aside Donald Trump’s Not So Amorous Adventures

 (Rick T. Wilking/Pool via AP)
(Rick T. Wilking/Pool via AP)

As of the of evening 10/15/16, at least nine women have come forward to affirm that Donald Trump’s interactions with them reflected the lewd and vulgar scenarios that he had detailed with women, in the 2005 “Hollywood Access” video tapes, made public in October 2016. Then during the 2nd presidential debate on 10/9/16, Mr. Trump stated for the record that he never acted with women in a similar manner as he described in the tapes. It was this denial along with what was said on the tapes which propelled these women to risk public censure by coming forward with their memories of how Mr. Trump had treated them with disrespect. He didn’t endear himself when he trotted out women from Clintons’ past onto the debate space in order to bully and humiliate our future, First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Kathleen Willey, from left, Juanita Broaddrick, and Kathy Shelton sit Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg (Women invited by Donald Trump to 2nd debate)

I have tried to compile a list of the women who have gone public with their Donald Trump tales of inappropriate behaviors. The Guardian has listed most of these women in their 10/13/16 article, “Trump campaign rocked by new wave of sexual harassment allegations.” The following excerpts are from this report by Maria La Ganga in San Francisco and Ben Jacobs in Washington:

“A wave of claims about Donald Trump’s alleged sexual transgressions and inappropriate behaviour – in one case with a young girl – has emerged, threatening the Republican presidential nominee’s already fragile campaign less than a month before election day.”

Kristin Anderson
Kristin Anderson

“Ever since video of the real estate mogul surfaced on Friday showing him bragging about how he could grab women’s genitals with impunity, more and more women have come forward to claim they were demeaned and touched inappropriately.”

(There is one) “incident in which Trump appears to sexualize a young girl. The encounter with the young girl surfaced in a video of a 1992 Entertainment Tonight Christmas special in which Trump appeared, according to CBS News.”

“Trump was 46 at the time.“And on Wednesday (10/12/16), the stories told by an increasing number of women belied his protestations of innocence.”

“The New York Times published the story of two women who said that Trump “touched them inappropriately”.

Jessica Leeds, 74, said that more than three decades ago, when she was a traveling businesswoman, she sat next to Trump in the first-class cabin of a New York-bound flight. The two had never met. About 45 minutes after takeoff, Trump lifted the armrest, she said, grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt. Leeds told the Times that “he was like an octopus. His hands were everywhere.”

Jessica Leeds
Jessica Leeds

“Rachel Crooks told the news organization that when she was a 22-year-old receptionist at a real estate investment and development company located in Trump Tower, she introduced herself to Trump when they were in an elevator. They shook hands, Crooks said, and Trump would not let go. Instead, she said, he began kissing her – on the cheeks and on the mouth. “I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that,” she said.”

Rachel Crooks (right), Accused Donald Trump of unwanted physical contact in The New York Times, .
Rachel Crooks (right), Accused Donald Trump of unwanted physical contact in The New York Times, .

“Later on Wednesday night (10/12/16), People Magazine published a story from one of its own reporters who claimed Trump had forced himself on her.“He was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat,”wrote Natasha Stoynoff about the 2005 incident, which happened after the leaked audio with Billy Bush was recorded. She said that Trump later insisted: “You know we’re going to have an affair, don’t you?”

“The Palm Beach Post published a similar story told by Mindy McGillivray, who said Trump groped her 13 years ago at his Mar-a-Lago estate, in Palm Beach, Florida.”

Mindy-McGillivray
Mindy-McGillivray

In The Guardian, it was reported that “Trump deliberately walked in on two young Miss USA 2001 contestants while they were naked and getting dressed for a rehearsal, according to one of the former beauty contestants, who did not wish to be identified.”

“Mr Trump just barged right in, didn’t say anything, stood there and stared at us,” one of the women recalled. Trump’s attitude, she said, seemed to be: “I can do this because I can.”

Ms. Target McDowell
Ms. Target McDowell

“In addition, four women told Buzzfeed that Trump walked into the dressing room during the 1997 Miss Teen USA beauty pageant while contestants were changing. Some were only 15 years old.”

“I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here’,” Mariah Billado, the former Miss Vermont Teen USA told Buzzfeed. Trump’s alleged response? “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”

Natasha Stoynoff
Natasha Stoynoff

In 2005, Trump discussed going backstage at beauty pageants on air with the radio shock jock Howard Stern.

10/13/16 NBC News article: in a new interview with NBC, “Temple Taggart McDowell, a 1997 Miss Universe contestant representing Utah  alleges multiple disturbing encounters occurring when she was 21 years old. The unwanted contact began the first time Taggart McDowell met the now 70-year-old business mogul, she said. After the contestant’s father introduced himself and his daughter to Trump at a pageant rehearsal, the GOP nominee immediately embraced her and planted a kiss on her lips. Taggart McDowell recalled that she was “shocked” and “embarrassed” by the forward gesture.” 

Summer Zervos
Gloria Allred/ Summer Zervos

 

10/14/16 AP story: Summer Zervos appeared at a news conference Friday with attorney Gloria Allred. Zervos is among several women who have made sexual allegations against the Republican nominee. 

