Texas Republican Congressional Candidate Suspended From Human Trafficking Program Over Reports He Twice Extorted Sex Escorts
- Brad Namdar’s business has been temporarily suspended from the Texas Partnership to Combat Human Trafficking by the Texas Secretary of State’s Office.
- The Dallas Morning News reported that Namdar had sex with a professional escort twice and never paid her for her work.
- sec. John Scott gave Namdar until Friday to prove that he did not violate the group’s policy prohibiting the use of company funds for the sex business.
- The news also uncovered allegations in school records that Namdar was accused of inappropriately touching a student while he was working at the school.
A Republican congressional candidate has been suspended from a Texas business group that fights human trafficking after an investigation found he allegedly solicited sex from an escort at least twice last year.
Brad Namdar’s business, PRSB LLC, has been suspended from the Texas Partnership to Combat Human Trafficking by the Texas Secretary of State’s Office.
On Saturday, the Dallas Morning News published a report claiming that Namdar had two sexual encounters with a professional escort and never paid her for her work the second time around.
The woman told News that Namdar harassed her twice last May and provided videos and photos of the second meeting.
On Monday, Namdar posted a photo with his wife on Facebook with the caption: “Best thing that ever happened to me and I’m lucky to have found you.” My wife is beyond anything any husband could dream of.”
sec. John Scott gave Namdar until Friday to prove he did not violate the program’s zero-tolerance policy, which prohibits the use of company funds to patronize sexually oriented businesses or engage in sexual activities that violate state or federal law.
Forced prostitution is illegal under Texas law.
The news also uncovered allegations in school records that Namdar was accused of inappropriately touching a student while working at North Dallas High School in 2014. Namdar denies molesting a prostitute for sex and accusing her of inappropriate touching.
On Monday, Namdar posted a photo with his wife on Facebook with the caption: “Best thing that ever happened to me and I’m lucky to have found you.” My wife is beyond anything any husband could dream of.
Namdar, pictured above with his wife, is running against five other Republicans in the March 1 primary in Texas’ 32nd district.
At that time he worked as a teacher of accounting and finance, a football coach. He is running against five other Republicans in the March 1 primary in Texas’ 32nd district. One Republican will run to unseat Democratic Rep. Collin Allred in November.
“I will not let false accusations against me, my family or anyone else distract me from my campaign. Lies, fabrications and attacks on my character have been made, but I will move forward. I would like to thank our supporters for this time and let’s focus on TX32,” he wrote in statements posted on Instagram and Twitter.
Brad Namdar gives a thumbs up as he takes the stage in front of a forum of Republican candidates running for U.S. Representative in Texas’ 32nd Congressional District at the Museum of Biblical Art on Wednesday, February 9.
Namdar said the videos of him with the prostitute were “fabricated” by individuals involved in human trafficking who targeted him for his human rights work.
He questioned the validity of the student’s claims, as he said he had never been contacted by either the school or Child Protective Services.
In addition to the business group, Namdar has organized anti-trafficking training programs and is part of the US Chamber of Commerce Task Force to End Trafficking in Persons.