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Below is a lawsuit filed in 1997 by a former business partner, Jill Harth Houraney, alleging sexual harassment, including attempted rape, by Trump. This was ongoing and reading it is truly sickening but important. If you read it, then you will see that the Trump described below sounds exactly like the Trump most have come to know over the last year plus. It is also in line with the Billy Bush recording: “Later, referring to Arianne Zucker (whom they were waiting to meet), Trump says: I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.” (Fahrenthold, David A. (October 7, 2016). “Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005“. The Washington Post ). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump_and_Billy_Bush_recording

According to the lawsuit, reproduced further below, on December 12, 1992 and again on January 9, 1993, Trump put a hand on Jill Harth’s thighs and tried to touch her “intimate private parts“. On January 9, 1993 Trump also “forcibly kissed, fondled and restrained from leaving” in Ivanka’s bedroom. This was followed by attempted rape on January 24, 1993 in Ivanka’s bedroom. On July 16, 1993, Trump and Nick Ribis “both assumed an uninvited ‘sexual familiarity’ with plaintiff by ‘touching and feeling’ plaintiff’s person“. There is much, much more in the legal complaint, including attempts to procure sex with an under-age pageant contestant. This case was filed well before the election – 20 years ago. This is but one case of the many women reporting. There may be at least 25. We haven’t had time to fully itemize, but the list of 24 is missing the name of at least one accuser who dropped charges: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/11/21/16-of-the-24-women-reporting-sexual-assault-harassment-by-trump-hear-their-stories/

Trump has admitted to going backstage in pageants: “You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. And you see these incredible-looking women. And so I sort of get away with things like that,’ he said.” (“A Timeline of Donald Trump’s Creepiness While He Owned Miss Universe, From walking into a teen dressing room to joking about his obligation to sleep with contestants, Trump’s a storied pageant creep“, By Tessa Stuart, October 12, 2016, Rolling Stone Magazine).

As sole owner of the lesser-known Miss Universe contest, Donald Trump exercised his privilege and power by hugging, kissing, and groping the breasts of many contestants, and barging into their dressing rooms when they were undressed. He humiliated one winner by announcing to the press that she was “too fat.” He also commented lewdly on the women’s bodies to male assistants, and is said to have propositioned some of the young contestants for sex (Shalby, 2016)“, See: Brannon, Robert (2016) “Donald Trump and the Sex Industry,” Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 11: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/12/07/donald-trump-and-the-sex-industry. This apparently included Miss Teen USA. This behavior means that dozens upon dozens were apparently harassed-made to feel uncomfortable.

Contrast this to Franken appearing to touch LeeAnn Tweeden while she was apparently wearing “Interceptor Body Armor“, “a modular system that features an outer tactical vest with hard protective plates.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interceptor_Body_Armor. The now forgotten joke probably had to do with Tweeden, the Playboy Model, being protected by body armor. On some additional allegations Franken stated on November 23, 2017, “I’ve met tens of thousands of people and taken thousands of photographs, often in crowded and chaotic situations. I’m a warm person; I hug people. I’ve learned from recent stories that in some of those encounters, I crossed a line for some women — and I know that any number is too many.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Franken Al Gore lost, in part, because he didn’t shake hands. Another allegation against Franken is that he gave someone a slobbery kiss on the cheek (face), which they deceptively called a “wet, opened-mouth kiss” but it was on the cheek! Accusations against Conyers sounded even flimsier, especially considering that Conyers is 88. Conyers accusations included kissing assistants on the forehead and taking their hands, when he was 86! Conyers and Franken accusations apparently came via those with Trump-Putin ties (Roger Stone and sexist Mike Cernovich). Both Franken and Conyers had just put a lot of heat under Jeff Sessions for contradicting himself regarding Russia.

Where are the calls for Trump to resign?

Here are more excerpts, followed by the entire case, emphasis our own: