Pete Buttigieg’s been enjoying a relatively smooth ride on quest to win the Democratic presidential nomination, but it might be about to get pretty bumpy.

In a Medium post, someone claiming to be a 21-year-old gay man named Hunter Kelly alleges that he was sexually assaulted by Buttigieg:

I was sexually assaulted by Mayor Pete Buttigieg. I didn’t know who he was back in February, only that he told me he was an important politician. When I started seeing him on television three weeks ago as a Presidential candidate, I thought about coming forward.

I am a gay man. I have been grappling with my identity for a number of years. I live, work, and attend college in rural Michigan. I know that by coming forward, I will make a hard life even harder. But I must do so — I must do so — for my country, for other gay men like me, and most importantly to stop a very bad man from becoming President of the United States.

In the days and weeks ahead, I will share my full story with the nation.

So far, it seems that only highly suspect and disreputable outlets are running with this. David Wohl, aka Jacob Wohl’s dad, was among those spreading Big League Politics’ story, and Gateway Pundit is pushing it as well:

But without any corroborating evidence, it seems not only premature, but also dangerous, to run with a story like this. Sexual assault allegations are extremely serious.

This is not something to mess around with. Buttigieg may not be our cup of tea, but that doesn’t mean he’s not entitled to due process just like everyone else.

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