Repeat Felon and Women’s March Organizer INDICTED On Felony Theft Charges After Donations Go Missing
The organizer of the Portland “Womens March” organization has been indicted on a total of five counts of theft.
The trans activist is a repeat felon with a long record.
Rebekah Katherine Brewis was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Multnomah County on three counts of first degree aggravated theft from the Women’s March on Portland and two counts of felony computer crime.
Each of the three theft counts is for money “of the total value of $10,000 or more, the property of Women’s March on Portland,” according to court documents.
Brewis was one of the organizers of the original Portland Women’s March, which drew between 70,000 and 100,000 to downtown Portland to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump in January 2017.
But in late February of that year, organizers became embroiled in a dispute over missing t-shirt sales and donation money.
According to a Facebook post at the time from the lead organizer of the event Margaret Jacobsen, Brewis agreed to have her organization, PDX Trans Pride, act as “fiscal sponsor” of the event so the Women’s March could collect tax-deductible donations and raise money to pay for costs associated with the 2017 march. However, according to Jacobsen, there was no written contract regarding the fiscal sponsorship.
An investigation by The Oregonian/OregonLive showed that PDX Trans Pride was not at the time a 501c3 non-profit with the ability to take tax deductible donations at all.
In the Facebook post, Jacobsen wrote that after the event, PDX Trans Pride refused to account for the funds, which Jacobsen believed to be at least $22,000 from t-shirt sales and an unknown amount in direct donations.
In a phone message left with The Oregonian/OregonLive at the time, Brewis said, “The allegations are absolutely unfounded.”
This is hardly Brewis’s first brush with the law.
According to court records, the former Jorey Lee Brewis had faced a litany of felony charges over the years, as well as several landlord-tenant civil suits.
But the story takes a bizarre twist as we find out that Brewis had previously sued the Department Of Corrections in 2007 when she ended up castrating herself, using his/her fingernails, while in a prison cell, while doing 70 months on slew of robbery charges:
According to a civil-rights lawsuit filed Nov. 21 at U.S. District Court in Portland, 27-year-old Jorey Lee Brewis—aka Rebekah Katherine—was so troubled that he cut out his testicles in his cell and mutilated them.
Brewis was sentenced to 70 months in 2000 for robbery. But he’s had his original sentence extended by seven years for a series of convictions while behind bars for assault, carrying a weapon and supplying contraband. He is currently being held at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla.
Brewis refers to himself as a female throughout the lawsuit, which says his discomfort with his male body is so severe that he’s tried suicide four times since 2002 and has tried to castrate himself 13 times.
“Plaintiff grieves deeply over hair loss due to male pattern baldness caused by testosterone, and also grief over restriction from shaving her body free of the men”s length hair growing on whole body,” the hand-written lawsuit says. “This disjunction between body and mind causes plaintiff everyday misery and compels desires to castrate the testicles.”
The lawsuit claims prison officials knew of Brewis’ disorder through his repeated attempts to kill and castrate himself, but that they denied Brewis treatment.
On Sept. 18, the lawsuit says Brewis castrated himself in his cell using his fingernails “partially based on study of the Gray”s Anatomy book that teaches castration.” It took five hours, involved “extreme mental suffering,” and “a whole roll of toilet paper was used to absorb all of the blood,” the lawsuit says.
“Upon eviscerating the testicles, plaintiff tied off and ligated the epididymus on each bare testicle with hair ties and two rubber bands,” the lawsuit says. Afterward, “plaintiff shredded the deadened testicles and mutilated them to ensure they were dead,” according to the lawsuit.
Brewis, who is originally from Ashland, seeks immediate treatment for his disorder and $10 million in damages.
And somehow she became the leader of the local Women’s March.