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27 Women Who Have Accused Donald Trump of Sexual Misconduct

March 17, 2018 in Blogs

By Liz Posner, AlterNet

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From sexual harassment to rape, the accusations are more numerous than you think.

“Nobody has more respect for women than Donald Trump!” the president claimed on Twitter in early 2016, after several news organizations published accounts that he had harassed and belittled women throughout his career. After hearing him boast in his own words about “grabbing women by the pussy” a few months later, it became easy to see how the scores of women who have come forward with stories of abuse by Trump fit into a sinister pattern. With his online bullying and sexual harassment of prominent women, Trump has made it clear to the general public that his claims of respecting women are counterfeit.

In January, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand renewed the numerous accusations against Trump when she called for a public hearing for all of the women to talk about their experiences. Before the news cycle pushes these stories to the background, it’s worth revisiting the full range of grievances against Trump, which range from sexual harassment—including asking beauty pageant contestants to rate one another's appearances—to full-on rape.

1. Jessica Leeds

Leeds told the New York Times she was traveling for business in the late-'70s when Trump, who was sitting next to her on the flight, reached his hand up her skirt. “He was like an octopus. His hands were everywhere,” Leeds said.

2. Barbara Res

Res worked for Trump as the executive vice president of the Trump Organization throughout the '80s, and recalls regularly hearing him objectify women. The Times writes:

“Ms. Res, his construction executive, remembered a meeting in which she and Mr. Trump interviewed an architect for a project in the Los Angeles area. Out of the blue, she said, Mr. Trump evaluated the fitness of …read more


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