Thursday, October 13, 2016

Six Women: He Assaulted Me

NY Times today with story of Jill Harth and her photo

To his credit, dt knew the right answer when Anderson Cooper asked him, "Have you ever done those things?"

"No, I have not," was the only proper answer a candidate for the presidency could give.

He gave that answer, wishing it were true, but it was not.

Women had been coming forward with evidence of his sexual assaults before he even spoke those words, and they continue today.

Jill Harth -- Her story was featured in Nicholas Kristoff's column "Donald Trump, Groper in Chief" on Sunday morning before the second debate.

Jessica Leeds -- She was a stranger traveling on a plane over 30 years ago when he "grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt."

Rachel Crooks -- She was in an elevator introducing herself to him in 2005 when he began kissing her, just as he described in the Access Hollywood tape.  "I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that," she said.  

Both Rachel Crooks and Jessica Leeds tell their stories in the same article in today's New York Times.

Temple Taggart -- She was accosted with unwanted kissing as a young beauty pageant contestant in 1997.

Natasha Stoynoff -- She was reporting for People Magazine when he began "pushing his tongue down her throat."

Mindy McGillivray --  She was assisting with a photo shoot when he grabbed her by the ass in 2003.

More women are coming forward, but the pattern is undeniable, especially when coupled with his own admission on the Access Hollywood tape.

NBC news this morning mentioned the repudiation of dt by Andy Crouch, editor of Christianity Today, on Monday.  

Jerry Falwell, Jr., president of Liberty University, continues to stand by dt and allowed him to speak at a student convocation this week, but a student group has now come out against dt and Ben Howe of the blog RedState put up a post entitled, "Jerry Falwell Jr. Is a Disgrace to Liberty University and Should Resign."

It's sad that all other news has been eclipsed by these continuing sexual revelations, but at least some men around the world are getting the message: it's not okay.


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