So Sen. Bob Hertzberg isn’t a sex criminal after all? That from the Sacramento Bee.
He’s simply made a political enemy of the bail industry last year when he introduced legislation to overhaul the money bail system in California.
Oh, OK. Got it. The bail bond industry is run by some of the most feckless people on the planet. We all know that. However that’s no reason to discount the allegations of real victims of sexual assault.
That’s exactly what’s happening as the media is casting an intentional shadow on a Bakersfield man tied to the industry who has launched a victims’ hotline and video featuring Hertzberg inappropriately touched women.
T.J. Esposito, the owner of Bail Bond 360 and a marketing agent for his wife’s company Patriot Bail Bonds, denied his effort urging harassment victims to come forward is connected to the bail issue at the Capitol. But Hertzberg said certain elements of the cash bail system are attempting to “weaponize and exploit the #wesaidenough movement in an effort to kill bail reform.”
Esposito said a grass-roots group of citizens paid him to set up the “Sacramento Victims Hotline” website and create the video in December – just days after Hertzberg faced allegations from three women of inappropriately hugging and touching. He said some of his clients are victims of sexual harassment or abuse and requested that his marketing and business consulting agency, Blue Sky Media, conceal their identities.
So the tide is turning against the #MeToo movement. It was just a matter of time before the rich and powerful in Sacramento retaliated. Watch out victims. You’re not safe yet.