The truth was he did take a fall and it did involve a malfunction, but the malfunction involved a mistake in his autoerotic asphyxiation practices.

This now retired used to be very powerful politician and party leader had a strange accident a few years ago that he attributed to a certain malfunction.

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This now retired used to be very powerful politician and party leader had a strange accident a few years ago that he attributed to a certain malfunction. The extent of the injuries was quite severe.

The truth was he did take a fall and it did involve a malfunction, but the malfunction involved a mistake in his autoerotic asphyxiation practices.

Harry Reid
United States Senator from Nevada from 1987 to 2017

The long, strange saga of Harry Reid and the exercise band

More than 10 months ago, Sen. Harry Reid’s life changed forever. The Nevada Democrat and Senate minority leader was exercising in his home with an elastic band when it snapped, throwing him into cabinets, causing him to lose sight in his right eye, changing his marriage and, ultimately, playing a role in ending his career.

On Tuesday, Reid and his wife, Landra Gould, filed a lawsuit against the maker of the elastic band he was using that fateful day. The lawsuit might or might not be the beginning of the end of a nearly year-long drama filled with frustration, conspiracy theories and political intrigue.

Here’s a timeline of how it all went down:
Jan. 1: The accident

A resistance band that the 75-year-old Reid is using to exercise at his suburban Las Vegas home snaps and hits him in the face, causing him to fall. He breaks multiple bones around his right eye and, as he hit the floor, multiple ribs. He is rushed to the hospital by his security detail and released the next day. His office releases a statement on Jan. 2 announcing the fall and saying his doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

Jan. 6: Congress begins without Reid

Jan. 6: Reid shares what happened with the world

Jan. 6: The conspiracy theories begin

But alternative theories about Reid have already started. Blogger John Hinderaker points out there is “zero evidence” Reid destroyed his eye in a fight but asks the question anyway: “I think it is questionable whether we are being told the truth about what happened to Harry Reid.”

Jan. 9: Reid announces he’s temporarily lost vision in his right eye

Jan. 20: Reid returns to work

Jan. 22: Reid says he’s planning on running for reelection

Feb. 10: No really, he’s planning on running
Feb. 24: Reid gets a new look
His eye still on the mend, Reid shows up to work with a new look: sunglasses. “We’re working on my beauty here,” he jokes. He says he can see out of his right eye, “just not very well.” The memes begin.

March 27: Just kidding. Reid won’t run for reelection.

March 27: The conspiracy theories simmer

Rush Limbaugh takes an underground conspiracy national, saying on his radio show that he doesn’t “believe for a minute” that an exercise band caused Reid’s injury. “Harry Reid looks like and is acting like — and now with this announcement, behaving like — somebody who might have been beaten up.” Reid does have a history with Las Vegas mobs; in the late 1970s when he was Nevada gaming commissioner, his wife found a car bomb under the family’s station wagon. But that was then. Independent Nevada journalist and pundit Jon Ralston tells The Post’s David Weigel, then with Bloomberg, that “the whole mobster thing is just insane.”

That doesn’t stop conservative Web site Breitbart.com from, a few days later, publishing the results of their “investigation” of Reid’s home, showing floor plans they claim demonstrate that the bathroom where Reid was reportedly exercising isn’t big enough for said exercise. Reid’s staff declines to respond.

April 8: Reid goes on a media tour, discrediting mob theories

Reid spends the first week or two of April on a media tour addressing his career, his decision to retire and, of course, that exercise band. Univision’s Jorge Ramos asks Reid if his injury really was caused by an exercise band, becoming the most mainstream journalist to to date to ask that question. Reid replies that of course it was:

“I had a big, that thick (Reid gestures with his hands), that I had been using for about four years and I was, you know, trying to maintain my firmness and that was my weight training. I was doing that in my new home here in Nevada and a big metal hook that came out from the wall that was hooked there that the strap had no handle on it, slipped, spun me around, uh, about, oh I guess four feet (Reid points with his right hand to the wall of the interview room) and so I smashed my face into a cabinet so hard … ”

Reid also says he’s lost vision in his right eye, perhaps for good.
Oct. 6: Reid and his wife sue the band maker
The lawsuit calls the elastic band “defective (and) unreasonably dangerous,” and according to NBC, “particularly for the elderly who might have trouble gripping it without handles.” NBC reports that the suit also “seeks damages for Landra Gould for the loss of marital consortium.”- Source