He’s baaaaack

You may remember Oregon Democratic Rep. David Wu best for the creepy photo he sent to staffers during his 2010 re-election campaign of himself wearing a tiger costume. Or maybe you remember him for sending emails to his staff in the voice of his daughter. When the incidents made headlines and calls came for his resignation, Wu blamed the erratic behavior on stress.

Now Wu is in the news again, this time for an alleged sexual assault. (‘Tiger suit’ congressman trying to rehabilitate image?)

The Oregonian reports that Wu’s office received a voicemail from a young woman accusing the seven-term congressman of an unwanted sexual encounter. One person who heard the message described the caller as “distraught” and said she was breathing heavily.

The woman’s name hasn’t been released. But the Oregonian does say that the woman’s Facebook page indicates she graduated high school in 2010. She’s also a registered California voter, which would make her at least 18 years old.

Sources say the woman is the daughter of one of the congressman’s friends from high school.

Wu isn’t speaking to reporters. Instead, he released a one-sentence statement: “This is very serious, and I have absolutely no desire to bring unwanted publicity, attention, or stress to a young woman and her family.”

The woman and her family don’t want the attention either. The family refused to speak with a reporter at their home, and said through an attorney that “they are not interested in talking to” media.

Wu was also accused of sexual assault as a student at Stanford University. In 1976 an ex-girlfriend claimed Wu tried to force her to have sex with him.

Wu has filed papers for re-election in 2012.

  • Iowa48

    C’mon folks, its Portland Oregon where a road-kill squirrel could get elected if it had a (D) next to it. These brain-dead mall zombies out here are the most ill-informed and uncritical voters in the Union. Our Mayor, Sam Adams, is a total buffoon whose only talent is playing with underage boys in the Men’s Room of City Hall when he is not spending $600million (yesw, sixhundredmillion dollars)on bicycle lanes and banning plastic bags. We have a pedophile ex-governor in Neil Goldscmidt of which the local newspaper described his sexual assault of a child as an “affair.” This state is the poster-child for someplace that is in dire need of adult supervision.

    • virginiagentleman

      I’ve been reading your comments and opinions for quite a while now, and I believe that I am gaining a fair understanding of you. Former military, law enforcement, but most of all, a rational thinker. Since changes will not take place with those now in office, have you considered serving your community and your nation one more time by running for office…IOWA 48, You strike me as a person of honor and quite frankly, our communities and the nation need, and even require, men and women of honor and integrety, to replace those without these two basic requirements. Just sayin’, my friend.

      • Iowa48

        Thank you, sir, for the compliment, however I am currently cashing checks that my body wrote way back when while exiting aircraft in flight, humping rucks up very steep hills, and wrestling very large drunks in very small gutters. I ran up a substantial overdraft on my account, and am currently paying off the installments with usurious interest.
        I am merely part of that over-the-hill gang that feels dutibound to at least pay attention to what is going on and to protest and mourn the demise of our culture and its values. I only hope that I can honorably carry the torch for my uncles who fought at Okinawa and Anzio and who died on Monte Cassino. In the end we all have that debt which can never be retired.
        In response to your kindness, I must say that I have read and enjoyed your own keen observations and common-sense analyses of the issues. Best regards to you.

    • JPRM

      I live in Portland. It’s run by people who act like they’re still in college. I do not mean this in a nice way.

  • MartyS

    Wu offered to put a tiger in her tank.

  • theslowrider

    Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi was ‘too busy,’ I guess trying to ruin this great country, to comment on ANOTHER DEMOCRAT’s sexual troubles. Wu is a psycho, which means he’ll go far in the Democrat party.

  • pcnav

    Doesn’t the pedophile look cute in his tigger PJ’s?

  • robjh1

    How did he make it to congress if he has blueprint for this behavior from 1975? Where are a few good men without blemish and beyond reproach?

  • Jawknee

    Creepy dude…

  • Stergeye

    Maybe he can go get the same 30-day cure as Weiner.