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Letter: Accusers should have to testify under oath

I feel that I am now a second class citizen. If a woman mishears my innocent comment as a crude sexual remark, she is always to be believed over me. I am glad that policy was not in place 20 years ago when I was so accused. Even so, the experienc...

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I feel that I am now a second class citizen. If a woman mishears my innocent comment as a crude sexual remark, she is always to be believed over me. I am glad that policy was not in place 20 years ago when I was so accused. Even so, the experience was traumatic. I have had difficulty trusting people ever since. It seriously messed up my life. I wish that woman had said, "Excuse me. What did you just say?" so that I could have cleared up the misunderstanding.

I stand with Sen. Al Franken as he faces claims of sexual assault. It is imperative that there be an ethics investigation into the matters so that his accusers have to testify under oath. Pictures of him with his accusers do not show traumatized women. They seem to enjoy his company. A lot.

Franken has been calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to explain apparent untruths in his sworn testimony during confirmation hearings. The allegations against him can be seen as attempt to weaken his pressure on Sessions. Since the independent counsel is already investigating Sessions, he should look into this matter. No one should be allowed to destroy someone through social media without testifying under oath.

Peterson lives in Moorhead.

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