Hush Money: Hastert Once Again in News for Abuse Case

Dennis Hastert is once again in the news for his child abuse case from the 1980s. The former political rep has been embattled in legal trouble for the past 20 years. He was a long running republican speaker of the house. Also, he was one of the highest ranked politicians to ever go to jail. He started out working at a high school as coach and teacher. There, it is contended, he sexually abused a boy. Over the next two decades, he paid the boy hush money to keep quiet about the abuse. (New York Times) Naz Smith, a feminist based on London, spoke on the issue. “Hastert is one of those men who usually get away. We see lots of powerful politicians escape the [...]