NY Candidate: Netanyahu's spokesman sexually assaulted me

Julia Salazar, 27, whose insurgent campaign has attracted a lot of attention, said on Twitter that she was talking about David Keyes because she was about to be "discovered". as a survivor of a sexual attack.

A New York state Senate candidate said on Tuesday she was sexually assaulted five years ago by a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a charge the man denies.

Julia Salazar, 27, whose insurgent campaign has attracted a lot of attention, said on Twitter that she was talking about David Keyes because she was about to be "discovered". as a survivor of a sexual attack.

Salazar's spokeswoman added that she had been contacted by a reporter from the conservative news site The Daily Caller.

"Before this happens, I want to introduce myself and confirm that I was a victim of sexual assault by David Keyes, spokesman for the Prime Minister of Israel in the foreign media," said Salazar, who seeks to overthrow Brooklyn state Senator Martin Dilan in the Democratic primary of the Thursday.

Julia Salazar, 27, whose insurgent campaign has attracted a lot of attention, said on Twitter that she was talking about David Keyes because she was about to be "discovered". as a survivor of a sexual attack.

David Keyes

David Keyes

Julia Salazar, 27, whose insurgent campaign has attracted a lot of attention, said on Twitter that she was talking about David Keyes because she was about to be "discovered". as a survivor of a sexual attack.

Keyes works as a collaborator with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (seen last week at his office in Jerusalem)

Keyes works as a collaborator with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (seen last week at his office in Jerusalem)

Keyes works as a collaborator with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (seen last week at his office in Jerusalem)

Later, Keyes issued a statement to The Associated Press, in which he said: "This false accusation is made by someone who has proven once again to be dishonest with his own life." This is another example of his dishonesty. "

Salazar wrote on Twitter that he felt that Daily Caller was trying to challenge his accusations.

"I firmly believe that survivors of sexual assault should not be discovered in this way, and I am saddened by the effect this story can have on other women," he said.

The announcement came when Salazar, who hopes to join a wave of rivals who overthrow the establishment's Democrats, has faced scrutiny of shameful episodes in his past and intense criticism for misrepresenting elements of his biography.

She gave public speeches and interviews saying that she was an immigrant from Colombia when she was born in Florida.

The announcement came when Salazar, who hopes to join a wave of challengers by overthrowing establishment Democrats, has faced scrutiny of shameful episodes in his past and intense criticism for misrepresenting elements of his biography.

The announcement came when Salazar, who hopes to join a wave of challengers by overthrowing establishment Democrats, has faced scrutiny of shameful episodes in his past and intense criticism for misrepresenting elements of his biography.

The announcement came when Salazar, who hopes to join a wave of challengers by overthrowing establishment Democrats, has faced scrutiny of shameful episodes in his past and intense criticism for misrepresenting elements of his biography.

He also told people that he had a degree from Columbia University when he did not graduate.

Opponents also point out that she registered as a Republican in Florida before making a political change and declaring herself a socialist after moving to Brooklyn, New York in 2017.

Journalists also revealed that Salazar was arrested in 2011 on charges of fraudulently attempting to access the bank account of the estranged wife of a famous neighbor, the great baseball player Keith Hernandez.

Salazar was accused of having an affair with Hernández during a four-year slander battle with his ex-wife.

Keith Hernandez denies that they were lovers and his ex-wife says he never accused him of a love affair.

His ex-wife Kai Hernandez told police in 2010 that Salazar had stolen $ 11,800 in cash, $ 1,175 in Pottery Barn coupons and $ 950 in wine while he was serving her in Jupiter, Florida.

She also claimed that Salazar, 27, stole her personal information and tried to use it to access her bank account.

Meanwhile, another woman came forward to also accuse Keyes of sexual assault. Shayndi Raice, a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, tweeted in response to Salazar's accusation: "I also had a terrible encounter with David Keyes once and 100% believed him."

Meanwhile, another woman came forward to also accuse Keyes of sexual assault. Shayndi Raice, a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, tweeted in response to Salazar's accusation: "I also had a terrible encounter with David Keyes once and 100% believed him."

