Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is living proof. Once third in line to ascend to the presidency, Hastert was outed for raping children in 2015.
One of his victims, who has only been identified as ‘Individual A’ in court documents, was illegally paid off to stay quiet. It was this payoff that eventually led to his having to explain the payment, which ultimately led to his outing as a pedophile. After his outing as a child molester, Hastert was indicted and pleaded guilty to various charges surrounding the molestation of multiple individuals. He avoided long term jail time, because the system is inherently corrupt. Hastert stated he took the plea agreement to avoid an embarrassing trial.
(Well, what about the embarrassment of the victim? What about the mental and physical scars left upon the victim? What about the victim’s rights to expose the crimes committed by Hastert against him? There should be colored billboards across America of Hastert’s ugly face with large letters describing his criminal pedophelia crimes.)
Now that his reputation has been ruined (His? Say what?), he seeks revenge against the plaintiff in the criminal case who was identified as ‘Individual A’. After paying the victim over a million dollars in hush money, Hastert is suing Individual A to recoup that money, as he claims Individual A did not live up to his end of the arrangement.
Basically, after Hastert’s raping him and lying to police about it, he feels he is entitled to a refund because his victim couldn’t keep his mouth shut. (What about Hastert’s not keeping his zipper closed???) Hastert’s lawyers assert, “To the extent any contract existed between plaintiff [Individual A] and defendant [Hastert], plaintiff breached that contract.”
(Hastert paid the victim a bribery fee for his crime against the victim – and the victim is not supposed to be able to pursue justice on his own behalf? What about the victim’s pain and suffering? His humiliation and embarrassment? And what about penalties against one of the U.S.A. crime syndicate phony ‘government’ for committing such a heinous crime, in particular what an officer of the corporation? For that matter, the crime syndicate U.S.A. should be sued on behalf of all of the victims of Hastert!)