Lt. Gov. Carroll: "Black Women That Look Like Me" Aren't Lesbians

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Floridians were reminded of the existence of Rick Scott's Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll this past week when a former aide claimed she saw Carroll in a sexually "compromising position" with a female employee.

When asked about the accusations by a Tampa TV station, Carroll laughed off the claims, poked fun at the accuser's relationship status, and claimed "black women that look like me don't engage in relationships like that."


The accusations were made by Carletha Cole, a former Carroll staffer, grandmother and minister, who was fired for going public about disagreements in Carroll's office and was then arrested for secretly taping a conversation between Carroll and her former chief-of-staff.

Carroll apparently isn't taking the accusations that seriously.

"The problem is that when you have these accusations that come out, it's not just one person you're attacking. It's an entire family," said Carroll. "My husband doesn't want to hear that. He knows the type of woman I am. I mean, my kids know the type of woman I am. For twenty-nine years -- I'm the one that's married for twenty-nine years. The accuser is the one that's been single for a long time. So usually black women that look like me don't engage in relationships like that."

If there's any evidence besides Cole's words that the relationship between Carroll and her aide Beatriz "Bibi" Ramos, neither Cole nor her lawyers haven't offered it up. At this point it's just accusations, and well, we wouldn't be all that surprised if that's all it was.

That being said, Carroll as a state leader and elected official could handle the accusations with a bit more maturity and sensitivity. Poking fun at Cole's single status comes off as plain old Mean Girls, and we're really not sure why she thinks her appearance disproves the accusations. Inferring that all lesbian and bisexual woman somehow look different than straight woman verges on homophobia.

If Cole is indeed slinging false accusations in desperation, that doesn't mean Carroll should join her down in the mud.

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equinn
equinn

Jennifer,  do you really  think you're  more attractive than the average woman?? Honey,,,,,,,,,,,,,,take another look in the mirror .....................YOU'RE NOT HOT!  Your remarks also speak for your intelligence (or lack of it),,,,,,,,,,........YOU'RE NOT REAL SMART EITHER!!

 

 FROM A HOT (STRAIGHT) WHITE FEMALE 

 

BigBlackRod
BigBlackRod

Heck, Pokey Chatman looks just like Carroll (if younger), and she's gay...PEACE.

Jespasinthru
Jespasinthru

She was probably just referring to the traditional stereotype that lesbian women are generally homely, overweight, and with masculine haircuts.

Earlthepearl
Earlthepearl

All Republicans think alike, despite their race.

Takes no-show job
Takes no-show job

Ms Carroll is the type of woman who will take a no-show job from Rick Scott and enjoy having the taxpayers pay all her bills.

Dina_Shore
Dina_Shore

I know what kind of woman she is too - GUILTY

GagMe
GagMe

hoes come in all shapes, sizes and colors Mrs Carroll.   And trust nobody who works with Rick Scott.

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