‘Days of Our Lives’ actress Arianne Zucker has finally opened up about Donald Trump’s lewd comments made 11 years ago on the show’s set. Click through to read Arianne’s full statement about what Trump said about her behind closed doors.
Not cute, not charming anymore! Days of Our Lives star Arianne Zucker released a statement regarding the 2005 hot mic tapes that revealed Donald Trump, 70, said some horribly gross and sexist things about her before filming a guest spot opposite her on the show. Arianne, like the rest of the world (well, besides Billy Bush), didn’t find out about Trump’s awful remarks until October 7, and she spoke out about it on Twitter:
“My name is Arianne (R-E-on) ZUCKER (Zooker) and I am a strong, independent, hard working mother, business woman and partner to a great man,” she wrote. “I have grown to learn that the words of others cannot effect the value of my self worth or define the content of my character.
“How we treat one another, whether behind closed doors, locker rooms or face to face, should be done with kindness, dignity and respect. Unfortunately, there are too many people in power who abuse their position and disregard these simple principles and are rewarded for it. In understanding the magnitude of this situation, I choose to stand tall with self respect and use my voice to enrich, inspire and elevate the best of who we are as people.”
Well said! Arianne is dealing with being thrust in the spotlight for this with such grace. We can’t imagine what it must feel like to find out about these kind of remarks. Trump was on the set of Days in 2005 to film a cameo, in a scene where Arianne’s character would beg him for a job at his company. In the leaked audio, a conversation between himself and Billy on the Access Hollywood bus, he was heard saying some remarkably gross things. That included how he was going to eat some Tic Tacs in case he felt the urge to kiss Arianne while she was giving him a tour of the set.
Trump has apologized for the contents of the leaked conversation, but not directly to Arianne, or to Nancy O’Dell, who he also crudely talked about on tape.
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