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Rape accusation linked to Sharpton birthday bash: ‘I’m sure Al gets a piece,’ Anthony Weiner weighs in

In a storyline that comes right out of “ripped from the headlines” television, New York legal and political circles are abuzz over a woman’s accusations that a high-powered attorney for racial extortionist Al Sharpton raped her last week after a swanky Sharpton birthday party.

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Accused rapist Sanford Rubenstein, left, with longtime pal Al Sharpton.

Sanford Rubenstein, 70, a  “civil rights” lawyer and Sharpton associate for decades, is accused of taking the woman from Sharpton’s birthday party at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York back to his Manhattan, then attacking her while she was in a drunken stupor, according to the New York Post.

He has not been charged in the case. Police sources told the Post they had the woman phone Rubenstein on Sunday in a secretly recorded call, but the veteran lawyer didn’t say anything incriminating. On Sunday, detectives scoured Rubenstien’s apartment looking for evidence where the rape allegedly took place.

“It’s a classic ‘he said, she said’ right now,” a detective told the Post.

According to the Post, the accuser is a high-ranking official with Sharpton’s National Action Network who attended Sharpton’s party with a female friend. Both women went home with Rubenstein after a night of heavy drinking, but the friend left. The accuser told police she passed out and woke several times to find Rubenstein “violating her” but could not stop him.

The New York Daily News – the more liberal of the city’s two major tabloids – reported that a source close to Rubenstein said the two had sex but it was consensual.

Sharpton, meanwhile, claimed to know nothing about the case.

“I know him, I know her,”  Sharpton told the Post  Saturday night. “But how can I know what happened at somebody’s residence ­after my party?”

Meanwhile, Twitter was buzzing with news that yet another Democrat celebrity is getting wayward with women (even if it wasn’t rape, it wasn’t chocolates and roses.)

Others noted that Sharpton — whose national career started with the Tawana Brawley rape hoax in 1988 — claims ignorance about the case now when that’s never stopped him before.

As some of the more tuned in Twitter users noted, there’s a lot of money involved in the case. Rubenstein has made a fortune suing the city of New York, especially the police department, in the kind of “social justice” action frauds like Sharpton have built careers on.

Even disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner — the Democrat who has electronic sex with strangers then lies about it on national television — chimed in.

Don’t be so sure. It’s only rape, after all. And Rubenstein is a Democrat.

 

 

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