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Y'all knew that once the lid popped off, that these stories would roll in. Good for these women to finally get to tell their stories.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-women-grope...

 
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It doesn't seem like attacking his opponent on the alleged sexual misdeeds of her husband is going to work out too well when all these alleged sexual misdeeds of his own keep surfacing.
 
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darthhugo wrote:
Y'all knew that once the lid popped off, that these stories would roll in. Good for these women to finally get to tell their stories.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-women-grope...






Well thank goodness they came forward right away and not a few weeks outside of an election, this timing really lends credibility to their allegations.
 
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jeremycobert wrote:
darthhugo wrote:
Y'all knew that once the lid popped off, that these stories would roll in. Good for these women to finally get to tell their stories.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-women-grope...



Well thank goodness they came forward right away and not a few weeks outside of an election, this timing really lends credibility to their allegations.


Yes... when a woman makes a claim of assault or rape, its validity is dependent on "timing".

Jeremy, you are exactly the type of person that is on the way out and the door will be slamming shut behind you pretty soon.

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The Floodgates Are Open on Trump Sexual Assault Allegations


> Excerpts from the September 26, 2016 Slate.com news story by Torie Bosch entitled:

The Floodgates Are Open on Trump Sexual Assault Allegations



Donald Trump during the first Presidential debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.

At the presidential debate on Sunday night, co-moderator Anderson Cooper spent a lot of time trying to get Donald Trump to answer a simple question: Had he ever—as he boasted in the instantly infamous video with Billy Bush — grabbed a woman “by the pussy” or kissed her unexpectedly? After a lot of dithering, Trump said, “And women have respect for me. And I will tell you: No, I have not.” He then tried to take the conversation right back to his comfort zone: borders.

Now, new accusers are coming forward with accounts of Trump’s sexual misconduct, some saying they are infuriated by his denials. A Miss Teen USA 2001 contestant told the Guardian today that Trump “deliberately walked in” on her and another contestant in their dressing rooms “while they were naked and getting dressed for a rehearsal.” This report followed a Buzzfeed story alleging that Trump, during the 1997 pageant, intentionally walked into a communal dressing room being used by girls as young as 15.

In yet another report from today, CBS News produced a 1992 video from Entertainment Tonight shot at Trump Tower: “In the clip, Trump asks one of the 10-year-old girls if she’s ‘going up the escalator.’ When the girl replies, ‘Yeah,’ Trump turns to the camera and says: ‘I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?’”






Still others are making full-fledged allegations of sexual assault against Trump. Below is a list of the women who have so far accused Trump.



Tasha Dixon, Miss Arizona










Who: Natasha Stoynoff

When we found out about her allegations: Oct. 12, 2016

When she says it happened: 2005

What she says happened: People magazine’s Stoynoff writes that she visited Mar-a-Lago in December 2005 to interview Trump and his wife, Melania, who was pregnant. While Melania was getting changed, Stoynoff says, Trump took her to another room.

“Within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat,” she says in an account of the incident for People. Later, he told her, “You know we’re going to have an affair, don’t you?”

She told a colleague after the trip and thought about reporting it, but she writes, “I was ashamed and blamed myself for his transgression. I minimized it (‘It’s not like he raped me…’); I doubted my recollection and my reaction. I was afraid that a famous, powerful, wealthy man could and would discredit and destroy me, especially if I got his coveted PEOPLE feature killed.”





Who: Jessica Leeds

When we found out about it: Oct. 12, 2016

When she says it happened: Early 1980s

What she says happened: Leeds tells the New York Times that on a flight more than 30 years ago, she was upgraded from coach to first class, where she was seated beside Trump. From the Times: “Mr. Trump raised the armrest, moved toward her and began to grope her. Ms. Leeds said she recoiled. She quickly left the first-class cabin and returned to coach, she said.”

Leeds says she never told anyone about it until the campaign started, when she began telling a small number of people.





Who: Rachel Crooks

When we found out: Oct. 12, 2016

When she says it happened: 2005

What she says happened: In the same New York Times article as Leeds’ story, Crooks says that when she was 22, she worked as a receptionist at a real estate company based in Trump Tower.

One morning, she rode the elevator with him. Aware that her company did business with Mr. Trump, she turned and introduced herself. They shook hands, but Mr. Trump would not let go, she said. Instead, he began kissing her cheeks. Then, she said, "He kissed me directly on the mouth.”

He later asked for her phone number, suggesting that he wanted to give it to his modeling agency. She told her sister and her then-boyfriend about it soon after it happened.





Who: Mindy McGillivray

When we found out: Oct. 12, 2016

When she says it happened: 2003

What she says happened: From the Palm Beach Post: “McGillivray, 36, said she was groped by Trump at Mar-a-Lago 13 years ago. She said she never reported it to authorities. But her companion that day, photographer Ken Davidoff, vividly remembers that McGillivray pulled him aside moments after the alleged incident and told him, ‘Donald just grabbed my ass!’”





Who: Erin Burnett’s friend

When we found out: Oct. 7, 2016

When she says it happened: Unknown

What she says happened: After the infamous “Grab-’em-by-the-pussy” video surfaced, CNN’s Erin Burnett said on air that an unnamed friend of hers reported that Trump once attempted to kiss her on the mouth. Burnett quoted her friend as saying, “Trump took Tic Tacs, suggested that I take them also. He then leaned in... catching me off guard and kissed me almost on the lips. I was really freaked out.”





Who: Cassandra Searles

When we found out: June 17, 2016

When she says it happened: 2013

What she says happened: In 2013, Searles, then Miss Washington USA, competed in the Trump-owned Miss USA pageant. Yahoo News reports that in June, Searles posted on Facebook a photo of Trump with the Miss USA 2013 competitors. “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 lined up so he could get a closer look at his property? … Oh I forgot to mention that guy will be in the running to become the next President of the United States.”

After some of her fellow beauty queens responded to the post, she added in a comment: “He probably doesn’t want me telling the story about that time he continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room.”





Who: Jill Harth

When we found out: May 14, 2016

When she says it happened: 1993

What she says happened: Harth’s allegations appeared first in a 1997 lawsuit and were surfaced in the New York Times in a big piece on women and Trump. She says that when she and her partner worked with Trump on a beauty competition in the early ’90s, he harassed her, eventually escalating to what she calls “attempted rape.”

In July 2016, she told 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!’”





Who: Temple Taggart

When we found out: May 14, 2016

When she says it happened: 1997

What she says happened: Taggart told the New York Times that when she was Miss Utah in 1997, “‘He kissed me directly on the lips. I thought, ‘Oh my God, gross.’ He was married to Marla Maples at the time. I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like ‘Wow, that’s inappropriate!’”





Who: Ivana Trump

When we found out: 1993

When she says it happened: 1989

What she says happened: During Trump’s first messy divorce, Ivana alleged in a deposition that he assaulted her when he was angry and in pain after undergoing a hair-line procedure with a plastic surgeon she had recommended. In the 1993 book "Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump", Harry Hurt III described a violent episode.

“According to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidantes, ‘He raped me,’” Hurt wrote. Ivana later walked this back, saying in a statement included in "Lost Tycoon": “I referred to this as a ‘rape,’ but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.”


The Trump campaign, of course, is denying all of the new accusations and is reportedly planning to retaliate by introducing new women who say Bill Clinton violated them.

“With rape culture being what it is, these facts are going to shock millennial women. There will not be a millennial woman who will want to vote for her when these facts come out,” Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie told Bloomberg News.

It seems more likely that more Trump stories are going to come out, and that these stories will continue to portray a man accustomed to abusing his power.

“I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that,” Crooks told the New York Times.


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