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Did 29-Y-O Kamala Harris have an affair with powerful politician then 60 and married, who appointed her to two lucrative positions only to dump her?

Kamala Harris's affair with San Francisco mayor Willie Brown

  • Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris dated San Francisco's first black mayor Wilile Brown in the 1990s, while he was still married but separated from his wife
  • Brown is 31 years Harris' senior and she was his 'constant companion' on the campaign trail. They met while he was 60 and Harris was 29
  • But when Brown was inaugurated in 1996, his estranged wife Blanche was by his side after 'splitting' two years prior
  • Harris has struggled to shirk her association with Brown, whom she has described as 'an albatross hanging around my neck'
  • He was State Assembly Speaker for 15 years, appointing her to unemployment insurance appeals board and California medical assistance commission 
  • Brown is notorious for his love of sports cars, flash designer suits and for being named one of the world's 10 sexiest men by Playgirl magazine
  • He had also been seen with a 'succession' of beautiful women despite having been married for 25 years, being dubbed 'the real Slick Willy' by Bill Clinton Brown was State Assembly Speaker for 15 years and appointed Harris  to unemployment insurance appeals board and California medical assistance commission, both lucrative positions. The pair are pictured in 2005

There were plenty of surprises in store for the 50,000 revelers who flocked to Fisherman's Wharf to see flamboyant CaliforniaDemocrat Willie Brown sworn in as San Francisco's first black mayor.

But it wasn't the elaborate firework display, the 10,000 meals dished out to the homeless, nor the gushing congratulatory phone call from President Bill Clinton broadcast live over the public address system that piqued the Bay City's scribblers.

The press has expected the maverick politician to parade his attractive young girlfriend, Kamala Harrus, an ambitious deputy district attorney 31 years Brown's junior and his 'constant companion' on the campaign trail.



To their puzzlement, he was instead joined on stage for the 1996 inauguration by his estranged wife Blanche, despite announcing years earlier that the two had amicably split.

Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris dated San Francisco's first black mayor Wilile Brown in the 1990s, while he was still married but separated from his wife. Pictured together a dinner in 1995

Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris dated San Francisco's first black mayor Wilile Brown in the 1990s, while he was still married but separated from his wife. Pictured together a dinner in 1995

Brown is 31 years Harris' senior and she was his 'constant companion' on the campaign trail. They met while he was 60 and Harris was 29
Brown is 31 years Harris' senior and she was his 'constant companion' on the campaign trail. They met while he was 60 and Harris was 29

Brown is 31 years Harris' senior and she was his 'constant companion' on the campaign trail. They met while he was 60 and Harris was 29

Brown was State Assembly Speaker for 15 years and appointed Harris  to unemployment insurance appeals board and California medical assistance commission, both lucrative positions. The pair are pictured in 2005

Brown was State Assembly Speaker for 15 years and appointed Harris  to unemployment insurance appeals board and California medical assistance commission, both lucrative positions. The pair are pictured in 2005

When columnist Herb Caen declared 'It's all over!' the next day he was referring to Brown and Harris, whom Caen had tipped to wed.

'This news came as a shock to many, including those who found Kamala Harris attractive, intelligent and charming,' Caen wrote in his 'Willie Watch' column for the San Francisco Chronicle.

'Also flabbergasted: the brain-trusters who found Kamala the perfect antidote to whatever playboy tendencies still reside in the mayor-elect's jaunty persona.'

The fling may have fizzled long ago, but in the decades since, Harris has struggled to shirk her association with Brown, whom she has described as 'an albatross hanging around my neck'.

When DailyMail.com reached out to Brown's wife Blanche Vitero (pictured) this week to ask what she thought of Harris being named as Biden's presidential running mate she broke into laughter

When DailyMail.com reached out to Brown's wife Blanche Vitero (pictured) this week to ask what she thought of Harris being named as Biden's presidential running mate she broke into laughter

Scrutiny of their relationship and suspicions that her career benefited from his political patronage, are likely to intensify now she has been unveiled as Joe Biden's running mate.

When they met around 1993, Brown, a noted lawyer and civil rights leader, was the speaker of the California assembly and regarded as one of the State's most influential legislators.

He had turned 60 while Harris was 29.

Brown was notorious for his love of Jaguar sports cars, flash designer suits – a look he dubbed 'bold conservative' despite his liberal leanings – and for being named one of the world's ten sexiest men by Playgirl magazine.

He had also been seen with a 'succession' of beautiful women despite having been married for decades. No wonder then that Clinton once dubbed Brown 'the real Slick Willy.'

'The measure of his flamboyance is he'll go to a party with his wife on one arm and his girlfriend on the other,' James Richardson, a reporter for the Sacramento Bee told People Magazine in 1996.

