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A candidate for the New York state Senate Tuesday accused a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of sexual assault, amid fears that she would be “outed” by a news story concerning the incident.
Julia Salazar, a 27-year-old Democratic Socialist looking to unseat Brooklyn state Sen. Martin Dilan in Thursday's Democratic primary, said in a statement on Twitter that she came forward about the alleged assault after being contacted by a reporter from the conservative website The Daily Caller.
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"Before this runs, I want to come forward and confirm that I was a victim of sexual assault by David Keyes," Salazar wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. “I’ve spoken to other journalists who were investigating accusations against David Keyes on background about this experience, but have never spoken on the record about it until now.”
Netanyahu aide Keyes has denied the allegation.
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Salazar added: "I strongly believe sexual assault survivors should not be outed in this way, and am saddened by the effect this story may have on other women.”
The website acknowledged in a story on Tuesday that it had pushed Salazar to confirm that she was the alleged victim of sexual assault by Keyes.
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Following Salazar’s revelation, Wall Street Journal reporter Shayndi Raice also accused Keyes of sexual assault.
“The man had absolutely no conception of the word ‘no,’” Raice said on Twitter. “No matter how often I said no, he would not stop pushing...
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