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AUDIO: Ex-Marianne Williamson Staff: "Don't Vote For Her!"
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AUDIO: Ex-Marianne Williamson Staff: "Don't Vote For Her!"

Audio version of my EXCLUSIVE reporting on Williamson and her campaign
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Written version of the story here:

Reporter’s notes:

Marianne Williamson has not responded for a request for comment. Here are the questions, for full transparency:

Questions for Marianne Williamson:  - Do you have a response to the letter anonymously signed by seven former staff members effectively denouncing your campaign?   - Do you have a response to the turnover rate in your campaign, which has seen over 30 people either fired or resigned?   - Do you have a response to stories of alleged emotional abuse, erratic behavior, and excessive micromanagement and mismanagement in various organizations and campaigns since the 1990s through today?   - Do you have a response to the allegation that people feel they must walk on eggshells and never dissent lest they be fired and ostracized?   - Do you have a response to the revelation that there is a Marianne 2024 social media army with the role of 'swarming' anything negative?   - Do you have a response to your own assertion that plans are not important?   - Do you have a response regarding your own assertion that you would not make a good Mayor or Governor?   - Do you have a response that speaks to the lack of healthcare given to your staffers, in light of your progressive platform? Unionization?  - Do you have a response that speaks to every former staffer I spoke with reporting negative mental and/or physical health effects from having worked with you and on the campaign?   - Do you have a response to your practice of "smearing" staff when they leave, including insinuating they were incompetent or working with the Democratic party?   - Do you have a response to the reporting that many former volunteers and staff members feel ostracized and pushed out-personally, professionally, and in your version of the progressive movement- by those still involved with the campaign for no longer supporting your run?   - Do you have a response regarding the strict NDAs and potential other legal threats former and current staff are under? Will you release past and current staff from their NDAs to speak to me freely?   My reporting is always transparent and my record speaks for itself.   I may have more later. Again, happy to speak on the phone.  Thank you!

Multiple corporate outlets greenlit this piece and then killed it, with one citing the reason as being because I would not allow screenshots and identifying stories to be published, though I have that in abundance. I would not have written this piece if I did not. I took this stand to protect sources who are living in fear of legal threat from Marianne Williamson and her campaign. Multiple people spoke to me through tears due to what they’ve been through, and I will never not protect my sources and those who are bravely speaking out.

My reporting process included speaking to over a dozen people for many, many hours - former staffers from multiple years of campaigns, former volunteers, current volunteers, people still affiliated. It also included gathering a lot of corroborative evidence in the form of audio, screenshots, and more. I also combed extensively through Williamson’s history, and the reporting through decades reveals consistent issues and allegations.

I have previously interviewed Williamson about Medicare for All in Washington D.C. My own reporting history and political leanings are fully findable online. I note this because I am aware this reporting will make people who support Williamson angry, but my intentions remain to report For The People, always.


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