, citing the recent #MeToo movement, the Tampa Bay Times.
“This type of attack is rooted in power imbalance, and so, unfortunately, it is not surprising that a billionaire Jeff Greene, a victim of female employees,” Florida NOW President Terry Sanders said in a statement. “It was incredible, report brave of her, to the attack, and we stand with her.”
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The Organisation said it was disgusted by the allegations, and alleged that Greene has no place in politics and public service” because he “uses his power and privilege as a weapon against others.”
Greene’s campaign dismissed the allegations as a “non-story” brought forth by the Republicans “to weaken Jeff’s campaign,” it said in a statement.
Campaign spokeswoman Claire VanSusteren movement Sanders accused, that “chose to play politics with the critique of important #MeToo -.” She said Sanders’ response to the accusations was just a fact, “tit for”, because you don’t know how Greene’s campaign ads attacking democratic opponent and former Rep. Gwen Graham.
#FlaPol #sayfie #MeToo pic.twitter.com/ZcWib4SUDl
— Claire VanSusteren (@cvansusteren) August 10, 2018
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The former waitress, declined to comment on the police report, if WFOR achieved.
Labor organization Unite Here criticized Greene’s campaign response to the allegations.
“Shocking. Not only because [Greene] was acting in a way convinced that a woman should say, the police, and quit working for him because his campaign brushed him off and say, ‘this is simply a case of an employee having a bad day,'” it said on Twitter.
“Most of the women are not with the police, because they are “a bad day”. Most of the workers quit their jobs because they are “a bad day”, it was said. “It would be a shame if this is how [Greene] thinks about the people he wants [to vote] for him.”
Most of the women are not with the police, because they are “having a bad day.” Most of the workers quit their jobs because they are “having a bad day.” It would be a shame if this is how @Greene4Florida thinks about people he wants to vote for him. #FLGov #MeToo
— UNITE HERE #1Job (@unit here) August 10, 2018
Greene has been charged, as a candidate the most in contrast to President Trump, to run spots with a promotional video, an argument he had with the President about Greene’s support of Hillary Clinton in 2016.
“I’m the only one who said the uprising against President Trump,” Greene. “I was on CNBC, and I said exactly what I felt – that I would have been scared to death of Donald Trump as President. And let me tell you, it could not be worse.”
Greene is also accused of turning the National Rifle Association (NRA), “our children in the objectives” in a striking campaign mailer containing images of the described children with backpacks, as targets.
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Graham, the NRA and the Trump defendants. She said that she “is as a mother, I am horrified with what this President is. We can never normalize. We can never, it is in order.”
If elected, she said she would sign an Executive order to ban the sale of so-called assault weapons, even though you know it would be challenged in court by the NRA.
The gubernatorial primary on August 28. Rep. Ron DeSantis, and Florida agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam to lead the Republicans in the GOP primary.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter: @K_Schallhorn.