Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman frame Dr. Fauci for sexual assault

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Jacob Wohl and lobbyist Jack Burkman use a fake victim and non-existent lawyers to smear Dr. Anthony Fauci with a sexual assault allegation, on or around April 17.

A woman named Diana Rodriguez comes forward claiming that she was assaulted by Fauci in 2014. A week and a half later, we find out that Diana Rodriguez doesn’t exist, and neither does her legal representation.

Her real name is Diana Andrade, and Jacob Wohl is her ex-boyfriend.

And that would have been that—until Saturday’s email, which included Andrade telling me, “The reality is that I’ve known Jacob since 2018 and that he charmed me into taking money to do this (see attached picture of us together),” taken when they were romantically involved. Also, that Wohl and Burkman “had me do something like this…back in January.”

Andrade and Wohl together in 2018, Courtesy of Diana Andrade // Reason

Wohl and Burkman arranged for a second “victim” to come forward, too.

“And I understand they’re trying to get another girl to do it, too,” she writes. “They asked me if I knew anyone to do it.”

Andrade was correct. The day before, I’d received another press release, this time from Burkman, citing a new accusation by “Karen Draper,” a “former assistant” of Fauci—a person and claim almost certainly as vaporous as the last. Why did they keep trying the same scam when they were clearly so bad at it?

“They are interested in one thing: power,” Andrade writes.


Jacob Wohl is a far-right conspiracy theorist and media troll who has also tried to frame Robert Mueller for sexual assault. He has created fake private intelligence agencies, fabricated death threats against himself, and been charged with securities fraud and crimes related to a voter intimidation scheme. He’s good friends with other controversial propaganda figures like Ali Alexander.

Jack Burkman is a conservative lobbyist, president of J.M. Burkman & Associates, and Wohl’s partner in crime. He made headlines in 2014 for organizing a protest against the Dallas Cowboys NFL team after they signed an openly gay player.

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Daily Dot (Archived)

Raw Story (Archived)

Jacob Wohl, Archived

Jack Burkman, Archived

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