Sep 17, 2020
Ex-top Pentagon official sexually harassed two women over seven years
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A former top Pentagon official sexually harassed two female colleagues over seven years — subjecting them to unwanted attention, including photographing the buttocks of one woman and giving the other massages during “mentoring” sessions, according to a report released on Wednesday.
John James, who was executive director of the Missile Defense Agency, retired in February amid an investigation into his conduct, Military.com reported.
The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General substantiated complaints that James began harassing the women in 2012, a year after he arrived at the agency, it wrote in a report first obtained by USA Today.
James, who had a 37-year career at the DOD, got counseling for his sick behavior in 2017 — but the harassment continued into 2019, the inspector general found.
For seven years, James “repeatedly sought out and made deliberate, unwelcomed physical contact” with the first woman, according to the report.
“Mr. James told us that his contacts with (the woman) were part of a mentoring relationship,” the report said. “However, we found no evidence to support his assertion.”
At an agency event in 2014, James snapped a pic of the woman’s behind on her personal device as she walked to a food tent. She deleted it immediately after seeing it and reported it to her supervisor, though James denied taking the picture.
He also asked for her cellphone number, would shake her hand for uncomfortably long periods — which one witness described as “odd and creepy” — and in 2018, told her he had been “chasing her for seven years.”
The second woman was “an employee who Mr. James ‘mentored,’ by massaging her neck behind a closed door in his office on two occasions while making an inappropriate comment, ‘I love this,’ ” according to the report.
The woman broke up the relationship but didn’t report the gross conduct because she feared retaliation, the IG said. She eventually quit, in part over James’ actions.
James denied he had harassed anyone, blaming the complaints on a disgruntled employee passed over for promotion.
“There’s a modicum of truth in the interactions, but no intent for sexual harassment, or favors, or anything of that nature,” he told investigators.
The 25-page report, with testimony from 11 witnesses, was completed on July 13 and first obtained by USA Today under the Freedom of Information Act.
Since James is retired, the report was added to his personnel file, the IG concluded.
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Jordyn Woods Makes Her Relationship Instagram Official
Getty Jordyn Woods is sparking romance rumors.
It looks like Jordyn Woods confirmed that she’s off the market. Kylie Jenner’s former BFF just confirmed suspicions that she’s dating NBA player Karl-Anthony Towns.View this post on Instagram
I found you, then I found me????
A post shared by HEIR JORDYN (@jordynwoods) on Sep 26, 2020 at 7:26pm PDT
Woods posted a series of three Instagram photos in a post on September 26. The couple donned matching Versace swimsuits while hugging and holding each other on the beach. Woods captioned the photo, “I found you, then I found me” with a white heart emoji.
Some users immediately threw shade towards Woods for her caption. One user wrote, “Shouldn’t you find yourself BEFORE you find a man??????” Woods commented back – not to one specific comment – “I said what I said.”Jordyn Woods and Karl-Anthony Towns Sparked Romance Rumors View this post on Instagram
???? Jordyn and @karltowns at Jordyn’s birthday party september 23, 2020 #jordynwoods #karltowns
A post shared by followed by jordyn (@jordynwvogue) on Sep 24, 2020 at 3:25am PDT
Jordyn Woods and the Minnesota Timberwolves player were spotted together during Woods’ birthday festivities on September 23. While celebrating Woods’ 23rd birthday, the couple were photographed hugging and dancing close to each other. The two also wore matching custom Chicago Bulls #23 ‘Jordyn’ Woods jerseys along with the rest of her friends and went on a few jet ski joyrides.
A member from Woods’ party also posted a super intimate Instagram story of the two getting their photo taken. In the video, posted above, Towns hovers behinds Woods and kisses her forehead while Woods holds her birthday crown, smiles, and faces the ocean. The song, “Ivy” by Frank Ocean plays in the background, with the lyrics, “I thought that I was dreaming when you said you love me. The start of nothing. I had no chance to prepare. I couldn’t see you coming.”
The Instagram stories Woods posted herself with Towns definitely gave off a more-than-friends vibe. Woods’ younger sister posted an Instagram story of Woods and Towns with the caption, “parents.” Towns gave a birthday shoutout to Woods on his Instagram story, with his hand resting comfortably below her waist – if you understand the drift. He wrote on the story, “Happy BDAY Queen” with the crown emoji. Woods reposted on her Instagram story with a simple heart emoji.Towns Gifted Woods Expensive Birthday Gift
Jordyn Woods’ Instagram story with possible new boyf pic.twitter.com/RuGimPhsS9
— Caroline Blair (@carolinee_blair) September 24, 2020
Woods flooded her Instagram stories with photos and videos from her special birthday weekend. She also showcased some super pricey birthday gifts Towns gave her.
“It’s just pressure…wow,” Woods captioned an Instagram story that featured an orange Hermés Birkin bag, a second orange leather Birkin, and a crystal-covered Chanel purse – totaling over $55,000. Finally, she showed off a rare signed Michael Jordan jersey that matched her “Jordyn-themed birthday” festivities. In each of those stories, Woods tagged Towns, as seen in the video above.Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods Haven’t Reconciled View this post on Instagram
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Kylie Jenner didn’t tag along to celebrate Jordyn Woods’ golden birthday with her this year. The two former best friends still remain out of touch over a year after their falling out. The once inseparable duo hasn’t reconciled since Woods hooked up with Khloe Kardashian’s then boyfriend – and father to her daughter True – Tristan Thompson.
Ultimately, Jenner stuck by her close sister’s and slowly ended her relationship with Woods. “Although Kylie was very upset and disgusted by the Tristan situation, she didn’t want to make any harsh decisions when it came to Jordyn,” a source told People. Kris Jenner even sympathized with Kylie acknowledging how tricky of a situation it is for her, in an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “For you and Jordyn, this is like a divorce,” she said. Kylie responded, “She f***** up.” Later on in the episode, Kylie told Khloe, “Just know I love you.”
The former BFFS initially appeared to be working on their friendship. “For a long time it seemed like Kylie wasn’t sure what would happen with their friendship,” a source told People. “It was very difficult for Kylie to just cut Jordyn out of her life. Kylie was devastated at first.” But Jenner eventually began to trust Woods less, so she learned to rely on a different circle of friends. “After the Jordyn drama, she realized that relying on just one friend is not the best idea,” a source told People.
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