Zervos was a contestant on Trump’s show in 2006. She said she later contacted Trump sbout a job.

Zervos said after their initial meeting, Trump kissed her on the lips and asked for her phone number.

Cassandra Searles
Cassandra Searles

She said weeks later, Trump invited her to meet him at a hotel. Zervos says during that meeting, Trump became sexually aggressive, kissing her open-mouthed and touching her breasts.

On 10/14/16, the Washington posted a story by another woman coming forward.

Kristin Anderson told the Post the incident lasted about 30 seconds. She said Trump put his hand up her thigh while she was talking to a friend on a couch in a nightclub.”

“Afterward, she thought, “Okay, Donald is gross. We all know he’s gross. Let’s just move on.”

“According to the Post, Kelly Stedman, a friend of Anderson confirmed that she told her about the incident at the time.” 

Jill Harth
Jill Harth

According to The Guardian, Makeup artist Jill Harth filed a lawsuit (which he settled)against Mr. Trump in 1997, accusing him of cornering her and groping her in his daughter’s bedroom and on other occasions. They met in December 1992 during a business presentation when she and her former romantic partner George Houraney wanted him to back their American Dream festival.

“In 2013, a former Miss Washington USA Cassandra Searles claimed Trump grabbed her buttocks and invited her back to his hotel room, according to Rolling Stone. Ms. Searles wrote that he “lined up (contestants) so he could get a closer look at his property,” a claim that has been corroborated by Paromita Mitra of Mississippi.”

clinton-good-photo-dt-denial-maxresdefault(Source: The Guardian) But in a written statement, the Trump campaign vigorously denied the New York Times story, calling it a gross political attack.

“This entire article is fiction, and for the New York Times to launch a completely false, coordinated character assassination against Mr Trump on a topic like this is dangerous,” senior communications adviser Jason Miller said. 

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway confirmed to the Guardian on Wednesday night that the Republican nominee was filing a suit against the publication.

NOTE: I will be covering the Jane Doe story in a latter blog.  She has filed a suit against Donald Trump, alleging rape when she was only 13 while being at one of Jeffrey Epstein’s parties.

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10 comments

  1. Gronda, there will be more women coming out of the woodwork. What is interesting to me is the story of him admitting to Howard Stern that he liked to walk in on half-dressed and naked beauty pageant contestants is not getting as much airplay as the sexual assault stories. Several contestants had publicly noted before the Stern tapes surfaced that he did this. He said he did this because he owned the franchise and was just inspecting the merchandise. But, when it goes one step further and it is noted that he walked in on teen beauty contestants who were half dressed, it would seem this also would be bridge too far.

    I personally don’t know when someone can go to far with this candidate, as his lack of character and empathy have been revealed many times. He is a lecherous, sexual predator who feels he can get away with it because he is a “star” or an “owner.” And, the biggest witness against him is himself, when he defines in his own words what he did and likes to do. If you listen to the Billy Bush tape, you can hear the tic-tacs case being opened as the man talks about being prepared to just kiss the women whether they want it or not.

    My current post speaks to his history of business exploitation. But, this is also exploitation. I guess that word is how we all are seen by Trump, foils to be exploited.

    Keith

    • Dear Keith,

      I am feeling sorry for his family. His children keep defending him but at some point reality will eventually prevail. It is not easy to deal with all of this. His wife seems to be a realist as she is not hitting the campaign trail.

      It looks like his love escapades are what will end up being his Waterloo. For me, his stance towards Putin and Russia frightens me the most. Then his business history does not bode well as to how he would manage from the White House.

      Who someone votes for should be a no brainier.

      Ciao, Gronda

  2. Gronda, it’s that last allegation from the woman who was 13 when Trump allegedly assaulted her is the most damning. It predates the release of the tapes.

    The woman’s story is so horrific that I was reminded of scenes from de Sade’s 120 days of Sodom.

    This is the man that America’s Evangelicals want to inflict on the people of the United States.

    If there is any good from this it is that the Republican Party is finally exposed as morally bankrupt and dangerous to the security of the united States.

    • Dear Rob,

      I am still doing research on the Jane Doe Story. I want to verify her allegations if I can. DT is saying that he only knows Jeffrey Epstein because he has been a paying guest at Mir-a-Lago. With court records, I am able to show that DT has flown on Mr. Epstein’s plane. I have found news reports referencing a relationship between the two. But I am looking for a credible source that DT has at least attended some of Mr. Epstein’s New York parties before I blog on this story.

      Mr. Epstein should be spending years in prison but he is not because of the benefits of being super rich.

      I am just hoping that the republicans lose big time on 11/8/16 so that a clear message is delivered that their way of doing business is not acceptable.

      Thanks a million for your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

    • Dear Horty,

      It looks like they are some Americans who will overlook anything DT does. He is a liar, a narcissist, misogynist, a racist, a Xenophobe. And with his admiration for Putin, he is a national security risk; his history of how he did his business dealings by not paying his bills etc. does not bode well as to how he would manage from the White House; and he is a sexual predator.

      Thanks a million for all of your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

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