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The Brawl At The Ball

Scott Walker supporter arrested at inaugural ball for sexually harassing woman, headbutting man.
The Brawl At The Ball

Robert Westman, a Wisconsin Republican and supporter of Scott Walker, acted like, well, a Republican at Walker's inaugural ball:

Authorities were called to the ball at Monona Terrace around 10:30 p.m. Monday, and arrested Robert J. Westman, 45, of Madison, on tentative charges of battery and fourth-degree sexual assault, police spokesman Joel DeSpain said.

A 44-year-old Onalaska woman told police Westman had been bothering her — touching and trying to kiss her even though she repeatedly asked him to leave her alone, police said.

The woman sought help dealing with Westman from a 55-year-old Onalaska man, who confronted Westman and told him to stop, DeSpain said. About 20 minutes later, the man told police, he saw Westman bothering the woman again and went up to him once more, telling Westman he was going to call security, DeSpain said.

Westman “responded by head-butting the second man in the face,” DeSpain said.

The man suffered minor injuries from the blow and was treated at the scene by paramedics, police said. He told authorities that after he was headbutted, and while fearing another blow, he punched Westman, DeSpain said.

Officers reported Westman smelled strongly of alcohol and admitted he had been drinking at the ball.

Westman claimed he and the woman were “having a good time,” and that the touching was consensual, DeSpain said.

“That’s not backed up by any of the witnesses we talked to,” DeSpain said.

One would think that Westman has some pull with the Republicans since he got his picture taken with Lt. Governor Becky Kleefisch (pictured above - courtesy of his Facebook page) but if he does, it sure isn't for his fundraising prowess, since he couldn't raise a dime for Walker.

Maybe the Republicans like Westman because he kinda reminds them of one of their own, Wild Bill Kramer, who was just sentenced for sexually assaulting a woman at another right wing shindig.

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