The Republican Party now officially has as their nominee a repeated sexual predator.
This week, in the midst of the Republican National Convention, which officially crowned Trump the nominee, a third woman came forward detailing allegations of Trump’s sexual assault against her.
The woman and her then boyfriend George Houraney were business associates of Trump in the early 1990s.
Mother Jones reports Harth’s accusations:
‘[Trump] pushed me up against the wall, and had his hands all over me and tried to get up my dress again. And I had to physically say: “What are you doing? Stop it.” It was a shocking thing to have him do this because he knew I was with George, he knew they were in the next room. And how could he be doing this when I’m there for business?’
Harth brings up these allegations following a New York Times story published earlier this year that mentioned her claims.
She originally made them immediately following the original incidents. However, following Harth and her boyfriend distancing themselves from Trump and Harth’s claims’ failure to gain traction, she dropped her pursuit of a resolution.
Sickeningly, as noted above, Harth’s allegations aren’t the only such claims to surface against the businessman turned presidential candidate.
Another court filing is cited by Death and Taxes and reads:
‘In the court filing, “Defendant Trump” allegedly “initiated sexual contact with Plaintiff at four different parties. On the fourth and final sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied Plaintiff to a bed, exposed himself to Plaintiff, and then proceeded to forcibly rape Plaintiff. During the course of this savage sexual attack, Plaintiff loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but with no effect. Defendant Trump responded to Plaintiff’s pleas by violently striking Plaintiff in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted.”’
The allegations aren’t over. Keep reading below.
‘In the next section, she adds that “Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened Plaintiff that, were she ever to reveal any of the details of the sexual and physical abuse of her by Defendant Trump, Plaintiff and her family would be physically harmed if not killed.”‘
As multiple outlets note, Trump’s response to the allegations is nearly as condemning as the allegations themselves.
While the story has not gone as far as it might in the public discourse, scantily appearing in mainstream media, Trump has taken it upon himself to personally attempt to discredit each accusation.
One such instance, referring to the New York Times story, and coupled with Harth’s response, is featured below.
I didn't lie. You did. stop having your daughter lie for you. You don't give a dam what damage this caused me
— Jill Harth (@jillharth) June 24, 2016
The accusations against Trump come while similar accusations surface against now former Fox News head Roger Ailes. Those sexual assault claims grew out of a lawsuit filed by recently fired Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, who told authorities that she was let go because she refused Ailes’s sexual advances.
This stomach-turning trend within ranking Republicans underlines the party’s serious internal decay, with the GOP desperate to stop the impending huge losses expected come November’s election night.