Brown insisted that his dates should 'absolutely be the best-dressed woman in the room,' added Richardson, who published his own biography of Brown later that year.

Harris, meanwhile, was regarded as a diligent and able prosecutor 'on the way up' at the Alameda County District Attorney's Office, where she had worked for the previous three years.

Brown had been publicly dating Harris for some time, but when Brown was inaugurated in 1996, his estranged wife Blanche was by his side after 'splitting' two years prior

Brown had been publicly dating Harris for some time, but when Brown was inaugurated in 1996, his estranged wife Blanche was by his side after 'splitting' two years prior

Both Kamala and Brown's wife Blanche were front row as Brown spoke in 2014 at the dedication of Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge at Treasure Island

Both Kamala and Brown's wife Blanche were front row as Brown spoke in 2014 at the dedication of Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge at Treasure Island 

President Bill Clinton dubbed Brown the 'real Slick Willy'. The pair are pictured together in 2000 in San Francisco

President Bill Clinton dubbed Brown the 'real Slick Willy'. The pair are pictured together in 2000 in San Francisco 

As Brown's 'new steady' she soon found herself rubbing shoulders with many of California's political movers and shakers.

As well as gifting his young squeeze a BMW car, the relationship reaped even more tangible benefits when Brown handed Harris two influential positions.

'Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, continuing his rush to hand out patronage jobs while he retains his powerful post, has given high-paying appointments to his former law associate and a former Alameda County prosecutor who is Brown's frequent companion,' the Los Angeles Times noted in 1994.

'Brown, exercising his power even as his speakership seems near an end, named attorney Kamala Harris to the California Medical Assistance Commission, a job that pays $72,000 a year.

'Harris, a former deputy district attorney in Alameda County, was described by several people at the Capitol as Brown's girlfriend.'

Brown also appointed Harris to the state's Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, a lucrative position worth a further $97,088 a year, according to the same article.

She took a leave of absence from her prosecutor duties to serve in the positions.

Press reports unearthed by DailyMail.com confirm that by the time he hooked up with Harris, Texas-born Brown had for years been openly separated from Blanche, a dance teacher whom he married in 1958 and had three children with.

According to an archived 1984 profile in the New York Times the couple went their separate ways in 1982.

Richardson's book says the union ended a decade earlier, citing a friend who recalled Brown announcing that the marriage was over 'in either 1971 or 1972'.

For all their differences, however, the ex-couple maintained an enduring bond: 'Willie and Blanche Brown have never divorced. She has lived in their Masonic Street house in San Francisco, and the two have built a friendship while leading separate personal lives,' Richardson wrote in Willie Brown: A Biography.

'Brown continued to support her and their children financially, and he took care of things when leaky pipes and plugged toilets needed fixing.'

Brown was notorious for his love of sports cars, flash designer suits – a look he dubbed 'bold conservative' despite his liberal leanings – and for being named one of the world's 10 sexiest men by Playgirl magazine. He's pictured in 1976 showing off his Porsche at the State Capitol

Brown was notorious for his love of sports cars, flash designer suits – a look he dubbed 'bold conservative' despite his liberal leanings – and for being named one of the world's 10 sexiest men by Playgirl magazine. He's pictured in 1976 showing off his Porsche at the State Capitol 

Harris has struggled to shirk her association with Brown, whom she has described as 'an albatross hanging around my neck'. They are pictured together in 2003 when Harris was a candidate for district attorney

Harris has struggled to shirk her association with Brown, whom she has described as 'an albatross hanging around my neck'. They are pictured together in 2003 when Harris was a candidate for district attorney 

Nonetheless, on the day Brown was inaugurated as San Francisco's mayor, cementing his standing as California's most notable African American politician, it was a surprise to many to see Blanche at his side, bible in hand.

Brown 'stunned his friends by announcing that he was breaking up with Kamala', Richardson said of the episode.

'Columnist Herb Caen all but predicted two days after the election that Brown would wed Kamala Harris, his constant companion throughout the campaign. 'Keep an eye on these two' Caen wrote.

'No mention was made of what Brown would do about Blanche, to whom he was still married.'

Around that time a television reporter for KPIX caught up with Blanche in the street and asked her what it was like living with Brown. 'Difficult,' came the one-word reply.

The estranged couple remain married to this day, despite Brown having gone on to have a baby with his chief fundraiser Carolyn Carpenti in 2001.

Blanche attended Brown's 80th birthday party in 2014 and as recently as last December they bought an apartment in San Francisco for $650,000, one of several properties they have jointly acquired over the past couple of decades.

When DailyMail.com reached out to Blanche this week to ask what she thought of Harris being named as Biden's presidential running mate she broke into laughter.

Pressed on whether she would vote for them, Blanch, 84, added: 'I'm sorry, I don't want to comment at all.'

