Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill shared on his public Facebook page that he's been sexually intimate with "50 very attractive females" following sexual misconduct allegations against Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), our affiliate WSYX/WTTE reported.
O'Neill, who said he's running for governor, shared in his post on behalf of all "heterosexual males" that he has had intimate relations with several women over the past five decades.
After O'Neill shared parts of his relationship history, he said, "Now can we get back to discussing legalizing marijuana and opening the state hospital network to combat the opioid crisis. I am sooooo disappointed by this national feeding frenzy about sexual indiscretions decades ago."
Gubernatorial candidate Betty Sutton said she strongly condemned O'Neill's remarks.
"As an attorney I'm appalled at these remarks of a Supreme Court Justice, as a democrat I'm horrified a statewide candidate would belittle victims of sexual harassment and assault this way and as a woman I'm outraged he would equate sexual assault with indiscretion. It’s wrong to trivialize this. He should resign immediately," said Sutton.
As an attorney I'm appalled at these remarks of @billforohio, a Justice, as a democrat I'm horrified he would belittle victims of sexual harassment/assault this way and as a woman I'm outraged he would equate sexual assault with indiscretion. He should resign immediately. pic.twitter.com/uPyFsH8Tma— Betty Sutton (@BettySutton) November 17, 2017
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor called the Ohio justice's comments, "ill-timed and dismissive at best."
ABC 6/FOX 28 has reached out to O'Neill's office for comment.