Attorney, Gloria Allred, has offered any woman sexually abused by Donald Trump free representation. So far three women have accused him of sexually touching them without permission. Even though Trump is president-elect leader of the free world, he can still be prosecuted.
Even a sitting president can be prosecuted for “unofficial” actions that occurred before his or her election, according to a ruling by the Supreme Court in 1997. The court did mention concerns about how “disruptive” potential cases might be for the country, meaning that as a legal consideration.
Trump threatened to counter-sue the women while he was on the campaign trail. Clinton supporter, Allred, told ABC News in her first post-election interview Saturday morning:
‘Right now they have no present intention to sue him first, but if he sues them then we will defend them vigorously.
‘Whether the president of the United States decides that he wants to spend his time in lawsuits or serving the American people as president of the United States, is a question that only Mr. Trump can answer. We’ll have to wait and see.’
The attorney said she was representing three women, former Miss USA contestant Temple Taggart, Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos, and adult film performer Jessica Drake. There are additional women who accused the billionaire of kissing or groping them without consent, but wish to remain anonymous. The women came forward late in Trump’s 2016 campaign.
Trump claimed that all of the women were telling “lies” in one of his last campaign speeches:
‘All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.’
Allred takes that threat very seriously:
‘So we’ll have to wait and see. We are prepared to defend these brave women, if and when it is necessary to do so.’
The president-elect is also facing dozens of other lawsuits. He will appear in court later this month, because former students of the now defunct Trump “University” have raised three suits. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that the scheme was a “fraud.” In addition, no institution can call itself a “university” or “college” without proper accreditation.
The real-estate mogul/politician also reportedly misused the Trump Foundation’s charitable funds, according to Schniederman. Professor of constitutional law at NYU, Samuel Issacharroff, worked on President Obama’s campaigns and says that the courts may decide to either delay or dismiss the lawsuits:
‘It is possible that there is one that is teed up for trial later this month that may not involve much more effort on his part, that a court could allow to go forward.
‘But President-elect Trump is President-elect Trump, and he is somebody who has not run any aspect of government before. It is in all of our interests that he get up to speed as quickly as possible. It can’t possibly be that he spends the next few months in litigation-related matters.’
Trump claims that he does not settle lawsuits “when we are right.” Now that Allred is involved, we may soon find out if he was right.