Jennifer-Ruth Green hits out at political opposition after Politico releases recordings of her sexual assault
Jennifer-Ruth Green, the Republican candidate in the race to represent Indiana’s 1st congressional district, is livid after Politico released details of her sexual assault while in the military, without her permission, and accuses his adversary of having “illegally” obtained the information. But now she is ready to express herself.
In a profile of Green’s career and candidacy in the Indiana congressional race, Politico reporter Adam Wren used the documents, which the outlet said “were obtained through a request for documents public and provided to Politico by someone outside Mrvan’s campaign” to report last week that “an Iraqi military man sexually assaulted her by grabbing her chest and exposing himself” while “she and a small group of officers went to the national training center”.
Speaking exclusively to Fox News Digital about the Politico article, Green said her political opponent, Rep. Frank Mrvan, and Politico were behaving like her attacker by ignoring her pleas not to disclose that she had been sexually assaulted while serving in the military.
“The reality is – like I said at one point in my life to my abuser, ‘No. Please stop. Don’t do this.’ — and he did what he wanted to do… It’s the exact same situation again, all because there was a man who wanted some kind of gratification,” Green said. Frank Mrvan has the satisfaction of trying to think he’s smearing my name. Adam Wren has the satisfaction of thinking he’s going to get a good libel story out of it. And all it does is basically reopen the victims’ wounds.”
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Green insisted that Wren had failed to collect the full story of the incident and took his “experience and reduced it to a place where he can just say a clinical report of what happened. happened exactly”.
“I’m surprised because Adam Wren spent time in this article focusing on every detail right down to the skirt I was wearing, to the color of the skirt I was wearing, to every button I was wearing. ‘ve touched, all of those things, yet he clinically writes about one of the worst days of my life,” Green added. “He has no idea the concept of being forced to be in a circular four-by-four area, 30 feet into the ground in a tower where you only have windows and a 30-foot drop from the other side, a 30ft drop to escape someone blocking your way [with] someone who has a clear intention with a gun in hand, who is trying to take advantage of you, and you are able to escape it with minimal physical harm. And he wants to reduce that to 50 characters.”
After the assault, Green said his Air Force superiors told him to keep quiet about the incident, as noted in the Politico report.
Green wrote a letter Oct. 3 to the appropriate U.S. attorney, the Air Force inspector general, and the Department of Defense requesting a criminal investigation into how the documents were provided to Politico. .
“I am writing to request an investigation into the unauthorized and unlawful disclosure of my Air Force personnel file,” Green wrote in the letter, which was obtained by Fox News Digital. “The fact that my record was leaked during my campaign for the United States Congress leads me to believe that it was politically motivated.”
In the letter, Green clarified that she “has not consented, in writing or otherwise, to the disclosure of my personal file to Politico or any other person” and pointed to the privacy law of 1974, as amended, 5 USC § 552a, as evidence that his record should not have been disclosed.
“Coming as when it does — in the final weeks of my campaign for Congress — makes me believe this is a politically motivated attempt to impact the upcoming election,” Green concluded. in the letter.
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Green said Politico ignored his pleas not to air the information detailing his sexual assault, which the outlet claims it received from someone outside Mrvan’s campaign.
“They did what they wanted, got what they wanted,” Green said, adding that Politico proceeded to release the information “despite clear interaction and engagement and telling them the records were obtained. illegally”.
In a statement to Fox News Digital, Brad Dayspring, vice president of marketing and communications for Politico, said the records related to Green’s sexual assault are “publicly available records.” He also noted that Green’s team helped the outlet create the original story by providing them with additional documentation of certain events in his career.
“This story is an incredibly nuanced and deeply reported piece that examines the entirety of Ms. Green’s military career, which her team brought to the forefront of her campaign,” Dayspring said of Politico’s original story. “The military records in question are publicly available records that can be obtained through a standard FOIA request.”
“In addition, her campaign team provided additional documentation on the incidents depicted in the story, which included new information that helped shape what was released,” he added.
“I believe Congressman Frank Mrvan illegally obtained these documents and was circulating them to press them,” Green said. “That’s what our political team told us, that they took it to several different media outlets to see who could write a very disgusting and ugly libel article against me with the intention of portraying me as a disgraced military officer.”
“MP Mrvan and his cronies are definitely responsible for this, and he’s going to try to deny it in every way possible,” Green said, questioning when the documents were made public.
Green said she refuses to allow Mrvan ‘to get the game he wants’ because she won’t be ‘silent’ as she defends herself and other survivors of sexual assault .
“I’m going to stand up not only for me, but I’m going to stand up for all the other survivors, all the other vets, all the other women, because I’m not going to let Congressman Frank Mrvan do this, I’ I won’t let Adam Wren do this, and I’m just done,” she said.
“I don’t care what happens on November 8. If you need me, I’m here and I’ll help you,” Green added. “There are methods to make sure you are taken care of.”
Green noted his earlier appreciation of Mrvan when he worked to pass a bill related to military sexual trauma, but it appears the affection has since waned.
“I applauded him for that and said, I respect that, and I never had to say anything about my personal journey,” Green said. “But knowing that he defended this in a public session, but then he stood here in private and tried to smear me and use it to force me to talk about something outside of what I wanted to discuss, all for his political gain, there is a clear lack of integrity.”
“I started every conversation publicly and every conversation privately by saying these words: ‘MP Mrvan is a good man. He loves his country and he loves his family, but we are ideologically opposed, and that is why I present'” she added.
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Green said she doesn’t believe the incident would have been documented by the media if she hadn’t been a Republican in the race.
“If I was on the other side of the ticket, they would cry for me, they would cry for me,” Green said. “It’s only because I’m a Republican that they think it’s acceptable. But it’s unacceptable for all vets, it’s unacceptable for all women, it’s unacceptable for anyone who has ever been sexually assaulted in their entire lives.”