Donald Trump: Here are the sexual misconduct allegations facing the Republican candidate

24/08/2019 Posted by admin

One week after a tape of Donald Trump boasting about sexually assault women was released, more women have come forward with allegations about the Republican presidential candidate.

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“It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted,” a passionate Michelle Obama told Clinton supporters at a rally in New Hampshire on Oct. 13. “So while I’d love nothing more than to pretend like this isn’t happening, and to come out here and do my normal campaign speech, it would be dishonest and disingenuous to me to just move on to the next thing like this was all just a bad dream.”

“We can’t expose our children to this any longer, not for another minute, let alone for four years.”

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Following the release of the now infamous tape of Trump making obscene comments about women — which he has dismissed as “locker room talk ” — at least four women have come forward saying Trump sexually assaulted them.

Trump has denied all allegations, saying he has never met some of his accusers although he has provided no evidence to discredit the reports.

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“These vicious claims about me, of inappropriate conduct with women, are totally and absolutely false. And the Clintons know it,” Trump said during a campaign rally in Florida Thursday.

Here is a look at some of the recent allegations against the Manhattan billionaire.

Summer Zervos

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on the TV show The Apprentice, is embraced by lawyer Gloria Allred (L) while speaking about allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump during a news conference in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 14, 2016. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

On Friday, Oct. 14, Summer Zervos, a candidate on season 5 of The Apprentice reality television show in 2006, accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct.

Zervos appeared at a news conference alongside celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who also represents several women who’ve accused actor Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

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Zervos alleged that in 2007 Trump tried to get her to lie down on a bed with him during a meeting that she believed was related to a possible job.

“He then asked me to sit next to him. I complied. He then grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me again very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast,” said Zervos.

Allred, who has represented high-profile clients including the family of Nicole Brown Simpson, addressed Trump directly while speaking to reporters.

“Donald, before you can become president of the United States, you must first learn how to treat women with respect,” she said, “The White House is not a locker room.”

Kristin Anderson

Kristin Anderson also said that she was groped by Donald Trump.

Anderson told the Washington Post in an interview published Friday that the incident occurred during the early 1990s at the China Club in New York City. She told the Post she was sitting on a couch at the crowded nightclub when she allegedly felt Trump’s hand move under her miniskirt.

“It wasn’t a sexual come-on,” Anderson said. “I don’t know why he did it. It was like just to prove that he could do it, and nothing would happen.”

A spokeswoman for Trump denied the allegations.

“Mr. Trump strongly denies this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicity. It is totally ridiculous,” Hope Hicks told the Post in a statement.

Jessica Leeds

Jessica Leeds arrives at her apartment building, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in New York.

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On Oct. 12, The New York Times published the accounts of two women who accused Donald Trump of past instances of sexual assault. Jessica Leeds, 74, said she was on a flight more than three decades ago and seated next to Trump when he allegedly lifted the armrest and began to grope her.

“He was like an octopus,” she told the Times. “His hands were everywhere.”

Rachel Crooks

Rachel Crooks told the Times that she was assaulted by Trump in an elevator in 2005 while she was working as a receptionist at the real-estate company Bayrock Group at Trump Tower.

Crooks, who was 22 at the time, said she introduced herself and after the two shook hands he allegedly began kissing her. “[He] kissed me directly on the mouth,” Crooks told the Times. After the incident, Trump allegedly asked for her phone number and said he would give it to his modelling agency.

“It was so inappropriate,” Crooks said. “I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that.”

Natasha Stoynoff

Former People magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff accused Donald Trump of forcibly kissing her

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People magazine published a vivid account from Canadian writer Natasha Stoynoff allegedly being assaulted by Trump when she visited Mar-a-Lago in Florida for an interview with the GOP and his wife, Melania, who was pregnant at the time.

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Stoynoff, a former writer for People, said the incident occurred in December 2015 and left her badly shaken.

