Friday, May 04, 2007

An Azusa Update, Updated

Well, I'm actually hoping one of you can update us. Anyone out there know where that whole bizarro sexual harassment allegation against Mayor Rocha in Azusa stands these days?

Did former planning commissioner and accuser Mark Ades just make this unsubstantiated allegation against the Mayor he didn't like and then skip town?




UPDATE:

Heh. So I've been waiting for another press report on this subject, and as it happens the day I finally get tired of waiting and just ask all of you, the SGVT runs a story by Bethania Palma giving us the latest. All those outside Azusa might want to remember that Rocha filed a complaint against Ades first, as he says Ades was trying to use the accusation as part of a rather ill-conceived extortion plot to keep him from being mayor. Ades didn't actually file a complaint until this Tuesday.

City Council members expressed support for Rocha and said the matter will not interfere with city business.

"I find it very difficult to believe any of the allegations against Mr. Rocha," said Azusa City Councilman Uriel Macias. "Those allegations are way far-fetched."

Councilman Robert Gonzales agreed.

"The city is already moving on and moving forward," he said.


Next time I'll check the paper before posting my question, but we still invite emails and comments on the matter.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

both mark and the ex-mayor (chaggy as we call her) are lying low and not attending community events. ashamed of themselves!

Miss Havisham said...

I had no idea city politics could get so kooky in sweet little Azusa. Home of the Community Thrift Store! I read all the links and previous comments. We humans are odd creatures, aren't we?

There is nothing that chaps my hide more than people using the laws re. sexual harrassment to benefit their own unrelated agenda or for financial/egocentric motives. It does a disservice to all who have legitimate claims and serious damages as a direct result of real oppression. And, those true victims never want to be publically scrutinized because it takes a great deal of strength and support to endure an adversary's defense strategy when the victim is so weakened by actual injury.

When the accusation is superficial, it costs just as much to defend against it as does if it were legitimate. So, I applaud the DA's careful consideration and review before taking any action on this. Hopefully, my tax dollars will go toward persons in valid need of protection under the law.

You see, I have to be serious sometimes. Otherwise, you'll think I'm just a wine-drinking blog-clinking castle-dwelling machine.

Anonymous said...

Making up scum must be easier for Mr. Ades than lying low (as the first comment said) now that he's done this. From what I'd see of him, he always tried to get himself attention in our city. Here he wants to come off the victim, but around Azusa it's becoming common knowledge that he has a past of victimizing people himself. I think Mr. Ades out more for himself than anything else, and I agree with what Publius said before, that he's taken sore loser to new heights. Him and the last few members of ex-mayor Ms. Chagnon's fan club are acting fanatical against Mr. Rocha. Mr. Ades and that little bunch are not only embarrassing themselves, they are embarrassing our city. Having some gay friends, I feel Mr. Ades is insulting to gay people, by using homosexuality to bring harm to someone else. I really think that Mr. Ades wants to paint Mayor Rocha as secretly gay as a way to discredit him. I concur with what Miss Havisham said, that someone using sexual harrassment laws as a political weapon is disgusting and very demeaning to those who have real, legitimate issues.

Anonymous said...

These comments are just full of opinions without facts. Why not wait until the facts are clear before forming an opinon? Becuase if your assumptions are wrong, your opinons are just down right nasty and cruel.

Anonymous said...

To the above, you seem like you're trying to sound objective. But somehow you fail to mention that if the allegations are false, just how nasty and cruel Mark Ades's actions are.

Anonymous said...

What if the allegations about Rocha are not false? Some of these comments are kind of like blaming a rape victim for being raped? You have to sink pretty low to do something like that.

Anonymous said...

Well the counterpoint to that is that you also have to sink pretty low to make a false sexual assault accusation. But okay, I'll bite: do you want to present a theory as to how this supposed assault took place?

We know that Ades says it happened in the first quarter of 2005. For some peculiar reason, he won't narrow down a specific date. (I wonder if he's trying to figure out exactly what dates people witnessed him with Rocha NOT having the behavior of an assault victim before he chooses a date.)

We also know that Rocha was in a really bad car accident right after the new year that year, and that he was on crutches for many months. I guess we should never mind that Ades is physically much stronger than Rocha to start with.

But just give us a scenario. Does it involve being pumelled with crutches?

You know the old addage about if it doesn't make sense, it isn't true? I invite you to try and make sense of this, and try not to let whatever personal bias you have for Ades to get in the way.

Anonymous said...

I do no personally know Mark Ades or the specific details of this particular issue. I did a search online to see if the specifics were public and I have not been able to find anything.

What I do know is that one of my friend's was sexually harassed by him. I will not get into the specifics of this in order to respect the privacy of my friend. I'm just saying that it would not surprise me if Joe Rocha did harass Mark Ades because I personally know someone that was also sexually harassed by him.

Anonymous said...

Heh. I would be surprised by anyone that waited two years later until an election to accuse someone else of sexual ASSAULT, let alone harrassment. What would NOT suprise me is if Joe Rocha's political haters, AKA Diane Chagnon's unofficial fan club, were on this blog just spreading more vague lies about him.

bruce said...

why are so many here anonymous? the whole thing sounds like total bs to me, but I wasn't there so I cannot say for certain. is harass one word or two? an angry voice from my past told me that "harass" rhymes with "Harris", but I think that is the British pronounciation.

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