So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

by

Jon Ronson

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Golan is an Israeli man with whom politician Jim McGreevey began an affair during a trip to Israel in the mid-2000s. McGreevey created a position in his administration for Golan in order to bring the man back to the U.S.—but when McGreevey feared that those around him would notice the affair, he distanced himself from Golan, and Golan threatened to sue for sexual harassment. McGreevey held a press conference, admitted to the affair, and resigned.
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Chapter 13: Raquel in a Post-Shaming World
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...trip to Israel in the mid-2000s, he began an affair with an Israeli man named Golan, and he brought Golan back to America, giving him a trumped-up job title and an... (full context)
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The media and those close to McGreevey became suspicious of Golan’s role in the administration. So McGreevey began distancing himself from Golan, and within weeks, he... (full context)