Mayor Who Honored Stormy Daniels Has ABUSIVE Past

The West Hollywood Mayor John Duran honored aging porn star Stormy Daniels with her own special day and a key to the city, for her work “helping” the anti-Trump #Resistance.

  • Not sure how she’s “helped,” since polling shows, Americans are “turned off” by Daniels and her lawyer, but a politician used the woman to enhance his political goals.
John Duran, Ian Owens, asshole, #metoo
Mayor John Duran honors Stormy Daniels; Ian Owens sued Duran for sexual harassment and won $500,000 settlement by the City of WEHO; Duran is a compulsive Grindr user where he met Owens while using the Grindr app during City Council meeting.


  • Now, we’re learning that the anti-Trump mayor has an abusive past.
  • Duran settled a 2016 sexual harassment claim, which cost the city a whopping $500k.

A former aide to West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran who sued the city and his boss alleging sexual harassment and wrongful punishment is set to receive $500,000 after settling with both parties earlier this month, according to the agreement obtained by The Times.

John Duran, Grindr, West Hollywood, Stormy Daniels

Under the terms of the settlement with former City Council deputy Ian Owens, Duran and the city admitted no wrongdoing.

  • Duran has repeatedly denied the allegations, saying Owens did not accuse him of harassment until he was accused of wrongdoing himself.
  • Owens was in his early twenities and very vulnerable while the “senior citizen” had a one night stand and then offered him a $150,000 a year job.

Duran has acknowledged that he and Owens were intimate and that they met through Grindr. He said they became friends and that he hired Owens because of his degree in finance and experience in hotel development and real estate made him well-qualified for the job.

  • Duran, now mayor of the city, escaped pressure to resign. The accusations and settlement happened almost two years before the “#metoo” and “Time’s Up” movements began to champion the victims of sexual harassment and violence.


Mayor Duran declared May 23 “Stormy Daniels Day” and gave her a symbolic key to the city. “Our values have been under threat by the Trump administration for the past year-and-a-half,” he said at the ceremony, praising Daniels and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, for fighting back.

One angry member of the public actually mentioned the sexual harassment claims against Duran at the event outside the Chi Chi LaRue gay sex shop on Santa Monica Boulevard.


  • “I think it’s complete B.S.,” she said, referring to the award ceremony, shortly before it began. “This is so ridiculous. It’s completely hypocritical. The mayor who is giving this to her has silenced people who have filed sexual harassment lawsuits against him. And what connection does this woman have to the City of West Hollywood? I would say none.”

She added: “I’m definitely not a fan of ’45,’ however, what happened between [Stormy Daniels] and him happened about 12 years ago, so what does it matter to me now? And I don’t see her as a feminist leader.”

7 thoughts on “Mayor Who Honored Stormy Daniels Has ABUSIVE Past

  1. Wow, West Hollywood sounds like a total pit of corruption. How can this guy stay in office after being so anti #metoo?

  2. I used to live in West Hollywood. But it became very expensive. Everywhere you looked they were building more and more apartments and hotels. The West Hollywood city council is extremely corrupt. I am so glad I moved to Palm Springs. It’s very hot but so convenient without the smog. Honoring this point star is so embarrassing for my friends who still live there. Many are gay or lesbian but they’re so embarrassed that this Mayor has not been kicked out of West Hollywood.

  3. Another Duran “Look at Me” Production. I don’t understand why the rest of the Council is going along with this.

  4. They are going along with this because the West Hollywood City Council is totally corrupt!!!

  5. While I think the Stormy Daniels key to the City incident was a buffoonish error, the larger problem is the ever ego driven John Duran. He has demonstrated again and again, as in his abhorrent treatment of Ivy Bottini, that he does whatever best serves his personal ego, and he places himself above the city’s best interest. The disgrace of hiring his Grindr date as deputy is hard to top (no pun intended) but he also caused the city to continue with Wells Fargo despite its abusive treatment of customers merely because it supports the gay men’s chorus to which he personally has a duty as an officer. Duran has no concept of what conflict of interest means. And as far as I’m concerned he should personally repay the City the salary of his improperly hired former deputy. Sorry John, your disgraceful conduct is not going to go away.

  6. Last Monday on WEHO TV, there was Mayor John “Grindr” Duran demeaning Ivy Bottini, one of the pillars of the GLBT community by having a cop shut her up and drag her off his WEHO platform for pay to play politics as the king of the WEHO Stormy Daniels fan club.

    WEHO’s mayor is the only Democrat or GOP politician in the USA who hasn’t been thrown out of office for his blatant #metoo inappropriate actions. To repeat the scenario behind this “scandal” – Duran had hooked-up with Ian Owens, an attractive 20 something guy on Grindr, enjoyed a 24-hour quickie and then hired Owens as his $100,000 plus a year assistant at West Hollywood City Hall. Only Owens didn’t want to hit the sack again with the nearly 60-year-old Duran, so Owens sued the Mayor for sexual harassment.

    Along with legal fees and hiring a private detective, West Hollywood paid out over a half a million dollars to Owens to avoid a trial. The last thing West Hollywood wanted was Duran put on the stand to prevent embarrassing media attention.

    You would think Duran had learned something. No way. He’s approved to be the Mayor, despite his #anti-meetoo actions, by his fellow hypocritical libtard council members.

    Then like a two-bit rainbow flag waving Boss Tweed, Duran opens his reign as Mayor in a nightclub followed by the Stormy Daniels ballyhoo.

    Why not? It was an excellent way for Duran to celebrate his celebrity and find new young victims on Grindr during council meetings. Only this time John D’Amico, Duran’s step in fetch it boy, won’t be protesting.

  7. Lo, under-slung jaws like Duran do no speak well of intelligence. Low rent as my grandmother used to say.

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