Famous attorney Gloria Allred’s client is suing Donald Trump for alleged “inappropriate contact.” This comes just three days before his inauguration. The attorney held a press conference at 2:30 p.m. EST Tuesday. The woman in the lawsuit has not yet been named.
This woman is the very definition of courage, I pray for her safety. https://t.co/FPk58WHM9g
— Texas Blue Dot (@tx_blue_dot) January 17, 2017
Thus far, the president-elect has faced accusations of “either sexual assault or inappropriate sexual contact” by 13 women, according to the International Business Times. These accusations date back to the early 1980’s. Surprisingly, Trump’s first wife Ivanka was one of these women.
From Gloria Allred: a Trump accuser is holding a PC at 2:30 EST to announce the filing of a lawsuit against the president-elect pic.twitter.com/8CJCIOd2MR
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The issue became public near the end of Trumps’ presidential campaign. Unfortunately, FBI Director James Comey eclipsed the sexual assault press conference. Allred commented on Yahoo News in November:
‘This story became eclipsed the day that FBI director [James] Comey suggested he was looking into Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails. And then, of course the day before the election he said, “Nothing there.”
‘Too late though because that may have motivated many of the Trump supporters to go to the polls. Yes, the story was eclipsed, but I don’t think the story is over yet.’
Summer Zervos is another one of the women Allred is representing. The former contestant on Trump’s reality show The Apprentice stood side-by-side with Allred, during the earlier press conference. Zervos tearfully read her accusations against the billionaire, according to People:
‘Mr. Trump stated that after the election he would file lawsuits against me and the other accusers he sexually assaulted said while also claiming she’d been threatened and bullied and her business “targeted.”’
Zervos continued her emotional statement:
‘I also suffered other repercussions because I chose to speak out and tell the truth.’
Zervos noted that Trump planned a countersuit. She said the president-elect bullied and threatened her, and her business had been “targeted,” according to People.
‘Mr. Trump stated that after the election he would file lawsuits against me and the other accusers he sexually assaulted. I also suffered other repercussions because I chose to speak out and tell the truth.’
The claims continue.
Check out the original Gloria Allred and Summer Zervos press conference:
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