Family of Romney’s Alleged Bully Victim Speaks Out: ‘The Portrayal of John Is Factually Incorrect’
On Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was accused of attacking a student whom he believed to be gay during his prep school years. Although Romney claimed to have no memory of the incident, he apologized on Thursday for the “dumb things” he did back in high school. But now, the family of the purported victim is speaking up and slamming the story as a political ploy.
Christine Lauber, the older sister of Romney’s classmate, John Lauber, claims she has no knowledge of the bullying incident involving her brother, who passed away from liver cancer in 2004. When ABC News showed Christine the story, she became agitated and somewhat emotional.
“Even if it did happen, John probably wouldn’t have said anything,” she said. “If he were still alive today, he would be furious [about the story].”
Betsy, another sister, spoke up about the incident as well. Aside from stating that the portrayal of her brother is inaccurate, she said the family is frustrated that the story is being used to push a political agenda.
“The family of John Lauber is releasing a statement saying the portrayal of John is factually incorrect and we are aggrieved that he would be used to further a political agenda,” she said. “There will be no more comments from the family.”
As The Blaze originally reported, the accusation has been corroborated by Phillip Maxwell, a lawyer and a former classmate of the top GOP candidate. Others, too, have reportedly corroborated the tale. Here’s the original story, as reported by The Washington Post:
I'm sure this is just the beginning of many more attempts by the SSM supporting media to attack and slander anyone that doesn't 100% support SSM. I hope they keep it up because every false story they invent will only reflect negatively on Obama.