We all deserve better leadership than a man who openly admitted he can “grab women by the p*ssy” without their consent. Despite the #MeToo movement, Donald Trump has NEVER faced consequences for his own sexual misconduct. We’re determined to hold him accountable, and that’s why these women’s stories need to be heard.
Meet the Women Who Have Come Forward Against Trump
Ms. Carroll, a prominent advice columnist for Elle magazine, accused Trump of raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the mid-1990s. She recounted the experience in her recent book What Do We Need Men For?, an excerpt of which was published in New York magazine. Carroll says that Trump threw her against a wall and forced himself on her. Trump responded to the allegation by saying, “I’ll say it with great respect. No. 1, she’s not my type. No. 2, it never happened. It never happened, O.K.?” The New York article features a photograph of Carroll with her husband and Trump, contrary to Trump’s claim. (mid-1990s)
Ms. Leeds has told her story to The New York Times and to at least four people close to her, who also spoke with The NYTimes. She 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. (Early 1980’s)
When Anderson was in her 20s, she was 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 my miniskirt, moved up my inner thigh and touched my vagina through my underwear.” She then realized the person was Donald Trump. Kristin came forward to report her assault in October, one month before the 2016 election. (Early 1990’s)
Harth told the NYTimes 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 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. (1992)
A few weeks before the 2016 Presidential election, Boyne alleged 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. (1996)
Heller joined eight other women who had come forward during October of 2016. She 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. (1997)
The former Miss Utah, Miss Taggart, charged that Trump kissed her on the lips without her consent on two separate occasions. She told the NYTimes that, “Oh my God, gross.” He was married to Marla Maples at the time. I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like “Wow, that’s inappropriate.”(1997)
Virginia was the 10th woman to speak out prior to the 2016 election. She was approached by Trump at the US Open tennis tournament, 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. (1998)
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. Her companion that day, photographer Ken Davidoff, vividly remembers when McGillivray pulled him aside moments after the alleged incident and told him, ″Donald just grabbed my ass!″ (2003)
Former Miss USA and “The Apprentice” contestant, Murphy, says Trump kissed her on the lips while walking her to an elevator following a meeting. US presidential candidate Trump – then newly married to current wife Melania – kissed her on the lips after a job interview. “I was very taken aback by that at the time,” she stated in October before the 2016 Presidential election. (2004)
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.” O’Dell states that “my name was mentioned and, unfortunately, the release of it has thrown me into the middle of the political arena of which I didn’t ask to be a part.” (2005)
Crooks told her story to the NYTimes: she 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 on the mouth without her consent. (2005)
Stoynoff was a 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 Melania was upstairs when he pushed her against the wall and began, “forcing his tongue down my throat.” (2005)
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. She was the 11th Woman to Accuse Trump of inappropriate sexual conduct before the election. (2006)
Laaksonen was the former Miss Finland. She told a Finnish newspaper that Trump, “squeezed her butt” as she stood next to him for a publicity photo. Laaksonen became the 12th accuser to come out 2 weeks prior to the 2016 election. (2006)
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. (2007)
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.” (2013)
Messerschmidt was a restaurant hostess at Trump’s golf course near Los Angeles. She 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. (2013)
Miss Teen USA contestants
Pageant Contestants alleged Trump walked in on them while they were dressing.
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.