YWCA labels Gordon's comments about fiancée as 'victim-blaming'

Dave Gordon is running for the Oneida County executive seat held by Anthony Picente.

Posted: Feb. 14, 2019 1:56 PM
Updated: Feb. 14, 2019 1:56 PM

Speech to Text for YWCA labels Gordon's comments about fiancée as 'victim-blaming'

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say qualify as victim blaming good afternoon--mi jason powles. the ywca and members of its domestic violence coalition held a press conference today to address comments an oneida county executive candidate made on monday, and which they consider victim-blaming in a domestic violence situation. newschannel 2's joleen ferris is live in the studio to tell us about the press conference.....and a suprise attendee: the candidate himself! joleen? dave gordon is the candidate. on monday, he held a news conference during which he fired off scathing allegations against three elected officials-but provided no proof or evidence. during that press conference, on monday, gordon referenced being arrested in 2017 for breaking a cell phone during a situation with his fiance. at that time, he makes many statements the ywca domestic violence coalition says are victim - blaming. the ceo of the ywca held a press conference today, alongside the oneida county sheriff and undersheriff- members of the coalition- and representatives of the governor's office. she calls into question a statement, among others, where gordon on monday suggests that his fiance's pregnancy hormones were to blame for his behavior. 17:57:29"we were then informed that my fiance was in fact six weeks pregnant, and concluded that a contributing factor to this one time occurence was because of some hormonal changes" 11:52 "the statements that were made were clearly victim blaming" 14:33 "to say that someone is hormonal and that's the cause of your bad behavior" 'i have a statement from who you're alleging is a victim... at the conclusion of ywca ceo stancato's remarks, dave gordon read from a statement he says his fiance wrote. we will
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