Last week, EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland dropped a bomb on Trump’s denials of extorting Ukraine. His testimony should, for all intents and purposes, clinch the impeachment of our so-called “president.”
But, it turns out that like Trump, Sondland himself may not have a squeaky clean past, as early Wednesday it was reported that three women came forward accusing him of unwanted sexual advances and sexual misconduct. Now, there’s a chance that these women could be diehard Trump supporters trying to discredit Sondland in some way, but from what came out in the news today, their allegations seem pretty legit.
According to the report by ProPublica:
‘Three women say they faced sexual misconduct by Gordon Sondland before he was the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and at the center of the presidential impeachment inquiry. They say he retaliated against them professionally after they rejected his advances.
‘In one case, a potential business partner recalls that Sondland took her to tour a room in a hotel he owns, only to then grab her face and try to kiss her. After she rejected him, Sondland backtracked on investing in her business.
‘Another woman, a work associate at the time, says Sondland exposed himself to her during a business interaction. She also recalls falling over the back of a couch trying to get away from him. After she made her lack of interest clear, she says Sondland called her, screaming about her job performance.
‘A third woman, 27 years Sondland’s junior, met him to discuss a potential job. She says he pushed himself against her and kissed her. She shoved him away. She says his job help stopped.’
The cases span a 7-year period, ending less than 10 years ago. In all three cases, friends, family members or colleagues of the women recall being told about the encounters at the time.
As you might imagine, Sondland denied all allegations, stating:
‘In decades of my career in business and civic affairs, my conduct can be affirmed by hundreds of employees and colleagues with whom I have worked in countless circumstances. These untrue claims of unwanted touching and kissing are concocted and, I believe, coordinated for political purposes. They have no basis in fact, and I categorically deny them.’
You can read Sondland’s full statement here.
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