OrangeJuiceBlog editor and publisher Vern Nelson, on a break from rehab for alcohol abuse, has finally responded to charges by Anaheim mayoral candidate Lorri Galloway that Nelson sexually assaulted her years ago while she gave him a ride home after he missed the bus after an Anaheim City Council meeting. Nelson posted the comment below on the OJ Blog last night:
Galloway #MeToo: Nelson Denies and Cries “Lies”; Galloway Responds
Anyone who knows Galloway knows she and her husband are devoted to each other. The idea that Lorri might be interested in any sort of extramarital fling with anyone — and especially one with Nelson — just doesn’t compute. The notion that women throw themselves at Nelson or are receptive to romantic overturns from Nelson for his piano playing ability frankly make me throw up in my mouth just a little.
Between Diamond’s revelations of lecherous behavior, Nelson’s known drinking issues, alleged racist language, perhaps what Nelson should have said was:
“I may have been intoxicated and interpreted kindness from Lorri Galloway as something more and I behaved inappropriately towards her. When she reacted negatively, I should have stopped and I apologize for my behavior towards her then and ask for her forgiveness today.”
So here’s how it stands. Vern Nelson, convicted of DUI four times and arrested for felony DUI in April 2016. His co-blogger admits lecherous behavior on his part. Divorced and re-married; agnostic.
Lorri Galloway, former Anaheim city council member, runs a nationally charity for battered women and children, happily married for years to the same man. Christian and a grandmother.
Who are you going to believe?