You can do anything,” he said, as well as “I just start kissing them. Two told that Trump had assaulted them, one saying he tried to put his hand up her skirt on a flight in the 1970s and another saying he forcibly kissed her. A former People reporter recounted an alleged assault at his Mar-a-Lago debate, and says he told her, “You know we’re going to have an affair, don’t you?
” Several former teen pageant contestants said Trump walked in on them while they were naked or partially dressed. In the sexual-assault cases, Trump faces the difficulty that he in some cases bragged openly about just the behavior of which he has accused—whether grabbing or forcibly kissing.
While Trump has portrayed himself as an unwitting participant, not everyone agrees.
There have been a string of other allegations, too, many reported by investigative journalist Wayne Barrett.
Trump denied those claims, saying all of the women who had accused him had made their stories up.
For example, organized crime controlled the 1980s New York City concrete business, so that anyone building in the city likely brushed up against it.
To catalogue the full sweep of allegations would require thousands of words and lump together the trivial with the truly scandalous.
Including business deals that have simply failed, without any hint of impropriety, would require thousands more. You can do anything”—there’s a long line of allegations against Trump. Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump once suggested he had raped her, though she has since recanted her story.
Trump has demanded a retraction from the , and has threatened to sue several outlets. A woman who brought a rape case against Trump (twice) withdrew her suit in November, but in January, Summer Zervos sued Trump for defamation, after he labeled her claims of sexual assault false.’s Matt Viser reports on the mess of the American Dream pageant in 1992.
After years of attending beauty pageants—Trump seems to have always enjoyed the company of beautiful, scantily clad women—he decided he wanted to get in on the business himself, meeting with George Houraney and Jill Harth, a couple that ran the American Dream pageant. Harth and Houraney alleged that Trump started making passes at her almost immediately.
That seems unlikely, since a spokeswoman dismissed the suit immediately.