Rep. Trent Franks May Have Wanted Sex With His Female Staffers So He And Wife Could Have Baby: Report
House GOP sources say that Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona allegedly made unwanted sexual advances toward two of his female staffers in his office in order to get one of them pregnant because he and his wife wanted a baby.
The sources told POLITICO that Franks approached the female staffers about being potential surrogates, but the staffers were worried that Franks was requesting sex with them.
The staffers didn’t know if Franks was asking about impregnating them with sex or in vitro fertilization.
A former staffer claimed that Franks attempted to convince a female staffer that they were in love by having her read an article about falling in love, the sources told POLITICO.
One of the staffers believed that Franks punished her refusal of his scheme by cutting off her access to him.
Franks denied all of the allegations, but admitted to discussing surrogacy with his female staffers; he apologized for making them feel uncomfortable.
Franks said he “absolutely never physically intimidated, coerced, or had, or attempted to have, any sexual contact with any member of my congressional staff.”
A female staffer told The Associated Press that Franks privately offered to pay her $5 million to carry his child. Franks allegedly asked her four times to go along with that scheme.