An Ohio Supreme Court Justice was criticized Friday after allegedly posting a Facebook status about his sexual encounters.
The Democratic gubernatorial hopeful references revelations that Minnesota Senator Al Franken forcibly groped and kissed a woman without her consent and quips that he simply wants to "save [his] opponents some research time".
He went on to say he has been "sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females" during the last 50 years.
O'Neill continues on to claim he's slept with an estimated "50 very attractive females" including a "gorgeous blonde" and "a drop dead gorgeous red head from Cleveland".
"Now can we get back to discussing legalizing marijuana and opening the state hospital network to combat the opioid crisis", he wrote.
A state Supreme Court justice running for OH governor has volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying he was trying to de-legitimize the national "media frenzy" over politicians' sexual indiscretions. Responses include, "Bravo you've boasted about being depraved hedonistic and misogynistic", and the simple, "Seriously?"
The post drew an nearly instantaneous backlash and prompted O'Neill's campaign manager to resign. No words can convey my shock.
"Roy Moore apparently seems to be a challenged individual when it comes to morality", O'Neill told the OH news site.
Several leading OH women are condemning a state Supreme Court justice and gubernatorial candidate for writing a Facebook post that containing candid details of his sexual past with "approximately 50" women.
Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, also a candidate for governor, says his "crass post is ill-timed and dismissive at best".
"The media is about to determine the election of a United States Senate Campaign". His campaign spokesman, Chris Clevenger, condemned O'Neill's comments, calling them "both disturbing and misguided", and said he was quitting the campaign.
"The biggest takeaway for me is that there is something very uncomfortable seeming about a judge who is simultaneously sitting as judge and running for elected office", Geyh said.
O'Connor did not say anything about whether O'Neill should resign, and a court spokeswoman did not respond to a follow-up email. Al Franken (D-MN), the candidate's campaign manager has resigned.