October 12, 2016

AREN'T THEY JUST CONFIRMING WHAT HE SAID? (profanity alert):

5 women level sexual assault allegations against Trump (TIMES OF ISRAEL, October 13, 2016)

Accounts by four women were reported by The New York Times, The Palm Beach Post and Yahoo News. They came to light as Trump has been trying to set his campaign back on track after a "hot mic" recording from 2005 surfaced last Friday, in which he is heard making lewd boasts about how his celebrity meant he could grope women with impunity. [...]

Former businesswoman Jessica Leeds, 74, who worked for a paper company at the time, told The New York Times that Trump groped her on a flight in the early 1980s as they sat next to each other in first class.

About 45 minutes after takeoff, Trump lifted the armrest, began grabbing her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt, Leeds said.

"He was like an octopus," she told the daily. "His hands were everywhere."

"It was an assault," she added.



Physically Attacked by Donald Trump - a PEOPLE Writer's Own Harrowing Story (NATASHA STOYNOFF,  OCTOBER 12, 2016, People)

[A]round the time Trump had his now infamous conversation with Billy Bush, I traveled to Mar-a-Lago to interview the couple for a first-wedding-anniversary feature story.

Our photo team shot the Trumps on the lush grounds of their Florida estate, and I interviewed them about how happy their first year of marriage had been. When we took a break for the then-very-pregnant Melania to go upstairs and change wardrobe for more photos, Donald wanted to show me around the mansion. There was one "tremendous" room in particular, he said, that I just had to see.

"I just start kissing them," he said to Bush. "It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything."

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

Now, I'm a tall, strapping girl who grew up wrestling two giant brothers. I even once sparred with Mike Tyson. It takes a lot to push me. But Trump is much bigger -- a looming figure -- and he was fast, taking me by surprise and throwing me off balance. I was stunned. And I was grateful when Trump's longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself.

The butler informed us that Melania would be down momentarily, and it was time to resume the interview.

I was still in shock and remained speechless as we both followed him to an outdoor patio overlooking the grounds. In those few minutes alone with Trump, my self-esteem crashed to zero. How could the actions of one man make me feel so utterly violated? I'd been interviewing A-list celebrities for over 20 years, but what he'd done was a first. Did he think I'd be flattered?


I tried to act normal. I had a job to do, and I was determined to do it. I sat in a chair that faced Trump, who waited for his wife on a loveseat. The butler left us, and I fumbled with my tape recorder. Trump smiled and leaned forward.

"You know we're going to have an affair, don't you?" he declared, in the same confident tone he uses when he says he's going to make America great again. "Have you ever been to Peter Luger's for steaks? I'll take you. We're going to have an affair, I'm telling you." 


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