Senator Who Called Kirsten Gillibrand 'Chubby' Revealed
It was Daniel Inouye, sources say
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2014 10:41 AM CDT
This March 6, 2014, file photo shows Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

(Newser) – In case you were wondering which senator called Kirsten Gillibrand "chubby," the New York Times has the answer: Daniel Inouye, the Hawaii Democrat who died in 2012 at age 88. "People with knowledge of the incident" gave away his identity to the Times, which reminds us that the veteran was also once accused of forcing his hairdresser to have sex with him, back in 1992. (New York points out that the stylist "did not consider it rape because she did not fight back.") When that came to light, a Hawaii state senator said she knew of nine women who claimed Inouye sexually harassed them, but today the incident is "all but forgotten," the paper notes.