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Before Running for President

  • Early 1980s Jessica Leeds No prior connection to Trump. On a flight in first-class, Trump lifted the armrest, touched her breasts and “started putting his hand up [her] skirt.” “He was like an octopus…It was like he had six arms. He was all over the place.” (NPR) When asked about the incident by a reporter, Trump shouted at her “you are a disgusting human being.”(NYT)
  • 1992 Jill Harth Met Trump while making a beauty pageant deal. Trump put his hands up her skirt, touching her crotch, over a dinner one night. He also pushed her against a wall and groped her. When asked why he was doing this, he stated that he was the type of guy that gets what he wants. Trump has strongly denied these allegations, accusing the New York Times of libel. (NYT)(Guardian)
  • 1989 Ivana Trump Former wife from 1977 to 1992. After a scalp reduction surgery from a plastic surgeon whom Ivana recommended, Trump burst into the room screaming “Your fucking doctor has ruined me!” and proceeded to rip fistfuls of hair from his wife’s scalp, then violently rapes her. (DailyBeast)(Amazon) Trump lawyer Michael Cohen said “you cannot rape your spouse.” (MSNBC) Cohen also threatened bloggers who wrote about the story with “So I’m warning you, tread very fucking lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting. You understand me?” (WashingtonTimes) Ivana retracted her account in July 2015. (Politico)
  • 1992 Two unnamed 14 year-old girls, who sang in a youth choir in front of the Plaza Hotel as Trump passed by. The Chicago Tribune ran a brief of the incident, which stated that Trump asked the girls how old they were. When they told him their age, he said, “Wow! Just think — in a couple of years I'll be dating you." (LATimes)
  • Early 1990s Kristin Anderson No prior connection to Trump. Trump sat next to Anderson on a couch at a nightclub in Manhattan, put his hand up her skirt, and touched her vagina through her underwear. She pushed his hand away immediately. The incident lasted 30 seconds. (WaPo)
  • Mid 1990s Lisa Boyne A health food business entrepreneur, describes while at a restaurant with her and others,  Trump paraded women in front of their table, looked under women’s skirts, and commented on whether they were wearing underwear. (HuffPo)
  • 1997 Mariah Billado Met Trump as Miss Vermont Teen USA. Billado accused Trump of entering dressing rooms while contestants were changing for the pageant (BuzzFeed). Trump has not directly responded to these allegations but stated in a 2005 interview with Howard Stern that, as owner of the pageant, it was his “obligation” to enter dressing rooms to “inspect them,” specifically when contestants were half-dressed.
  • 1997 Cathy Heller Attending a Mother's Day brunch at Mar-a-Lago, Trump greeted guests at each table and forcefully attempted to kiss Heller on the mouth, saying "Oh, come on" as she resisted in front of her family. (Guardian)
  • 1997 Temple Taggart Met Trump as Miss Utah. Trump was married to Marla Maples, but kissed Taggart and other contestants directly on the mouth. He complimented Taggart’s “style” at the pageant and invited her to the Trump Tower, where he again kissed her without welcome. Trump “emphatically” denies this claim. (NYT)
  • 1998 Karena Virginia No prior connection to Trump. Trump approached Virginia while she was standing outside the US Open. According to Virginia, Trump grabbed her by the arm and touched her breast. In response to her shock, Trump reportedly repeated “Don’t you know who I am”? Trump’s communication team has said in response to this claim that it is a “fiction” promoted by the Clinton campaign to smear Trump. (Yahoo)(NBC)
  • 2000 Bridget Sullivan Met Trump as Miss New Hampshire. Sullivan alleged that Trump walked into the dressing room before the pageant to “wish them good luck” as they were half-dressed (BuzzFeed).
