The student has confirmed that he was 16, which is -- and was -- Massachusetts' age of consent
The Student: I "was of legal consent at the time."
The former student at the center of the Fox News-fueled Jennings controversy, whom Jennings has referred to as "Brewster," provided Media Matters for America with the following statement:
"Since I was of legal consent at the time, the fifteen-minute conversation I had with Mr. Jennings twenty-one years ago is of nobody's concern but his and mine. However, since the Republican noise machine is so concerned about my "well-being" and that of America's students, they'll be relieved to know that I was not "inducted" into homosexuality, assaulted, raped, or sold into sexual slavery.
In 1988, I had taken a bus home for the weekend, and on the return trip met someone who was also gay. The next day, I had a conversation with Mr. Jennings about it. I had no sexual contact with anybody at the time, though I was entirely legally free to do so. I was a sixteen year-old going through something most of us have experienced: adolescence. I find it regrettable that the people who have the compassion and integrity to protect our nation's students are themselves in need of protection from homophobic smear attacks. Were it not for Mr. Jennings' courage and concern for my well-being at that time in my life, I doubt I'd be the proud gay man that I am today."
Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity are the Scum of the Earth for trying to smear and destroy Kevin Jennings who did such a remarkable job in helping Brewster through this difficult period in his life. So are their listeners and adherents. Scum attracts Scum. Pardon me. My bad. I apologize. I believe the correct word for these folks is Scumbags. Or, as they say in Spanish, these guys are "Pieces of Chit".