February 26, 2019
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A former Donald Trump staffer is suing the now-president for allegedly kissing her without her consent during his 2016 run for office. Alva Johnson, a black woman, who worked as his campaign director of outreach filed a lawsuit over an event that happened on Aug. 24, 2016, outside of a rally in Tampa, Florida, reports Vice News.
As Trump was walking up to an RV outside the assembly, they engaged in conversation, Johnson revealed to The Washington Post, and that’s when it all went down. According to CNN, the report states: “As Defendant Trump spoke, he tightened his grip on Ms. Johnson’s hand and leaned toward her. He moved close enough that she could feel his breath on her skin. Ms. Johnson suddenly realized that Defendant Trump was trying to kiss her on the mouth, and attempted to avoid this by turning her head to the right. Defendant Trump kissed her anyway, and the kiss landed on the corner of her mouth.” She also recalled there were two witnesses, one being Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. But when asked about the incident, both denied seeing anything. Watch below:
“I immediately felt violated because I wasn’t expecting it or wanting it,” she said. “I can still see his lips coming straight for my face.” This is the first sexual misconduct accusation against the head of state since he came into this position. Prior to, at least 21 other women have accused the New York native of similar alleged incidents between the early 1980s and mid-2000s, according to Aol. One case that became popular was that of Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice. She filed a lawsuit two years ago accusing the 72-year-old of defamation when he called her a liar after she confessed he groped and kissed her without consent in 2007. Watch below:
Even Michelle Obama called the father of five out in 2016 for bragging about sexually assaulting women after a tape was released of him saying, “And when you’re a star they let you do it…You can do anything…Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything.”
He has denied every word of his accuser’s accounts – Zervos, Johnson and the many women prior. “This never happened and is directly contradicted by multiple highly credible eyewitness accounts,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about this new allegation.
Her claim not only states inappropriate actions from the 45th leader of this country but also raises concerns of discrimination with regards to equal pay when compared to her white colleagues. This isn’t the first time a black woman has spoken out about what she’s experienced working with him. Remember when Omarosa Manigault broke down in tears as she opened up about her experience in his White House on Celebrity Big Brother?
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