As reported by The Guardian, the Republican candidate, Donald Trump‘s campaign is taking a huge hit from a series of allegations, citing sexual harassment. The list includes a 1992 Entertainment Tonight Christmas special in which Mr Trump is appears to be “sexualizing” a 10 year old girl.
A People Magazine reporter who claims physical assault by Mr Trump, as she was preparing to interview him and his wife, Melania.
Two women whom allege that Mr Trump kissed and groped them, one while traveling first class on a air flight.
The story of Jessica Leeds, who was traveling on a business trip from The New York Times:
“He was like an octopus… his hands were everywhere. It was an assault”
Rachel Crooks was was a 22 year old receptionist at a real estate business in the Trump Tower when she was allegedly touched inappropriatedly by Mr Trump. Ms Crooks is quoted to have said:
he “kissed me directly on the mouth”, “It was so inappropriate,I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that”
Two Miss USA contestants whom allege that Mr Trump deliberately walked into their dressing room while they were unclothed.
Another woman who alleges Mr Trump fondled her at his Mar-A-Lago home in Florida.
Mindy McGillivray is quoted from the Palm Beach Post to have stated:
“All of a sudden I felt a grab, a little nudge. I think it’s Ken’s camera bag, that was my first instinct. I turn around and there’s Donald. He sort of looked away quickly. I quickly turned back, facing Ray Charles, and I’m stunned.’’
Four women who were contestants in the 1997 Miss Teen USA beauty pageant alleged that Mr Trump walked into their dressing room while they were in various states of undress, as reported to Buzzfeed. Some contestants were as young as 15 years old at the time.
“I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here’” – Mariah Billado, a former Miss Vermont Teen USA.
In response, Mr Trump:
“Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”
Another case of alleged rape of a 13 year old girl by Mr Trump and a convict of underage sex crimes, financier Jeffrey Epstein, has been a date for a civil hearing in December in the state of Florida. In investigative journalism, The Guardian has found that the lawsuit was manifested with a former producer of the Jerry Springer television show. An associate identified as a publicist named “Al Taylor”, has allegedly been shopping aound to sell a video of the assumed victim, identified as “Jane Doe”, describing the purported underage rape, cited to have taken place in 1994 at the Manhattan home of Mr Epstein. The shopped price was $1 million.
Mr Trump has threatened a lawsuit against The New York Times for publishing the article in reference to Ms Leeds and Ms Crooks and their groping allegations against Mr Trump, with his campaign sending out a retraction demand:
“Your article is reckless, defamatory and constitutes libel per se. It is apparent from, among other things, the timing of the article, that it is nothing more than a politically motivated effort to defeat Mr. Trump’s candidacy,”
The New York Times has reminded us of the libel law in the USA to date:
“Under American libel law as defined in the 1964 case of New York Times v. Sullivan in 1964, any public figure suing for libel must prove a defamatory statement was made with actual malice, “with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not”.
In an article at The Guardian, athlete’s react to Mr Trump’s description of his comments on the leaked video with Billy Bush as “locker room banter”. The athlete’s have taken to Twitter to clarify that they do not consider that as anything that they would say while at work.
I’m offended as an athlete that @realDonaldTrump keeps using this “locker room talk” as an excuse.
— Robbie Rogers (@robbierogers) October 10, 2016
Have I been in every locker room? No. But the guys I know and respect don’t talk like that. They talk about girls but not like that. Period.
— Chris Conley (@_flight17_) October 10, 2016