Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has a despicable past, according to multiple women who have accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. Click through to read the disturbing allegations against Trump!
Multiple women have come forward to The New York Times to speak candidly about their interactions with Donald Trump, 69, over the years, and their stories are chilling. These women have accused the presidential GOP candidate of groping them, kissing them without their consent, and other utterly sexist and gross behavior. Read on to learn about their devastating experiences.
Trump has immense power in the business world, and he’s used it to take advantage of the women around him, according to details in the confessions of women who spoke to The New York Times. Trump is accused by multiple women of interacting inappropriately with Miss USA and Miss Universe contestants — he owns both.
Temple Taggart was 21 when she competed in Miss USA as Miss Utah in 1997. She claims that Trump greeted her in a strange, sinister way, and it only got more bizarre from there. “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.'” Ew! She said it wasn’t an isolated incident, and it happened to other girls in the pageant.
Pageant promoter Jill Harth worked with her boyfriend, George Houraney, on an Atlantic City beauty pageant with Trump in the early 1990s. In a 1996 deposition given in connection with a lawsuit filed against Trump (for not meeting a business partnership), Jill detailed disturbing, sexist behavior on Trump’s end. During their first meeting, she says that he asked George if he and Jill were sleeping together, then made it clear that he was “going after her.” What? His advances became physical after that, she claims during a business dinner the next night.
“Basically [Trump] name-dropped throughout that dinner, when he wasn’t groping me under the table,” Jill testified during the deposition. “Let me just say, this was a very traumatic thing working for him.” This is so awful! Temple and Jill’s allegations are just two made by multiple women in the piece. It will be interesting to see if Trump (and his supporters) publicly respond.
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