Rachel Dolezal’s Family Says She Made Up Allegations Of Sexual Abuse To Adopt Her Black Brother
In what is revealing itself to be a terribly tangled pile of dirty laundry being aired publicly, the Washington Post reports that Rachel Dolezal’s older brother, Joshua Dolezal, is free on $15,000 bail wile awaiting trial for alleged charges on sexually abusing a black child. Rachel Dolezal’s parents are implying that she helped orchestrate these charges to help her case in legally adopting her black adopted brother, Isaiah, who she passes off as her son. Excuse me?
According to the affidavit, the alleged abuse took place in Lawrence and Ruthanne Dolezal’s house “in 2001 or 2002″. The name of the victim is not in the affidavit, but it alleges he was “6 or 7″ when the alleged abuse took place.
On two occasions, according to the affidavit, Joshua Dolezal allegedly forced the victim to perform oral sex on him. On “7 or 8″ other occasions, Dolezal performed oral sex on the victim.
“Don’t tell anyone or I’ll hurt you,” Joshua allegedly said.
The affidavit included claims that an older incident of alleged abuse of another victim in 1991 had a racial element.
“The family had a subscription to National Geographic magazine,” it read. “… Joshua Dolezal showed [redacted] his collection of photos of topless and naked African women.”
It continued: “Joshua Dolezal was turned on by the black body and was curious about black women sexually.”
The twist in this whole confusing and sad narrative is that Lawrence and Ruthann Dolezal have alleged to various media outlets that Rachel orchestrated these allegations to help strengthen her case in gaining custody of Izaiah, who she passes off as her son. Isaiah is one of the four black children adopted by the Dolezals, and is technically her adopted brother.
This is, for lack of a better phrase, a hot mess, one that doesn’t look like it will be resolved neatly or privately. People will say that “it’s complicated”, and yes, they’d be right — this is a situation we don’t have the words to talk about yet. I’m nervous to see what that learning process is like.