This afternoon, we’ve found our stomachs quite literally churning following the news of sickening, downright disturbing allegations lodged against an Alabama GOP Senate candidate, by his very own sister, claiming he assisted in efforts to cover up heinous incestuous abuse perpetrated by their father.
Michael Durant, who describes himself as a “Pro-Trump Republican” is vying for a Senate seat in his southern state of Alabama. But his chances just took a hard hit after his sister was brave enough to break her silence about the abuse she experienced as a child, that her brother played such a large part in.
In a statement given to Alabama Political Reporter, Durant’s sister Mary Ryan alleged that her brother, along with other family members “chose to support my father and mother as they attempted to avoid the consequences” of years of sexual abuse that she said, “occurred throughout my childhood.”
“They all tried to silence me,” Ryan stated, referencing her family. “It is unfortunate for my brother that he participated in this behavior, as it is currently causing his character to be called into question.”
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Earlier this week, the same local Alabama publication reported on some of the background details regarding the dispute between siblings Durant and Ryan.
“Durant’s sister, Mary Durant, filed a federal civil lawsuit against their father, Leon Durant, in New Hampshire in 1994,” the local outlet reported earlier in the week. “In that filing, Mary Durant accused her father of sexually assaulting her from the time she was a toddler until she was 19… When interviewed on a TV news show in 1994, Michael Durant claimed that his sister was only trying to ‘grab headlines’ by suing their father for $5 million.”
However, Ryan would go on to share private letters penned to her by her now Senate candidate brother, in which Durant acknowledges the abuse, indicates that he believes his sister’s allegations against their father, and even reveals that their father personally confessed to abusing his underage daughter.
But it’s the Democrats harming children, right?
You can read Ryan’s full statement here:
A statement from Mary Ryan, Mike Durant’s sister. pic.twitter.com/LxoRNkm2IR
— Alabama Political Reporter (@ALReporter) January 21, 2022
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