Lee Wochner: Writer. Director. Writing instructor. Thinker about things.


In case you were worried

A public entity that I can name later and that approached me about having a part-time role with them ran a security screening on me. I just go the results.

  • I have no reportable records with the Los Angeles County criminal court.
  • I have no reportable records in the National Criminal Database.
  • And, hey, it turns out that I’m not a registered sex offender.

The first time I had clearance like this was in 1984 when CBS hired me to help them cover President Reagan’s appearance in Hammonton, NJ during his re-election campaign. I was cleared. Literally had FBI clearance for several years.

Until now, the most recent time was in 2000 when the University of Southern California ran a check on me prior to hiring me to teach. I must have passed — never saw the report — because I taught there for 10 years. I think that was the most recent time — but who knows who might have run a check on me since then?

All things considered, you should feel safe to associate with me.

At the same time, I wonder what tests like this would have turned up about Les Moonves, or Bill Cosby, or Harvey Weinstein, or then-Congressman Anthony Weiner, or if they were even run.

Maybe we need new tests.


3 Responses to “In case you were worried”

  1. Dan Says:

    The screening is no doubt the result of you being assigned some important Secret Mission, about which the President will deny all knowledge.

  2. Paul Says:

    Don’t forget about the NJ state Division of Gaming Enforcement review for a casino license to work in an Atlantic City Casino.

    I’ve had to go through the process a few times.

  3. Dan Says:

    I still expect any minute now to hear Chump deny all knowledge of Lee Wochner.

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