Tag: Sexual Assault

#NextFakeTrumpVictim is Why Sexual-Assault Survivors Don’t Come Forward

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – October 13, 2016

On Wednesday night, at least five women told at least four different news sources that Trump had touched them inappropriately without their consent, and a People reporter came forward with a first-person account of Trump sexually assaulting her in 2005. Two of the women — Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks — told the New York Times they felt the need to come forward after Trump lied during the debate.

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Trump: I didn’t Sexually Assault a People Magazine Reporter, Because “Look at Her”

German Lopez, Vox – October 13, 2016

On Wednesday, People magazine journalist Natasha Stoynoff alleged that Trump tried to forcibly kiss her while she was on assignment. She wrote that Trump brought her into a room, shut the door, “and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat.” On Thursday, Trump said it wasn’t true. “Look at her,” Trump said during a speech. “Look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don’t think so.”

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Two Women Say Donald Trump Touched Them Inappropriately

Megan Twohey & Michael Barbaro, New York Times – October 12, 2016

Donald J. Trump was emphatic in the second presidential debate: Yes, he had boasted about kissing women without permission and grabbing their genitals. But he had never actually done those things, he said. “No,” he declared under questioning on Sunday evening, “I have not.”

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Was it a Depressing Week in Politics for Women, or a Great One?

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‘Not in Any Locker Room’: Athletes Continue to Fiercely Debunk Trump’s Video Defense

An NBA player and a former NFL player added strong voices to the chorus of athletes, journalists and others who pushed back over the weekend at Donald Trump’s characterization of his lewd comments about women as merely “locker room talk.” Marvin Williams of the Charlotte Hornets and Chris Kluwe, a former NFL punter, were horrified to find their workplace lumped into the “locker room banter” defense waged by Trump and his surrogates over his comments about grabbing women’s genitals.

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Millennial Women Expect Better than Clinton: Katrina Trinko

Katrina Trinko, USA Today – October 11, 2016

Like many Millennial women, I’m not with her. Nor am I excited about having the first female president if it is Hillary Clinton. In fact, I’m disgusted — and one key reason is her actions when it comes to Bill Clinton’s affairs and alleged sexual assaults.

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More than 3,000 Sexual-Assault Survivors Call for Republican Leaders to Stop ‘Enabling’ Trump in Washington Post Ad

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – October 11, 2016

Donald Trump has always been sexist. He’s always made women uncomfortable, and in most cases he’s never looked beyond their appearance. And although Republicans have attempted to gloss over Trump’s treatment of women in their discussion of his candidacy, the publication last week of a 2005 conversation in which he brags about sexual assault put the issue front and center.

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On Sex and Power in the Campaign, From the Women Who Cover It

, New York Times – October 11, 2016

A story from the newsroom. My assignment this past weekend was to capture what was so uniquely abhorrent to Republican leaders about the “Access Hollywood” tape that captured Donald J. Trump bragging that he could force himself on women as he pleased because of his celebrity.

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Donald Trump Says He’s a “Skin Man” in Yucky Leaked Apprentice Transcript

Elliot Hannon, Slate – October 10, 2016

There is, presumably, a mother lode of outtake footage out there somewhere of Donald Trump acting like Donald Trump. On Monday, the Huffington Post unearthed a transcript (but not the video) of Trump during the ninth season of his reality show, The Apprentice, that is not as profoundly disturbing as the recently released 2005 video of Trump conversing with locker room creep Billy Bush, but is pretty yucky in its own right.

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Donald Trump Talks at Debate, but Many Women Hear Only a 2005 Tape

It was Donald J. Trump’s chance to sound contrite and mature, to explain away the sexually predatory boasts he was caught making on tape and to persuade Americans that — for all his no-apologies braggadocio — he was, in fact, capable of feeling shame. Maura Cotter, 22, a senior at the University of Notre Dame, was shocked at what Mr. Trump did instead in Sunday’s debate: repeat, over and over, that what he had said on the 2005 recording, about forcing himself on women and grabbing their genitals, was simply “locker-room banter.”

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