Fire them all.
This is Trish Todd
The Voice of OC followed up on the last Orange County Register story about John Moorlach and crew smearing Trish Todd – who I believe was raped by the Sociopathic Bill Brough in 2015.
We’ve been laying out the timeline and facts while Fred Whitaker has accused her (and your intrepid blogger) of libel, Clark has allegedly been calling people and both Clark and Moorlach have been taking a bath in a pigsty. Moorlach and Clark’s comments to the media have been absurd. They are in a five-star mess of their own making.
But when he was asked about allegations that his chief of staff told Todd not to report the rape allegations, Moorlach told the Orange County Register during an editorial endorsement meeting that Todd was a “disgruntled” employee who was not his “best hire.”
Todd says that was an attempt to smear her reputation.
“[Moorlach] told the Orange County Register Editorial Board he was not supportive of hiring me and he had to deal with poor performance by me and these were documented in my personnel file,” Todd said in a statement this week.
“[Moorlach] knew what I knew. That was a complete lie,” Todd added. “He also could not do anything to correct the record because despite my giving him a complete release to disclose my personnel file, there was not anything in there he claimed was in there.”
Through a representative, Todd released documents from her personnel file – including a letter from Moorlach saying “her skill set is far advanced,” so she should be paid an amount that’s “higher than her current salary would allow.”
For those of you unable to click on the link to the letter John Moorlach wrote praising his “disgruntled” former employee – I decided to provide a nice screenshot of it.
So, it looks like John Moorlach is a filthy liar along with Fred Whitaker and Tim Clark – both of whom were reputed to be telling people on the OCGOP during the jam-down of their endorsement of John Moorlach that the “Rape Stuff” was from a source that was not credible and/or a disgruntled former employee.
Now we know why Moorlach has been as quiet as a church mouse lately after digging himself a rehtorical trench for the last two months:
Moorlach declined to comment Thursday on Todd’s allegations about how he handled her rape claims, and whether he feels he handled the situation appropriately.
“I’ve been counseled not to talk,” Moorlach told Voice of OC.
It looks like Tim Clark missed the memo when he was whining to the Orange County Register what a victim he was/is last week in the first story about Trish Todd’s personnel file.
But – it appears that Fred Whitaker is back in his spider hole as well:
Orange County GOP Chairman Fred Whitaker, who has been trying to unite Republican voters around Moorlach, didn’t return phone messages seeking comment on the allegations and whether the party is investigating.
Ego is a powerful and destructive force. The defect in most people about how they’d rather die or get wrecked than admit fault or change course recurs with alarming frequency in politics.
Enter the OC Communist Party:
“By continuing to stand with John Moorlach despite months of overwhelming allegations, the OC GOP is perpetuating a toxic attitude toward women,” said Ada Briceño, chairwoman of the Orange County Democratic Party, in a statement earlier this week.
“It’s wrong, and it’s up to all of us to change it. The OC GOP should rescind its endorsement of John Moorlach; it is the morally responsible thing to do,” she continued.
Moorlach’s “professional retribution” against Todd makes him “unfit to represent any Orange County resident in public office,” she added.
Allow me to express my shock that I am in agreement with the OC Dem Party on all counts of the previous snippet. Shame on the OCGOP for being asleep at the switch.
Then there is this:
“I believe her, and I’m grieved by the pain she carries to this day,” Moorlach said in the opinion piece, regarding Todd’s rape claim against Brough.
“You can only look with respect at the bravery of any woman who files charges alleging rape and willingly suffers that deep loss of privacy to stop a criminal.”
Three days later, Moorlach described Todd to the Register as a “disgruntled” employee who was “assertive,” “strong willed” and not his “best hire.”
Whoops. Click here to see Trish Todd’s open letter to John Moorlach that Moorlach is hiding from replying to.
Now the behavior of these people is pulling down the entire OCGOP, all because they were so fully invested in a political has-been they refuse to see the flaws in.
There’s more coming on the Trish Todd story as I have her entire personnel file now.