If the Trump campaign does proceed with lawsuits, it will give both the Times and the Post the opportunity to pursue discovery and request information on Trump’s entire sexual history, because Trump would have the burden of proving falsity and actual malice.
Two women claimed to The New York Times that Donald Trump had inappropriately touched them years ago, just days after he denied during the second presidential debate on Sunday, October 9, of ever forcing himself upon women.
Jessica Leeds, a 74-year-old Manhattan resident, told The Times that she “wanted to punch the screen” when Trump said that. “Hillary Clinton has the potential to be an excellent president of the United States, and we endorse her without hesitation”, it said. “His hands were everywhere”.
Rachel Crooks, of OH, said she met Trump at Trump Tower in 2005.
Leeds said she felt compelled to tell her story after hearing Trump claim that he had never actually assaulted a woman.
Trump will have a hard road ahead in the lawsuit, because as well as proving the statements were false, he would also have to prove there was malice, which means the New York Times would have either needed to know the accusations were false or have been extremely negligent in their reporting.
In a response shared today, also on Twitter, the New York Times said no. Two other women told The New York Times of being accosted by Trump, one of them groped and the other forcibly kissed.
Podesta, while acknowledging the evidence was circumstantial, said the alleged ties could be driven either by Trump’s policy positions, which at times echo the Kremlin, or the Republican’s “deep engagement and ties with Russian interests in his business affairs”.
“She said, ‘No, he kissed me on the mouth.’ I was like, ‘That is not normal.’”
The Trump campaign issued a broad denial. “I’ll take you. We’re going to have an affair, I’m telling you’”. Nebraska’s Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and Sen. Scott Garrett of New Jersey and Bradley Byrne of Alabama. A number of GOP senators and congressman withdrew their support from Trump after video was made public on Friday.
“It was so inappropriate”, Crooks told the Times.
This report comes on the heels of another report from teenage beauty queens claiming Trump walked in on them when they were naked. NBC News has not confirmed the allegations.
Trump, whose national rise was attributed to his mastery of television and his ready accessibility to reporters, has also taken on a more antagonistic relationship with the media.
In a twist, however, Diamond suggested that “reporters might defer the motion”, intentionally allowing the case to proceed so that Trump would have to testify. She told the newspaper she leaned away, then turned her head, and he kissed the side of her mouth.
Trump’s campaign released a new ad that focuses on Clinton’s recent bout with pneumonia.
Finally, People magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff asserted that Trump assaulted her at Mar-a-Lago in 2005. But she also said she wasn’t “over the moon for anybody in this election”.
The hacked emails supposedly from the email account of her campaign chair John Podesta. “More of a grab”, she said. Another totally fabricated and false story that supposedly took place on an airplane more than 30 years ago.
WikiLeaks, which US officials have said has ties to Russian intelligence, released a fourth installment of private correspondence between top Clinton campaign officials on Wednesday.
Dozens of Republicans have said they can no longer endorse their party’s nominee. Stone, in an email to The Associated Press late Tuesday, said Podesta’s accusations were “categorically false” and “without foundation”. “I apologized to my family, I apologized to the American people“. “Is it really that important?”
Mr Abbott described the Trump tapes as “absolutely disgusting” but condemned the conduct of NSW MPs, who called the Republican presidential candidate a “revolting slug”. To the extent that there was a strategy, it seemed to be the curious one revealed this week by the Wall Street Journal: fire up the diehard base, like the readers of the Breitbart website run by his campaign chief, while being so hard on Clinton that Democrats will somehow become too depressed to vote. “We’re going to figure it out”, he said. Figured I could handle myself.
Donald Trump in 2005 told then-“Access Hollywood” talent Billy Bush that he forces himself upon women when he feels like it: “I just start kissing them. By the way, including Ryan, especially Ryan”.