Sonya Molodetskaya is considered Brown's 'girlfriend' having been pictured together at public events several times, though Brown remains married to wife Blanche

Sonya Molodetskaya is considered Brown's 'girlfriend' having been pictured together at public events several times, though Brown remains married to wife Blanche 

The estranged couple remain married to this day, despite Brown having gone on to have a baby with his chief fundraiser Carolyn Carpenti (pictured) in 2001

The estranged couple remain married to this day, despite Brown having gone on to have a baby with his chief fundraiser Carolyn Carpenti (pictured) in 2001

Despite being dumped by Brown, Harris continued to enjoy his support when she ran for office herself, getting elected as San Francisco's first black district attorney in 2004.

By then Brown had faced an FBI corruption investigation for allegedly handing out lucrative city contracts and appointments to friends and political allies.

His endorsement prompted accusations of cronyism, promptly denied by Harris who was dating the talk show host Montel Williams at the time.

Under fire from her opponents, Terence Hallinan and Bill Fazio, Harris didn't hesitate to stick the boot into her former mentor, branding him an 'albatross hanging around my neck'.

'I refuse to design my campaign around criticizing Willie Brown,' she told SF Weekly. 'I have no doubt that I am independent of him - and that he would probably right now express some fright about the fact that he cannot control me.

'His career is over. I will be alive and kicking for the next 40 years. I do not owe him a thing.'

Harris was elected California's attorney general in 2010. When she ran for the Senate in 2016, Brown called on her likely opponent, Antonio Villaraigosa, to stay out of the race.

Now happily married to entertainment lawyer Doug Emhoff, Harris has little to say about Brown and does not mention his name once in her 2019 memoir, The Truths We Hold.

Brown, as ever, has had plenty to say.

Kamala Harris first black woman on major US presidential ticket
Now happily married to entertainment lawyer Doug Emhoff, Harris has little to say about Brown and does not mention his name once in her 2019 memoir, The Truths We Hold

Now happily married to entertainment lawyer Doug Emhoff, Harris has little to say about Brown and does not mention his name once in her 2019 memoir, The Truths We Hold

Harris and Emhoff have been married since 2014, and he could become the first Second Gentleman if Biden is to win the presidency

Harris and Emhoff have been married since 2014, and he could become the first Second Gentleman if Biden is to win the presidency 

When Harris announced her failed presidential bid in January 2019 he penned a column for the San Francisco Chronicle entitled: 'Sure, I dated Kamala Harris, So what?'

'I've been peppered with calls from the national media about my 'relationship' with Kamala Harris, particularly since it became obvious that she was going to run for president. Most of them, I have not returned,' wrote Brown, now aged 86.

'Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago. Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker.

'And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco. I have also helped the careers of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a host of other politicians.

'The difference is that Harris is the only one who, after I helped her, sent word that I would be indicted if I 'so much as jaywalked' while she was D.A. That's politics for ya.'

Brown began this past week by publicly urging Harris to 'politely decline' Biden's offer, saying the Vice Presidency was a dead end and that she would be more effective as US Attorney General.

When she ignored his advice, Brown changed his tune, telling NBC Bay Area: 'As a black man, I am absolutely blown away.'

The Trump Presidential Campaign will have the next word, one suspects.

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Comment by Lu on August 19, 2020 at 7:40pm

THESE SO=CALLED BLACK LIVES MATTER COONS CAN ALL 

TOSS EACH OTHER'S SALAD...YOU WANT TO QUESTION MY RACIAL SPECIES...THEN GO SMELL MY FATHER'S DICK FROM THE GRAVE...HIS ANCESTORS AS WELL MY GRANFATHERS' ANCESTRY CAME STRAIGHT FROM AFRICA (NIGERIA), TO HAITI, TO FINALLY END UP IN THE BRITISH ISLANDS OF ST.KITTS/NEVIS....

SO ALL YOU'LL BATTY MEN CAN RUN UP MY FATHER'S PEOPLE ANYTIME AND QUESTION WHO I AM ANYTIME....

A N***** IS A GROOMED-OUT, BUCKED-OUT, IGNORANT ASS COON--- RESEARCH THAT!!!

SELAH

Comment by Lu on August 19, 2020 at 7:34pm

@ AV Redwood 

Do YOU know me...

OKAY,,,Now keep MY NAME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH...

AND GET A DICK IN YOUR MOUTH AS YOU SO DESIRE..WTF@$#!..THAT'S WHY I STATED IT IS MY MERFING OPINION. PERIOD!!!!

I SAID WHAT THE F@$#% I SAID. ONCE AGAIN, MY OPINION. 

I ANSWERED @vaughn mitchell because we keep the respect of to AGREE TO DISAGREE in PERSPERCTIVE AND IN ORDER...

