A month before the US presidential election around the Republican candidate Donald trump, another scandal erupted due to an inappropriate relationship policy for the fair sex. The American press reported several women, accusing a Republican of harassment. Billionaire categorically denies all allegations.
The alleged victims spoke after the scandal published by The Washington Post video of 11 years ago where trump said that he could grab any woman for intimate places and she would allow him to do that because he’s famous. Publication of records has jeopardized the entire campaign billionaire. As a result, the trump showed atypical behavior, apologizing for his words in the video.
A day later, in the second round of televised debates , the presidential candidate said that it was a “men’s chatter in the locker room” and “just words”, and also expressed regret at the fact that he had uttered such a phrase. On the question of whether he molested women, trump replied: “No, I didn’t do it.”
However, the journalists managed to talk with several women who claim to have experienced harassment billionaire. Two of them have shared their stories with The New York Times. One of the alleged victims was Jessica Leeds, which is now 74 years old. According to her, 36 years ago, while traveling as a representative of the manufacturer of paper, she was sitting next to trump in the first class cabin on a plane to new York. They’ve never met.
According to the memoirs Leeds, 45 minutes after takeoff trump raised the armrest and began to touch her. Then the businessman grabbed her breast and tried to climb under her skirt. “He was like an octopus, says 74-year-old resident of Manhattan. His hands were everywhere.” As a result, the Leeds ran into the back of the salon. “It was harassment,” concluded the interviewee NYT. The story of the harassment of trump Leeds told at least four people in his entourage with whom the publication also managed to communicate.
Also 33-year-old Rachel Crookes claims that have been subjected to harassment by trump. In 2005, when she was 22, she worked as a receptionist in the investment company Bayrock Group, whose office was located in the “trump tower” in Manhattan. One morning she was faced with the billionaire near the Elevator. Realizing that the company leads with trump business, the girl turned around and introduced himself. They shook hands, after which the businessman did not want to let the crooks. Instead, trump started kissing the Secretary on the cheek, and then, according to the girl, “right on the lips”. According to Crookes, it was like not on accident, and violence.
At the request of the NYT on the phone to comment on the statements of women trump said that neither one of these episodes never happened. The politician has threatened to sue the publication if it published allegations of harassment.
Leeds and crooks also told the NYT that they support the campaign of the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
In addition, the correspondent of the magazine People Natasha, Stoynoff told the newspaper in December 2005 she went for an interview at the residence of the trump “Mar-a-Lago” on the eve of the first anniversary of the wedding of a billionaire and his wife, Melania. The businessman said he wanted to show the reporter his Florida mansion, including one “amazing” room. “We went into this room together, trump closed the door behind us. I turned around, and at the same moment he began to push me up against the wall and shove your tongue down my throat” she Stoynoff.
Also about harassment trump told the publication the Palm Beach Post 36-year-old mindy Macgillivray. According to the woman, in 2003, when she was 23, trump grabbed her buttocks in one of the clubs of Florida in 2003. Her companion at the time, photographer Ken Davidoff, the publication said that distinctly remembers how Macgillivray took him aside and said, “Donald just grabbed my ass!”
The headquarters of the trump categorically reject all accusations of harassment. Two close to the billionaire source told The Washington Postthat a politician is considering filing a lawsuit against The New York Times and is already consulting with his advisers about legal ways to influence the situation. According to sources, trump furious over the allegations against him and their publication. Earlier Thursday, attorney mark Kasowitz published requirement to the wording of The New York Times to issue a retraction.
In addition, an unnamed participant of beauty contest “Miss USA” told the newspaper The Guardian, in 2001 a billionaire came into the room when she and another contestant were completely naked. “He came in, he stood up and he stared at us. He did it because he knew that”, – said the interlocutor of the edition.
Also Tasha Dixon, who won in 2001 the title of “Miss Arizona,” he told KCBS-TVhow the tramp came into the locker room during a rehearsal for a beauty contest. Some participants were partially or completely naked. Dixon was 18 years old.
After the previous scandal with the publication of the 2005 video where trump talks about the harassment, the press has spread information that the Republicans have lost faith in the chances of their candidate to win the presidential race, and has instructed a lawyer to consider replacement a month before the election. Later, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee USA Raines, Priebus said that the leadership of the party will not give support for trump. However, amid the scandal, Clinton was much ahead of trump’s popularity rating among voters.
Rude remarks from the beginning of the campaign trump was the hallmark of the presidential candidate. Billionaire repeatedly accused of offensive comments about women, Muslims, Mexican immigrants. Closer to the election rhetoric of the candidate has changed somewhat: in August, trump is hardly the first time a presidential campaign has apologized for his harsh comments, which “could cause someone pain.”