13 Women Came Forward To Say Donald Trump Sexually Assaulted Them

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Donald Trump has been accused by several women of several different types of sexual assault and inappropriateness since the video footage of him being verbally sexually aggressive towards women was made public.


He said in the 2005 footage, which he has since claimed was “locker room banter”: “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything… Grab them by the p—-.” He added that when he meets beautiful women, “I just start kissing them.”

1. New York Times allegations

On Wednesday night, two women accused Donald Trump of inappropriate touching in the New York Times.

One of the women, Jessica Leeds, appeared on camera to recount how Mr Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt in the first-class cabin on a flight to New York in or around 1980.

The second woman, Rachel Crooks, described how Mr Trump kissed her “directly on the mouth” in 2005 outside the elevator in Trump Tower in Manhattan, where she was a receptionist at a real estate firm.

2. Mar-A-Lago claim

The Palm Beach Post published an exclusive story on its website in which Mindy McGillivray, now 36, alleged that Mr Trump grabbed her at his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida in early 2003.

“It was pretty close to the centre of my butt,” she said of the incident that happened as she was working as a photographer’s assistant at an event. “I was startled. I jumped.”

3. Miss Washington

Cassandra Searles, Miss Washington 2013, called Trump a “misogynist” in a Facebook post, and said in a comment that he had “continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room”, Yahoo News reported.

4. Miss Utah

Temple Taggart, a former Miss Utah, told the New York Times in May how Trump kissed her on the lips when he introduced himself to the 21-year-old contestant at the 1997 Miss USA pageant. She said he kissed her again at a later meeting at Trump Tower.


5. To 10-year-old girl, ‘I’ll be dating her 10 years’

Though he did not physically touch her, the comments made by Trump are still lewd. CBS showed clips from its show Entertainment Tonight in 1992 with Mr Trump addressing a group of 10-year-old girls, remarking as one of them walked past him: “I’ll be dating her in 10 years.  He was 46 at the time.

6. Miss Teen USA

Four contestants from the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant have claimed that Mr Trump suddenly entered their dressing room while they were changing. Mariah Billado, the former Miss Vermont Teen USA, said Mr Trump told the contestants, some of whom were as young as 15: “Don’t worry ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”

7. The Apprentice

A former contestant on The Apprentice, Mr Trump’s long-running reality television show, told Grazia that the property mogul kissed her on the lips during a job interview. “I was very taken aback by that at the time,” she said.

8. People journalist

Natasha Stoynoff, a journalist for People magazine, claims she was assaulted by Mr Trump during a 2005 interview at his Mar-a-Lago resort. “Trump shut the door behind us,” she writes. “I turned around, and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat.


9. New York nightclub claims

The Washington Post published an interview on Friday with a woman who said Mr Trump put his hand up her skirt in a crowded New York nightclub in the early 1990s in an unwanted advance.

“He did touch my vagina through my underwear, absolutely,” Kristin Anderson said in a video interview on the newspaper’s website. “It wasn’t a sexual come-on. I don’t know why he did it. It was like just to prove that he could do it,” she told the paper.

10. Apprentice contestant

A former contestant on the Apprentice came forward on Friday to claim the Republican nominee forcibly kissed her, grabbed her breast and thrust his genitals at her. Summer Zervos was on Mr Trump’s reality television show in 2005, and said she met with him two years later to discuss possible employment at his business. Ms Zervos became emotional as she read a statement claiming that, during a subsequent meeting, Mr Trump greeted her by “kissing me open mouthed as he was pulling me toward him”. “He put me in an embrace and I tried to push him away. I pushed his chest to put space between us and I sad come on man, ‘get real’. He repeated my words back to me, ‘get real’, as he began thrusting his genitals,” she claimed.




Mr Trump has denied all allegations of sexual assault. A statement responding to the New York Times article said:

“This entire article is fiction, and for the New York Times to launch a completely false, coordinated character assassination against Mr Trump on a topic like this is dangerous. To reach back decades in an attempt to smear Mr Trump trivialises sexual assault, and it sets a new low for where the media is willing to go in its efforts to determine this election.


“It is absurd to think that one of the most recognisable business leaders on the planet with a strong record of empowering women in his companies would do the things alleged in this story, and for this to only become public decades later in the final month of a campaign for president should say it all.

 

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