Fact Check: Cory Booker Did Not Sing Top Gun Tune While Sexually Engaged with Drunken Teen

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WASHINGTON-When telling a good story, often the story is good enough.  Sometimes, the facts behind that story don’t match up to the story, but the strength of the story often overshadows the actual facts.

Such is the case in a story written in 1992 by a young Stanford University Student, Cory Booker.

Fast forward to 2018 and Cory Booker is now a United States Senator clamoring for truth and justice.

Back in 1992, young Booker was just experimenting in social justice.


“New Year’s Eve 1984 I will never forget. I was 15. As the ball dropped, I leaned over to hug a friend and she met me instead with an overwhelming kiss,” Booker reminisced about his sexual encounter eight years earlier.

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Again, keep in mind, 1984 was only 8 years prior to his 1992 editorial.

“As we fumbled upon the bed, I remember debating my next move as if it were a chess game. With the Top Gun slogan ringing in my head, I slowly reached for her breast. After having my hand pushed away once, I reached my mark,” he continued.

That is where the story breaks with facts.

The fact is, the movie Top Gun did not come out until 1986. The tune he played in head also didn’t come out until 1986.  Since it came out in May of 1986, the earliest this alleged incident could have happened was on New Years Eve, 1986, going into 1987.

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“Danger Zone is a song, with music composed by Giorgio Moroder and lyrics written by Tom Whitlock, which American singer-songwriter Kenny Loggins recorded and released in 1986,” according to Wikipedia.

Did Cory Booker make up a fake sexual encounter for his editorial or did he simply confuse his 1984 sexual assault with a sexual assault that occurred in 1986?

It now appears that Cory Booker’s account of his 1984 sexual encounter has about as many holes in it as Christine Blasey Ford’s claim against Brett Kavanaugh.

In closing, Cory Booker did not hum about the highway to the danger zone in 1984…and he’s also not Spartacus.

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