As the Donald Trump campaign continues to do damage control by moving into “scorched earth” mode, a bombshell from People.com tonight.
A veteran reporter, Natasha Stoynoff, who covered Donald Trump for years has come forward with shocking allegations of a sexual assault committed on her in Trump’s Florida home back in December 2005.
Here’s just an excerpt of the article posted tonight on People:
Our photo team shot the Trumps on the lush grounds of their Florida estate, and I interviewed them about how happy their first year of marriage had been. When we took a break for the then very-pregnant Melania to go upstairs and change wardrobe for more photos, Donald wanted to show me around the mansion. There was one “tremendous” room in particular, he said, that I just had to see.
We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat.
Now, I’m a tall, strapping girl who grew up wrestling two giant brothers. I even once sparred with Mike Tyson. It takes a lot to push me. But Trump is much bigger—a looming figure—and he was fast, taking me by surprise, and throwing me off balance. I was stunned. And I was grateful when Trump’s longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself.
The butler informed us that Melania would be down momentarily, and it was time to resume the interview.
I was still in shock, and remained speechless as we both followed him to an outdoor patio overlooking the grounds. In those few minutes alone with Trump, my self-esteem crashed to zero. How could the actions of one man make me feel so utterly violated?
It’s important to note that even as Trump followers denounce the allegations from Stoynoff, the behavior Trump himself described (and captured by Access Hollywood microphones) is exactly what is chronicled here. This is exactly what he told Billy Bush he did to women.
I find it difficult to believe a veteran reporter for People of many years would be throwing away a career on baseless allegations.