Video: Bill Maher condoned sex between 35-year-old woman, 12-year-old boy
“The teacher from Seattle is in jail because she is in love. That’s how I view it,” Maher said in the March 20, 1998, clip of his former ABC program, “Politically Incorrect.”
“Yeah, that’s perfect,” Lisa Montgomery Kennedy, a guest on the show, sarcastically injected.
“Sickening. Absolutely sickening,” added Republican activist Celeste Greig. “The woman is over 20 years older, and she raped this kid.”
“Raped? Come on,” Maher retorted, later adding, “How can a woman rape a man?”
The 32-year-old Yiannopoulos lost a speaking role at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), his Breitbart job and a book deal after a video of him making comments about pedophilia circulated over the weekend.
Yiannopoulos’s 2016 remarks, in which he appeared to condone sexual relations with boys as young as 13, led CPAC to rescind its speaking invitation on Monday. Yiannopoulos later lost his book deal with Simon & Schuster and resigned from Breitbart News.
“What I think people saw was an emotionally needy Ann Coulter wannabe, trying to make a buck off of the left’s propensity for outrage,” Maher said in an interview with The New York Times. “And by the end of the weekend, by dinnertime Monday, he’s dropped as a speaker at CPAC. Then he’s dropped by Breitbart, and his book deal falls through.”
“As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. You’re welcome.”
The Yiannopoulos video clip was posted on YouTube in January 2016 but gained considerable attention on social media after conservative blog The Reagan Battalion shared it Sunday.