Some news items you might have missed:
• PEOPLE: Shortly after denying allegations made against him in a domestic violence restraining order that was filed in Puerto Rico, Ricky Martin’s accuser has been revealed as his 21-year-old nephew, Dennis Yadiel Sanchez. Representatives for Martin told PEOPLE, “The allegations against Ricky Martin…are completely false and fabricated.”
Ricky Martin’s Attorney Says Allegations of a Sexual Relationship with His Nephew Are ‘Untrue’ https://t.co/QLWfFzIqDA
— People (@people) July 16, 2022
• The Advocate: A Republican congressman from Southern California is shifting from his anti-LGBTQ+ views — at least publicly — as redrawing of boundaries has put him in a more liberal district where he’s facing a gay challenger.
• Instinct Magazine: Brandon Hines grew up in a rural Georgia town where he felt like he was forced into the closet and knew that staying in his hometown would not only stifle his growth, but his happiness as well. And then Will & Grace gave the young, closeted athlete hope.
— Instinct Magazine (@instinctmag) July 15, 2022
• Associated Press: The House voted 219-210 in favor of a bill to restore abortion rights nationwide. The bill has little-to-no chance of passing in the Senate.
• Politics Insider: Former Justice Department officials who served in Republican administrations, issued a call on Friday for the DOJ to prosecute Donald Trump, arguing that the January 6 committee has uncovered sufficient evidence for the unprecedented prosecution of a former president.
• NBC News: President Joe Biden said on Friday he had raised the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman earlier in the day, and made it clear the U.S. would continue to speak out against human rights abuses.
JUST IN: President Biden says he discussed the murder of Jamal Khashoggi with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman:
“I raised it at the top of the meeting, making clear what I thought of it at the time and what I think of it now. I was straightforward and direct.” pic.twitter.com/Ot7bzXe1l7
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 15, 2022