Days after a video came out showing Donald Trump saying he can ‘grab’ and ‘kiss’ women without permission, alleged victims of his abuse are coming out of the woodwork to share their stories. On Oct. 12, former Miss Washington Cassandra Searles claims he ‘grabbed her ass.’ Here’s the scoop.
Donald Trump, 70, tried to backtrack at the second presidential debate on Oct. 9 and claim that he never actually touched any women without their consent, despite claiming to Billy Bush that he can “grab them by the p***y” and “just kiss them, I don’t even wait.” At the debate, he said it was only “locker room talk,” and not a true representation of his behavior. However, several women now claim that that’s EXACTLY how he behaved toward them.
Cassandra Searles was once Miss Washington, a contestant in Donald’s Miss USA pageant. In a Facebook post in early 2016 she wrote that during the competition in 2013, he “continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room.” She was 28 at the time, resisting unwanted advances from an executive 39 years older than her. Gross.
Another former model, Jill Harth told The Guardian that while she was vacationing at Donald’s Mar-a-Lago estate, Donald tried to force himself on her after groping her crotch under a table. He’s denied her claims before.
Further proving that his comments in the Billy Bush tape were a representation of his behavior, CNN’s Erin Burnett claimed that while meeting with Donald in 2010, he tried to kiss her friend without permission. “Trump took Tic Tacs, suggested I take them also,” Erin revealed her friend said. “He then leaned in, catching me off guard, and kissed me almost on lips. I was really freaked out.”
Not to mention two women spoke to the New York Times about how Donald kissed and groped them on Oct. 12. Jessica Leeds claims that over 30 years ago she was randomly seated next to him on a plane, and he groped her breasts and tried to reach his hands up her skirt before she got up and left.
Another woman Rachel Crooks claims that she was a receptionist for a company in the Trump Tower 11 years ago, and upon meeting her for the first time outside of an elevator, Donald pulled her close and kissed her on the mouth completely against her will. There are the women Donald describes when he says “you can do anything” when you’re famous, and NONE of them wanted it.
Donald has denied these allegations of sexual assault. After the New York Times article came out, Trump issued a statement that blasted the report as “fiction” and a “completely false, coordinated character assassination.” Read Donald’s full statement here.
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