Former Navy shipmates of ex-Rep. Eric Massa tell the Atlantic that he several times made aggressive, unwanted advances on subordinates.
A sample allegation from the story:
According to Peter Clarke, a Navy shipmate, Massa was notorious for making unwanted advances toward subordinates. He tells the story of his friend Stuart Borsch, with whom Massa shared a hotel room while on leave during the first Gulf War. “Stuart’s at the edge of the bed,” Clarke says Borsch told him at the time, “and [Massa] starts massaging him. Massa said, ‘You’ll have to get one of my special massages.’ He called them ‘Massa Massages.’” Ron Moss, a Navy shipmate and Borsch’s roommate, confirmed that Borsch told him this story at the time.
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Clarke also told the Atlantic that Massa’s roommate, who was on the top bunk of a small stateroom, once woke up “to Massa undoing his pants trying to snorkel him.”
Massa, who served in the Navy for 24 years, acknowledged Sunday that he once was accused of misconduct after walking in on a Navy roommate masturbating and remarked “you need any help with that, let me know.”