“Sex Scandal Involving CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Leads to Women’s Empowerment Fund” from The Comics Journal #276, by Michael Dean, Posted May 1st, 2006. Read it while you can – per the disclaimer, “This full story will be online for a limited time. Portions of the online version will be redacted when The Comics Journal #276 hits newsstands.”
Some of you may have read about an unnamed female comics creator who was groped and has been getting the run-around with regard to prosecution in “What A Girl Wants #12 – Well Grab My Tit and Call Me Liar!” by Ronee Garcia Bourgeois back in December.
You may have also read Bourgeois’ follow-up article in which the victim was identified as Taki Soma and her account of the incident was presented. This is also the article where the Friends of Lulu Empowerment Fund was introduced. It’s due to be launched at CAPE this weekend.
Well, The Comics Journal has written the next chapter in this saga and identified Soma’s attacker as Charles Brownstein, head of the CBLDF, in an extensive and detailed article.
I first found out about these things through the fabulous Diva of comics, Lea Hernandez, in her livejournal. Props to Lea and everything she does, from pointing out the sexism in the comics industry to advocating on behalf of her kids.