  • 2001 Tasha Dixon Met Trump as Miss Arizona. Dixon claims that Trump walked into the dressing room as some contestants were topless or naked. She stated that Trump’s workers instructed the contestants to “fawn all over” Trump. A Trump spokeswoman has declared these accusations have “no merit” and are “politically motivated.” (CBSNews)
  • 2003 Ivanka Trump On Howard Stern's radio show, says of his daughter Ivanka: "You know, who's one of the great beauties of the world, according to everybody. And I helped create her. Ivanka. My daughter, Ivanka. She's six feet tall, she's got the best body." And stated on The View: "I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her. (DailyMail)
  • 2003 Mindy McGillivray Met Trump at a party. McGillivray has alleged that Trump grabbed her buttocks and then looked away quickly when she turned to confront him. Trump’s spokesperson has denied the allegation. (PalmBeachPost)
  • 2005 Natasha Stoynoff Covered Trump for a People magazine piece. During her visit with Trump, Trump gave her a private tour. Stoynoff claims that he then “attacked” her when they were alone, pushing her against a wall and forcing his tongue down her throat. Trump asked, "You know we're going to have an affair, don't you?" Trump has since tweeted his denial and in a speech implied that Stoynoff was too unattractive for him to have assaulted her. (NYT) Six people corroborate Stoynoff's account of being attacked. (People)
  • 2005 Rachel Crooks Was a Trump Tower receptionist. Crooks stated that when she introduced herself to him, he kissed her cheek and then her mouth. (NYT)
  • 2005 Jennifer Murphy Met with Trump for a job interview after being fired from The Apprentice and Trump kisses her on the lips while walking her to the elevator afterwards. (Grazia)
  • 2005-6 Juliet Huddy The syndicated Fox News host had lunch at Trump Tower with Trump and afterwards in the elevator he kissed her directly on the lips without warning. Trump later joked about the incident on air with Huddy, saying "I hit on her but she blew me off." (Hill)
  • 2006 Summer Zervos Zervos met Trump as a contestant on The Apprentice. Zervos has stated that Trump aggressively kissed her and touched her breast. He led her to a bedroom and, after she tried to push him away, he "began thrusting his genitals." Trump denies that he is the kind of person that would behave in that fashion. (YouTube)
  • 2006 Jessica Drake Met Trump at a golf tournament in California. Trump invited Drake to his suite. She arrived with some friends, and he allegedly grabbed all of them and hugged and kissed them each uninvited. After Drake left, Trump persisted pursuing her. In response to her repeated turn downs, he asked “What do you want? How much?” Trump has called this claim “totally false and ridiculous” and an attempt by the Clinton campaign to “rig the election.” (CNN)
  • 2006 Ninni Laaksonen On the set moments before appearing on the Late Show with David Lettermen with other beauty pageant winners: "“Trump stood right next to me and suddenly he squeezed my butt. He really grabbed my butt. I don’t think anybody saw it but I flinched and thought: ‘What is happening?’” (Telegraph)
  • 2006-7 Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) The pornographic film actress has a year-long affair with Trump after meeting him at a golf tournament, sleeping with him a number of times in hotels and Trump golf course bungalows, and is promised a spot on NBC's The Apprentice reality show as well as a gift condo in Florida, neither of which are delivered. (NYT-reported 1/12/18)
  • 2006-7 Karen McDougal The former Playboy model reveals an affair in a detailed, handwritten document published by The New Yorker. Many of the details match those of Trump's affair with porn actress Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels), including the broken promise of a gift condominium. (TheNewYorker)
  • 2013 Cassandra Searles Met Trump as Miss Washington 2013 in the Miss USA pageant. Searles accused Trump of degrading behavior toward contestants on a Facebook post, including invitations to his private room and groping (Yahoo). Several other contestants posted their recollection of his behavior. Trump has not issued a specific response to this allegation.