“We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us,” Stoynoff wrote. “I turned around, and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat.”

Mindy McGillivray

Mindy McGillivray told the Palm Beach Post that she was groped by Trump at his club in Mar-a-Lago 13 years ago.

McGillivray, who was 23 at the time, was assisting photographer Ken Davidoff at Trump’s club when the alleged incident occurred. Davidoff  told the Post he remembers that McGillivray pulled him aside moments after the alleged incident and told him, “‘Donald just grabbed my ass!’”

“All of a sudden I felt a grab, a little nudge. I think it’s Ken’s camera bag, that was my first instinct,” McGillivray said. “I turn around and there’s Donald. He sort of looked away quickly. I quickly turned back, facing Ray Charles, and I’m stunned.’’

Cassie Searles

Cassie Searles, who was Miss Washington 2013 and a contestant in the Miss USA pageant, accused Trump of assault.

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Cassie Searles, who was Miss Washington 2013 and a contestant in the Miss USA pageant while it was still owned by Trump, posted on Facebook that he treated the contestants like “cattle” and groped her.

“Do y’all remember that one time we had to do our onstage introductions, but this one guy treated us like cattle and made us do it again because we didn’t look him in the eyes? Do you also remember when he then proceeded to have us line up so he could get a closer look at his property?” she wrote. “He probably doesn’t want me telling the story about that time he continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room.”

The controversy surrounding Donald J. Trump has also revived attention at past accusations of sexual assault.

Temple Taggart

Temple Taggart, a former Miss Utah, says Trump kissed her on the mouth more than once when she was a 21-year-old contestant in his Miss USA beauty pageant. Taggart told her story in The New York Times in May and spoke to the paper again this week.

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Trump also stands accused of repeatedly walking in on the contestants in his beauty pageants while they were naked.

“He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything,” former Miss Arizona 2001 Tasha Dixon told CBS on Tuesday, a recollection shared by Bridget Sullivan, who was Miss New Hampshire in 2000.

Trump has acknowledged that behaviour.

“I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” he told radio host Howard Stern, according to a transcript. “You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. ‘Is everybody OK?’ And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that.”

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Jill Harth

Jill Harth, a makeup artist, alleges Trump put his hands under her skirt during a business dinner in 1992 and tried to force himself on her in a separate incident, according to a July 2016 interview with the Guardian.

“He pushed me up against the wall, and had his hands all over me and tried to get up my dress again … and I had to physically say: ‘What are you doing? Stop it,” she said.

Harth sued Trump, accusing him of sexual harassment in 1997. She dropped the lawsuit against Trump after he settled a separate breach of contract suit.

Trump has denied Harth’s and Taggart’s allegations.

Cathy Heller

Cathy Heller, 63, said Trump grabbed her, tried to kiss her and became angry when she wouldn’t let him around 20 years ago.

She told The Guardian that she was at a Mother’s Day brunch in 2007 at one of Trump’s hotels with her family when he came around to greet the guests.

Her mother-in-law introduced them which is when he made a move on her, she said.

“He took my hand, and grabbed me, and went for the lips,” she told the newspaper.

“And he said, ‘Oh, come on.’ He was strong. And he grabbed me and went for my mouth and went for my lips.”

Jessica Drake

Jessica Drake speaks to reporters about allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump, alongside lawyer Gloria Allred (L) during a news conference in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 22, 2016.

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Jessica Drake, 42, came forward on Oct. 22 saying Trump offered her $10,000 for her to visit him in his hotel room 10 years ago.

Drake said she and two friends initially visited Trump in his hotel room while attending a golf event in Lake Tahoe, Calif., in 2006.

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“When I entered the room, he grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission,” she said.

After she left, she said she received a phone call from someone on behalf of Trump asking her to come back.

When she declined the invite, Drake said Trump himself called and offered her $10,000 as well as the use of his jet to reconsider.

*With files from the Associated Press and Rebecca Joseph