Meanwhile, another woman came forward to also accuse Keyes of sexual assault. Shayndi Raice, a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, tweeted in response to Salazar's accusation: "I also had a terrible encounter with David Keyes once and 100% believed him."

The Columbia University student was arrested, interrogated and "humiliated" before the cops dismissed the allegations and returned fire to Hernandez, 54, with a defamation lawsuit.

The former first baseman was included in the list as a witness for Salazar when the case was tried in March 2017, however, both parties resolved at the last moment.

The charges were never prosecuted and Salazar later sued Hernández's wife alleging that she tried to frame her in the case.

Kai Hernandez settled the lawsuit for $ 20,000.

Salazar first made his accusations against Keyes in 2016 after he was appointed as Netanyahu's spokesman.

In a Facebook post, now deleted, she wrote that Keyes had physically forced her to a sexual act in 2013 at her apartment in New York City after they met for coffee. A spokesperson for the campaign, Michael Kinnucan, said it was a publication for friends only that had been completed for less than 24 hours.

The complaint was reported in 2016 by the Israeli media, but Salazar was not identified by name in those stories.

Keyes also denied the allegations and said that "there was absolutely no coercion in our meeting," the Times of Israel reported, citing Israel Army Radio.

Kinnucan said that Salazar, who never reported the encounter with Keyes to the police, was forced to address the allegations publicly after being contacted by the Daily Caller.

The website published a story later on Tuesday confirming that she had told Salazar's campaign that she was preparing a story saying that she was the woman who had anonymously accused Keyes on social media in 2016.

The Daily Caller website reprinted an email sent to Salazar's campaign that said: "Why did you eliminate these accusations? Are you still supported by them? My deadline is one hour."

The Daily Caller said that Salazar's campaign confirmed that she was the accuser without asking him to hide his identity.

Meanwhile, another woman came forward to also accuse Keyes of sexual assault.

Shayndi Raice, a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, tweeted in response to Salazar's accusation: "I also had a terrible encounter with David Keyes once and 100% believed him.

"I knew that this would come out of him at some point.

"Man had absolutely no concept of the word" no ".

& # 39; No matter how often I said no, he would not stop pressing me.

"I was able to free myself quickly and it was a very brief and uncomfortable moment, but I knew that as I walked away I had encountered a predator.

"In later conversations, I discovered that his mistreatment of women was an open secret (I must point out that this happened before he worked for the prime minister).

Salazar rose to fame immediately after his Democratic Socialist colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who upset Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary by the fourteenth congressional district of New York

Salazar rose to fame immediately after his Democratic Socialist colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who upset Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary by the fourteenth congressional district of New York

Salazar rose to fame immediately after his Democratic Socialist colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who upset Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary by the fourteenth congressional district of New York

Salazar rose to fame after the socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who annoyed Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary by the fourteenth congressional district of New York.

But her claims about her growth among poor, working-class Colombian immigrants have begun to crumble in recent days, and her own relatives have stood up to contradict her.

Salazar has been criticized for identifying herself as a Jew despite the fact that her mother, Christine, insisted that she was baptized as a Catholic and her brother Alex claimed that none of her relatives are Jewish, and her uncle is a priest.

Ocasio-Cortez has campaigned for her, including at an event in Williamsburg last week.

But Salazar's focus has been on the reliability of his autobiography.

"I am Colombian, American, but I am also a Jew," he said during a recorded campaign event.

Alex Salazar later told the online Jewish magazine Tablet that no one in his immediate family was Jewish, although one of his father's brothers was actually a Jesuit priest.

"My father was not Jewish, they did not raise us as Jews," he insisted.

She states that her father was of "Sephardic heritage" and that after his death, when he was 18 years old, "he began to deeply explore my religious roots".

She said raising questions about whether she was Jewish "sought to discredit my conversion and my Jewishness in a wrong attempt to attack my credibility as a progressive candidate."

Salazar said he was born in Colombia in an interview with the podcast of Chapo Trap House, but admitted that it was a mistake, blaming a member of the campaign, when his birthplace revealed itself as Miami.

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