A politician bringing dishonor upon Connecticut is nothing new. I mean, considering how our Governor is running the state, the bar is pretty low. Too low, if you ask me.
So it’s not very surprising to see “disgraced Connecticut politician” in the headlines. However, I was not expecting what I was actually in store for when clicking the link on Jezebel.
Come on, if you saw Connecticut mentioned in a Jezebel headline, you’d click too. Let’s be real honest with ourselves here in the wonderful judgement-free zone on CT Boom.
Anyways, we’re all familiar with the pervy grandpa trope. Most of the time, it’s pretty funny. However, when the pervy grandpa turns out to be a real live person, things can get pretty gross.
When it’s a politician, it’s just plain nasty.
This pervy grandpa is from the Greenwich Representative Town Meeting board. Been there since 1985.
Greenwich Daily Voice reports that Christopher von Keyserling, who’s 71 and a Republican, is accused of grabbing a woman by the you-know-where.
The alleged incident happened on December 8th when von Keyserling talked politics with a female coworker. She said something about living in “a new world politically,” which elicited a minor argument.
The argument was over von Keyserling apparently musing that the Trump presidency ensures he doesn’t have to be politically correct anymore. He also called her a lazy, bloodsucking union employee when she became upset.
He then followed her around a little bit because, hey, this guy is a real creep. Then, he reached between her legs from behind and “pinched her groin area.”
Obviously, that woman wanted to run straight to HR to file a complaint. But before that happened, von Keyserling apparently told her “it would be your word against mine and nobody will believe you.”
The woman almost didn’t come forward at all because she believed him. However, once other women in the building came forward with similar stories, she decided to file a complaint.
Turns out, police found a security camera that recorded the whole thing.
So, investigators are having a hard time swallowing his new defense, which his lawyer claims he “playfully gave a lady who he knew for 30 years a pinch.” Von Keyserling’s defense also calls the alleged incident a “joke” or a “misunderstanding.”
He also said they had “that kind of relationship.”
Yeah, still having a hard time figuring out what that last bit means.
Meanwhile, my grandpa told me if a guy ever put his hands on me like that, I should deck him.
Anyways, Von Keyserling was arrested and charged with fourth-degree sexual assault. He posted $2,500 bond and is back in court on Jan. 25.
So, congrats Mr. von Keyserling for making us sick to our stomach. And for making Greenwich proud. I’m fairly certain they’re very happy about all the national attention.