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Texas Congressman Sued Over "Wet Dreams" About Former Staffer

Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) was sued last week for making a number of sexual comments about and creating an awkward work for a former female staffer.

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The owner of www.blow-me.org is facing a lawsuit for sexual harassment. What makes it really awkward is that he’s a Member of Congress.

Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Republican congressman from Texas just elected to his third term in Washington DC, is accused of creating a hostile work environment and sexually discriminating against Lauren Greene, his former communications director. According to a lawsuit filed by Greene last week in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and first reported by National Law Journal, Farenthold was generally a sketchball towards her.

The lawsuit alleges that Farenthold admitted to having “sexual fantasies” and “wet dreams” about Greene and made a number of sexual comments around her. For example Greene claims “on one specific occasion, Farenthold told Greene that she had something on her skirt and that he hoped his comment wouldn’t be taken for sexual harassment. A reasonable person would infer that Farenthold was joking that she had semen on her skirt.” The lawsuit also alleges that the Texas congressman’s staff regularly went on “red head patrol” because he “regularly drank to excess” and had “a tendency to flirt” as well as claiming that Farenthold was estranged from his wife and not had sex with her in years.

Farenthold denies all the allegations and is confident that he will “be cleared of any wrongdoing.” In a statement from Farenthold spokesman Kurt Bardella to National Journal, Bardella said “as is the case with any pending legal situation, the Congressman cannot comment on the specifics of the complaint, however, it goes without saying that both the Congressman and the members of his staff who are included in this complaint have a very different view of the allegations than Ms. Greene.”

This lawsuit isn’t Farenthold’s first brush with scandal. In addition to his ownership of the X-rated domain blowme.org, the Texas Congressman faced embarrassment during his first run for Congress in 2010 when pictures emerged of him at a “pajama party.” The married Texas Republican was photographed in ducky pajamas next to a lingerie model at a local bar in May 2009.