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On Tuesday, the New York Times featured a story which included excerpts from a Monday interview with George Houraney, a former Trump business partner, who ran “American Dream Enterprise“. In 1992, Mr. Houraney organized what was supposed to be a “calendar girl” competition with VIPs at Mar-a-Lago. He had arranged for 28 girls to be there. When Houraney asked who was going to be at the event, Trump replied that it was going to be only Trump and Jeffrey Epstein, reports the New York Times. [1]

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.” [2]

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” [3]. This apparently included Miss Teen USA. This behavior means that dozens upon dozens were apparently harassed-made to feel uncomfortable.

Below is a lawsuit filed in 1997 by another former business associate, Jill Harth Houraney, alleging sexual harassment, including attempted rape, by Trump. At the time, she was the girlfriend of George Houraney. She then married him. Not only does it sound like the Trump that the world has been forced to know, over the last few years, 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.” [4]

The lawsuit provides further details about the “Calendar Girl” competition.

Warning! This material is unsuitable for minors. In most jurisdictions this is those below 18 years old. Older teens, who are still minors, may wish to request Parental Guidance.

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 – over 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/

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

1997 Lawsuit:

[1] “Jeffrey Epstein Was a ‘Terrific Guy,’ Donald Trump Once Said. Now He’s ‘Not a Fan.’ By Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times July 9, 2019 https://archive.li/nbzez
[2] “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.
[3] 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.
[4] 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
Mar-a-Lago NPS-Public Domain image black and white with color added: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MaralagoLoC.jpg

HT to FC Blog for the NYT article. FC has written about Epstein for a very long time. Much more info found there: https://flyingcuttlefish.wordpress.com