BATTY MAN STAY IN YOUR MERFING LANE WITH ME...FING RAT BASTARD!!!

Comment by mr1stroke on August 17, 2020 at 5:07pm
D. Hall again you are an insecure n*****, one of those who dont read or ever research, now she is a sister, how about you tell me one thing about her thats not on the news, slave niggers like you have been teaching the idiots how to accept slavery, ho can you preach unity but embrace someone who destroyed so many innocent black men lives by either sending them to jail unfairly nor minor offenses, the same b**** when she was running for the office of California who stated she was the first indian American female to hold the office, you niggers are so retarded any one can fool you, no wonder she is married to a white man, that is how much she loves black people and proud of being a black woman. Just like you niggers said Bill Clinton was the first black president after he gave you the crime bill, than you said obama was the first black president after he took executive order for Daca and same sex marriage, let me know why you're still begging for police reform, let me know what unity you have been preaching since you are so righteous, you porch monkey n*****. I will not give you slave niggers any pass this year i will expose you niggers all of you can run your mouth and be mad but cant provide no information about the attack other than what CNN is telling you, thats how retarded niggers are you f***** dog n*****
Comment by D. Hall on August 17, 2020 at 4:47pm

We spend all this time talking about unity in our community. So what a black politician helped a qualified sister along in her carrier. It’s not the crab in the barrel mentality that’s been holding us back for years. Each one teach one. Don’t get fooled by the trolls posting these blogs trying to divide us. Especially the white trolls on here that call us the N word.

Comment by mr1stroke on August 14, 2020 at 8:46pm
Niggers have been voting for the same party since the 60s but cant show anything or any rights they gain after the people in the 60s, seriously what the democrat done for the black community for the past 50 years, the immigrants have the Daca law, the jews have the holocaust protection laws, the gays have same sex marriage, and the transgender even have equal rights law, during the time they pass those laws can any one tell me one bill the democrats passed that became law to protect black people after the 60s. Please name only one, i would rather vote Trump for 4 more years than to be a slave and vote for the people who continue to keep black people as slaves, niggers are niggers they dont care as long they get hand outs to sot home and drink and smoke, low rent or free rent in the projects. Wait a minute your democrats politicians youre being charge higher interest rate by your zip code lol damn clowns
Comment by AV Redwood on August 14, 2020 at 8:31pm
@ vaughn You’re spot On ! That idiot constantly uses the N word! His time would be better spent learning to spell and construct a sentence! As for Lu , she needs to open her eyes put down the fork and get a clue !
Comment by Lu on August 14, 2020 at 4:31pm

@vaugh mitchell

NONE OF THEM is getting my vote as far as I am concerned. I do not trust not near one of them. But, remember she is the same one that voted and was in cohorts during the CLINTON administration to mandate the 3 strikes you are out. Pertaining the blacks being incarcerated for all sorts of crimes, some even staged up by the corrupted L.A. police. That is why the PRISON STOCKS has shot up through the roof when her candidacy was announced. 

Like I stated before, my opinion. But, NOT ONE OUT OF THE TWO PARTY SIDES IS WELCOMED, BUT I HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE CHOICES THAT HAS AND WILL BE DEALT IN NOVEMBER. PERIOD.

Comment by vaughn mitchell on August 14, 2020 at 3:31pm
@ Lu, she might not get your vote but don't complain if Trump, win and a civil war breakout because if you believe it's better to have four more years of Trump, in the white house because she is a faker and have light skin, no wonder our race is Fe did , ed up. She did not determine her skin color, so as woman of color you should be higher than that. As for racist sicko who keep using the N, word to describe black people, keep doing it I have all your screenshots including the one you calling Obama, the N, word don't, worry I contacted CFever, so they can block your racist ass of CF, we do not need your negativity, if you post s*** like this on FB, Twitter or instagram, the amount of hate you would be getting, they would have blocked you.
Comment by mr1stroke on August 14, 2020 at 3:16pm
Lil the only one who dont know the history of those dummies are the niggers who dont read or research, the only things they hear is what Nancy Pelosi and Schumer tell them or CNn it is the only way they get their news, i challenge the niggers on here and those on the streets to tell me that one thing about Biden that they have not heard on the news they have yet to tell me, some of them post his whole speech and you did not hear one thing about black people, but they dont care because niggers were born to serve white folks, slavery was not a choice but living like a slave, embracing and accepting slavery is a choice
Comment by Lu on August 14, 2020 at 1:28pm

She is FAKER than a CLOWN and she is coming in as the true PYTHON....OH, I forgot, she is MELANATED so that makes her the best for BLACK people? NOT...THIS IS MY OPINION. SHE WILL NOT BE GETTING MY PERSONAL VOTE. SELAH

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