Mailer claims Palomar College board president co-founded sex doll company

Darrell McMullen says he helped with accounting

SAN MARCOS, Calif. - A city college board president is fighting back against claims that he co-founded a sex doll company with his son.

The sex dolls have taken center stage in the race for the Palomar College board.

"Twelve years I've been on the board… I've never seen anything like this," said Darrell McMullen, the president of the Palomar College board. "It's almost an act of desperation on their part."

McMullen is defending himself against one specific word on a political mailer: "co-founded."

The mailer says McMullen and his son co-founded a North County company that custom makes sex dolls. McMullen said that is not true.

"He was an art major," said McMullen. "He said, 'What do I do about accounting?' I said, 'Well, I teach accounting at Cal State University at the time, I'll show you how to set up a set of books.'"

McMullen said he helped his son like any father would do. Now, nearly a decade later, it is being used against him by a teacher's union.  

Dan Finkenthal, a member of that union, told 10News the dolls objectify women.

"It's listed on page two that he was the accountant for the organization," said Finkenthal.

10News reporter Itica Milanes asked him if he was linking being an accountant to being a co-founder.  

"I don't know what you would call a co-founder," he said. "A co-founder versus an accountant, you know, I would have to ask… somebody that's an attorney about that."

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