Women Are Speaking Up About Being Assaulted By Trump And It's Really Huge
Donald Trump gets accused of unwanted kissing and assault by two women.
In response to the recorded ugly comments Donald Trump had made in 2005 about "grabbing [women] by the pussy," two women step forward yesterday to tell their own personal accounts of being harassed by the GOP nominee.
At the second presidential debate on Sunday, Donald Trump was vehement about acknowledging that he yes he had boasted about kissing women and grabbing them by the genitals without permission. He also was emphatic about denying that he had actually ever done these things saying it was all just "locker room" talk.
In the New York Times, yesterday, two women accused the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of harassment and of touching them inappropriately. According to the Times Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks each claim to have had experiences with Trump in they were groped and kissed by the self proclaimed billionaire without their consent. One of the alleged incidents took place in 2005, the same year the of the recordings that have recently caused a hit to Trump's campaign and over three decades ago.
Leeds was a traveling businesswoman at a paper company the first time she encountered Trump over thirty years ago in the first-class cabin of a flight to New York.
Forty five minutes into the flight, Leeds told the Times Trump had lifted the armrest between them and touched her breasts and attempted to push his hand up her skirt.
"He was like an octopus," Leeds told the Times "His hands were everywhere."
Crooks was a 22-year-old receptionist at a company in Trump Tower when she was caught by Trump outside of an elevator inside of the building back in 2005.
The young receptionist turned to introduce herself to Trump whose company did business with him. When they shook hands, Crooks says Trump would not let go and instead kissed her cheeks and then "kissed me directly on the mouth."
Trump, who in the now infamous recordings can be heard saying "I just start kissing them... it's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait" has denied the claims by two women. The Trump campaign issued a statement in response saying the reports "were politically motivated" and have threatened to sue the Times.