  • 2013 Ivanka Trump When asked on a daytime talk show what is his favorite thing that he has in common with his daughter Ivanka, he replies "Well, I was going to say sex, but I can't relate that to her." (DailyMail)

During the Campaign for President

  • 8/7/15 Megyn Kelly After being asked by Megyn Kelly of Fox News during the first Republican debate about attacks on women, Trump stated in an interview on CNN of Kelly: "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her — wherever." (WaPo) Then retweets “Fox viewers give low marks to bimbo @megynkelly will consider other programs!” (Guardian)
  • 8/16/15 Heidi Klum In an interview with Maureen Dowd of NYT about rating Heidi Klum, he says: “Sometimes I do go a little bit far. Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.” (NYT)
  • 9/9/15 Carly Fiorina While sitting with staffers, remarks: "Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?" (Rolling Stone)
  • 3/23/16 Heidi Cruz Retweets a picture of Senator Ted Cruz's wife Heidi next to his current wife Melania: "@Don_Vito_08: "A picture is worth a thousand words" @realDonaldTrump #LyingTed #NeverCruz @MELANIATRUMP pic.twitter.com/5bvVEwMVF8"
  • 7/25/16 Elizabeth Warren Begins calling Senator Warren "Pocahantas" at a North Carolina rally and repeats the moniker even through the beginning of his presidency. In an interview (CBS) Warren once mentioned her aunt praising her grandfather's "high cheekbones" that he had "like all of the [Native Americans] do." Trump brings up Warren's cheekbones at the rally, saying, “You find anything nice about her cheekbones? I dunno. So, look at her cheekbones." (YouTube)
  • 9/6/16 Hillary Clinton States of his political opponent: "I just don’t think she has a presidential look, and you need a presidential look." The following month he says: ""When she walked in front of me, believe me, I wasn’t impressed." (Politico)
  • 9/27/16 Alicia Machado On Fox and Friends speaks about 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado's weight being a real problem after she won the contest. He later attacks Machado on Twitter: "Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?" (Politifact)
  • October 2016 Stephanie Clifford Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pays $130,000 to the porn actress (aka Stormy Daniels) to keep quiet about a year-long affair that she had with Donald Trump after meeting him at a 2006 celebrity golf tournament. (NYT-reported 1/12/18
  • 10/7/16 The Access Hollywood Tape A 2005 tape from the backlot of Access Hollywood is leaked revealing Trump in a profanity-laced conversation about how he once tried to sleep with a married woman while married to Melania, and how he sexually assaults women and gets away with it because he's famous. (WaPo)(video via YouTube)
    • "I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn’t get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she’s now got the big phony tits and everything. She’s totally changed her look."
    • "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."

As President of the United States of America

  • 6/28/17 Caitríona Perry Eyes a female Irish reporter in a pool of reporters in the Oval Office while on the phone with the new prime minister of Ireland, summons her to his desk, calls her beautiful and compliments her smile to the Prime Minister. (WaPo w/video)
  • 6/29/17 Mika Brzezinski Attacks Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's Morning Joe talk show, tweeting: “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"  (WaPo)
  • 7/5/17 Women in the White House The White House gender pay gap more than triples in the first few months of Trump's administration. (WaPo)
  • Fall 2017 An Asian-American intelligence analyst After a briefing on the release of a family being held in Pakistan, Trump singles out the analyst and asks where she is from. After she responds that she is from New York, he presses her and she responds that she is from Manhattan. Trump asks where “your people” are from and she responds that her parents were born in Korea, and Trump turns to an adviser and asks why the “pretty Korean lady” isn’t negotiating with North Korea. (NBCNews)
  • 10/15/17 Summer Zervos Is revealed that Trump was served with a subpoena in March 2017 for all documents relating to his alleged assault on Summer Zervos during the filming of a season of The Apprentice in 2007. (BuzzFeed)(the subpoena)
