The three women, whose ages range from 30 to over 70, had already testified during the 2016 US presidential campaign. For the first time on a television, Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks appeared together on « Megyn Kelly Today » on Monday.
Each one of them described separate interactions with the president in years past. Lisa Boyne, who also came forward last year, joined the others via phone for a news conference hours later.
The White House immediately called their testimony « false accusations ».Through a Twitter post, a White House spokesman denied the facts at the very time of the broadcast. » These false claims, totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts were addressed at length during last year’s campaign. »
White House spokesperson responds to @MegynTODAY show featuring three women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct: “The timing and absurdity of these false claims speaks volumes” pic.twitter.com/6uYLSXXYdz
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Rachel Crooks, who was 22 in 2005, said the billionaire kissed her mouth without her consent as she worked as a receptionist at the Trump Tower. She explained that she felt « a bit threatened », as if she had « no choice ». Jessica Leeds, for her part, accused the businessman of having touched her without her consent on a plane in the 1970s. » He had his hands everywhere, he kissed me and touched me, » she testified.
Samantha Holvey, recalled when she competed in Trump’s Miss USA pageant in 2006, Trump came backstage unexpectedly when she and other contestants were wearing nothing but robes and he personally inspected the contestants as if they were » a piece of meat « .
“For us to put ourselves out there to try to show America who this man is and especially how he views women and for them to say ‘Eh, we don’t care,’ it hurt. Trump accuser Samantha Holvey on @MegynTODAY pic.twitter.com/BIWZCYlQzA
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All they wish for now is for their accusations to be taken seriously by asking « members of Congress to put aside their political affiliation and investigate Mr. Trump’s inappropriate sexual behavior » Crooks said.