NOW to Congress: Investigate Trump for Sexual Assault
Let’s not forget that the biggest name in the #MeToo movement, Donald Trump, has faced NO consequences for his serial misconduct. NOW, we’re calling on Congress to launch an investigation into the charges standing against him. #TimesUp, Trump!
We’ve compiled a list of the brave women who have come forward. Their stories deserve to be heard and believed, and we all deserve better political representation than a man who openly admits he can “grab women by the p*ssy” without consent.
Meet the Survivors:
Jessica Leeds (Early 1980’s)
Leeds was offered a seat in first class next to Trump. They introduced themselves and engaged in conversation before Trump raised the armrest and groped her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt. She then left first class and went back to her seat in coach.
Kristin Anderson (Early 1990’s)
In the early 1990’s Anderson was in her 20s trying to make it as a model in NYC while working as a restaurant hostess and makeup artist. She was with a group of people at a nightspot when as she recalls, “his fingers slid under her miniskirt, moved up her inner thigh and touched her vagina through her underwear.” She then realized the person was Donald Trump. Kristin is now a photographer.
Jill Harth (1992)
Harth says that Trump harassed her for years, starting in 1992 when she and her boyfriend owned a beauty pageant business and tried to strike a deal with Trump. She said he pushed her against the wall of in his daughter’s bedroom and began kissing her. Harth says that he groped her under the table while at dinner with her and her boyfriend. She sued Trump for breach of contract, sexual harassment, and at one point attempted rape. She settled and they later dated.
“Jane Doe” (1994)
Jane Doe goes unnamed as the thirteen-year-old girl who in 1994 claimed to have been raped repeatedly by Trump and Jeffrey Epstein in Epstein’s NYC apartment.
Lisa Boyne (1996)
Boyne alleges that at a group dinner, Trump and other men forced women to walk over the table to leave their seats and that Trump looked up the women’s skirts and commented on their underwear and genitalia.
Cathy Heller (1997)
Heller was introduced to Trump at a Mother’s Day brunch in 1997 at Mar-a-Lago when he grabbed her and tried to kiss her on the mouth. He allegedly said, “Oh, come on” when she backed away.
Temple Taggart (1997)
The former Miss Utah, Miss Taggart, charged, that Trump kissed her on the lips without her consent on two separate occasions.
Karena Virginia (1998)
Virginia was approached by Mr. Trump at the US Open tennis tournament in 1998, where he allegedly grabbed her arm and breast and remarked, “Don’t you know who I am?” as she tried to pull away from him.
Mindy McGillivray (2003)
McGillivray was an assistant to photographers at a Mar-a-lago event in 2013. She said she was groped by Trump at Mar-a-Lago while she was backstage at a Ray Charles concert.
Jennifer Murphy (2004)
Former Miss USA and “The Apprentice” contestant, Murphy, says Trump kissed her on the lips while walking her to elevator following a meeting.
Nancy O’Dell (2005)
O’Dell was the journalist at the center of the 2005 video where Trump brags about sexual assault. Trump said in the video that even through O’Dell was married he tried to “move on her like a bitch.” Trump dismissed his language as “locker room talk.”
Rachel Crooks (2005)
Crooks was 22 and working as a receptionist at a real estate investment and development company in Trump Tower. One day she was outside the elevator with Trump and introduced herself, they shook hands and he did not release her, he then kissed her unwantedly on the mouth.
Natasha Stoynoff (2005)
Stoynoff was a celebrity reporter for People magazine. She claims Trump assaulted her while she was visiting Mar-a-Lago to interview him in 2005. She states his pregnant wife Melanie was upstairs when he pushed her against the wall and began, “forcing his tongue down my throat.”
Jessica Drake (2006)
Drake was working as an adult film actress when Trump invited her to his room in Lake Tahoe. She says he grabbed, hugged, and kissed her and two other women. She says that Trump called her and asked her to return to his room, and offered her $10,000. Drake says she declined.
Ninni Laaksonen (2006)
Laaksonen was the former Miss Finland. She told a Finish newspaper that Trump, “squeezed her butt” as she stood next to him for a publicity photo.
Summer Zervos (2007)
A former contestant on the “The Apprentice” Zervos alleges that Trump told her he wanted to discuss a possible job, but when they were alone he grabbed her breast, kissed her, and tried to lead her into a bedroom.
Cassandra Searles (2013)
Searles was the former Miss Washington in 2013. She posted on Facebook, that Trump groped her. She said: “He probably doesn’t want me telling the story about that time he continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room.”
Lucy Messerschmidt (2013)
Messerschmidt was a restaurant hostess at Trump golf course near Los Angeles. Said she had to rotate shifts when Trump visited because he liked, “fresh faces” and “young girls” according to her 2013 lawsuit. She was one of nearly 1000 employees who filed a suit about working conditions.
Pageant Contestants alleging Trump walked in on them while they were undressing.
Miss Teen USA contestants
Four of the contestants who took part in the 1997 Miss Teen USA claim that Trump walked into their dressing room while they were changing. Some of the girls were as young as 15. In 2005 he bragged to Howard Stern about how he can walk into the dressing rooms because he owns the pageant.
Mariah Billado – 1997 Miss Vermont Teen
Tasha Dixon – 2001 Miss Arizona
Victoria Hughes – 1997 Miss New Mexico Teen
Bridget Sullivan – 2000 Miss New Hampshire
All the assault allegations against Donald Trump – PBS News – October 14, 2016
More Than 13 Women have Accused Trump – The Independent – October 13, 2016