Justice Clarence Thomas and His Sugar Daddy

Despite claiming he enjoys Walmart parking lots and RV parks, Clarence Thomas is more of a yacht and private jet guy. His lavish life, bankrolled by GOP megadonor Harlan Crow, is far more glamorous than any of us imagined

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In this episode we discuss how Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has accepted tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of gifts since joining the court, including $1,200 worth of tires, valuable historical objects and a $5,000 personal check. 1

He also received batteries and a jacket. If you like our content, please become a patron to get all our content ad-free. These are the gifts he reported, but it turns out that Harlan Crow took good care of Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni Thomas. 2

Justice Thomas lives the life of a movie star or tech bro billionaire, flying on private jets, cruising on million dollar yachts and vacationing in exotic places like the Indonesian islands. Thomas and Crow went together to Bohemian Grove, the rustic Bay Area men-only retreat for the rich and powerful, where rumor has it that captains of industry and powerful politicians roam the grounds naked or in robes, drink profusely and… urinate on trees, all in the spirit of male-bonding. 3, 4

1. Joshua Kaplan, Justin Elliott and Alex Mierjeski. Clarence Thomas and the Billionaire. Propublica. April 2023. 

2. Richard A. Serrano and David G. Savage. Justice Thomas Reports Wealth of Gifts. Los Angeles Times. December 2004. 

3. Jack Holmes. This Supreme Court Justice Definitely Does NOT Have a Sugar Daddy, They Are Just Friends. Esquire. April 2023. 

4. Michael Cabanatuan. Clarence Thomas and Bohemian Grove: Inside the secretive California retreat making headlines. San Francisco Chronicle. April 2023. 

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