In his over a decade as host of ‘The Apprentice’, Donald Trump allegedly sexually harassed multiple women, both contestants and crew members! The GOP presidential candidate apparently said unfathomably lewd and crude things about the woman on set, according to a new report — so gross.
Donald Trump, 70, allegedly demeaned women on the set of The Apprentice, according to more than 20 people (12 on the record, nine anonymously) who spoke to the Associated Press. The former crew members, editors and contestants reportedly told AP separately that Trump sexually harassed women verbally behind the scenes of the show.
The things that Trump allegedly said about, and to, the women on set are horrific. A former crew member, who remained anonymous because he signed a non-disclosure agreement, said Trump frequently talked about which contestants he’d sleep with. “We were in the boardroom one time figuring out who to blame for the task, and he just stopped in the middle and pointed to someone and said, ‘You’d f**k her, wouldn’t you? I’d f**k her. C’mon, wouldn’t you?’ Everyone is trying to make him stop talking, and the woman is shrinking in her seat.”
How awful! Gene Folkes, a contestant from 2010, said that if people didn’t answer Trump, he would allegedly press the matter. “He would dig in and say, ‘Do you think so and so is attractive? Would you sleep with her? Well, what about if you really had to, would you?'” Gene told AP. “It was so bizarre, because he (otherwise) seemed so professional.” Gene also said that Trump allegedly “asked one of the women their breast size at one point, or said, ‘are those real or natural?'”
This may take the cake, though. Trump allegedly said gross things about a female camera operator repeatedly, going as far back as 2003, according to former producer Katherine Walker and eight other crew members. “He said something like she was cute and she had a nice ass, and it was brought to my attention by someone else that he had a crush on her,” Katherine said.
Rebecca Arndt, a camera assistant who worked with the operator, alleged that Trump commented on the woman’s blonde hair and blue eyes — and compared her to daughter Ivanka Trump. This again? “He would just mention it all the time. I remember him comparing Ivanka to her and saying that only Ivanka was prettier,” she said. The camera operator reportedly declined to be interviewed by AP about the matter.
The Trump campaign is denying these allegations: “These outlandish, unsubstantiated, and totally false claims fabricated by publicity hungry, opportunistic, disgruntled former employees, have no merit whatsoever,” said Hope Hicks, Trump’s campaign spokeswoman. “The Apprentice was one of the most successful prime-time television shows of all time and employed hundreds of people over many years, many of whom support Mr. Trump’s candidacy.”
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked by these allegations against Trump?