Young Woman Accuses Oregon Rep. David Wu of Unwanted Sexual Encounter

Oregon Rep. David Wu, who drew negative attention for bizarre behavior last year, is back in the spotlight after a teenage woman accused him of sexual impropriety.

This spring, a distraught woman called Wu’s office and left a voicemail accusing him of an aggressive and unwanted sexual encounter around last Thanksgiving, The Oregonian reported. When asked about the allegation, Wu, 56, admitted to senior aides of engaging in sexual activity with the woman, but insisted it was consensual, the newspaper said.

Those who heard the voicemail left by the accuser said she was breathing heavily and sounded very upset. The daughter of a close friend and campaign donor of Wu, the woman graduated from high school last year, the newspaper reported without providing her age.

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