  • 12/10/17 Women who have accused Trump of sexual harassment and assault announce as a group that they will call for an investigation by Congress of Trump's sexual misconduct. (CBS
  • 2/16/18 Karen McDougal The former Playboy model reveals an affair with Trump from June 2006 to April 2007 in a detailed, handwritten document published by The New Yorker. (TheNewYorker)
    • 3/20/18 McDougal sues the National Enquirer's parent company to void a contract that prevents her from speaking about a 10-month sexual relationship that she had with Trump. (Politico)
  • 2/20/18 Rachel Crooks After Crooks is featured in the Washington Post renewing her allegations that Trump forced a kiss on her in 2005 at Trump Tower, Trump attacks with the following tweet: "A woman I don’t know and, to the best of my knowledge, never met, is on the FRONT PAGE of the Fake News Washington Post saying I kissed her (for two minutes yet) in the lobby of Trump Tower 12 years ago. Never happened! Who would do this in a public space with live security cameras running. Another False Accusation. Why doesn’t @washingtonpost report the story of the women taking money to make up stories about me? One had her home mortgage paid off. Only @FoxNews so reported...doesn’t fit the Mainstream Media narrative." (CNN)(WaPo feature)
  • 3/6/18 Stormy Daniels (Stephanie Clifford) Sues Trump over a nondisclosure agreement, alleging that Trump never signed the agreement that his lawyer Michael Cohen arranged with her. She is seeking the ability to speak publicly about her affair with Trump in 2006-07. (NBC)
    • The lawsuit reveals that Trump used the alias "David Dennison" in the contract to silence Daniels. (NBC)
    • 3/7/18 Is reported that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen secretly obtained a temporary restraining order on 2/27/18 to prevent Daniels/Clifford from speaking out about her affair with Trump. (NYT)(the restraining order)
    • 3/25/18 Daniels/Clifford gives an interview with 60 Minutes on CBS describing her affair with Trump in 2005, and includes an incident in 2011 in which she was approached by a man in parking lot, and told by him: "Leave Trump alone. Forget the story." And then leaned around and looked at Clifford's infant daughter and says, "That's a beautiful little girl. It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom." (CNN)
    • 3/26/18 Daniels/Clifford sues Trump lawyer Michael Cohen for defamation, alleging that Cohen publicly called her a liar, which caused "hatred, contempt, ridicule, and shame, and discouraged others from associating or dealing with her," according to the court filing. (NPR)
    • 3/26/18 Trump uncharacteristically does not respond to any recent coverage of the ongoing Daniels/Clifford scandal. (NYT)
    • 10/16/18 Calls Daniels/Clifford "horseface" in a tweet. (Politico)
  • 3/20/18 Summer Zervos A New York state court allows a defamation lawsuit to go forward against Trump by Zervos opening the door to depositions by several women which will expose more of his sexual misdeeds to the public. (NYT)
  • 8/14/18 Omarosa Manigault Newman Calls the former White House aide a "dog" and a "crazed, crying lowlife" after her allegations against him of mental problems and racism. (NYT)
  • 9/21/18 Dr. Christine Blasey Ford In an interview, questions why Professor Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, did not report the assault while in high school: "Why didn't somebody call the FBI 36 years ago? I mean you could also say when did this all happen, what's going on?" ( CNN )
    • 9/25/18 During a rambling solo press conference, Trump answers questions about the Kavanaugh scandal, and accepts a challenge by one reporter to take questions from female reports. Proceeds to interrupt four different female reporters in mid-sentence. ( DailyBeast )
    • 9/30/18 The White House limits the FBI's one-week supplemental background check on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The allowed witnesses list excludes one of several women who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, as well as former classmates who would have told investigators that Kavanaugh was a heavy drinker. (NBC)
    • 10/1/18 Says that he wants the FBI to conduct a "comprehensive investigation" of Kavanaugh's alleged sexual assaults, but adds: "Now with that being said, I’d like it go go quickly. And the reason I'd like it to go quickly — very simple, so simple — because it’s unfair to (Kavanaugh) at this point." (Hill)
  • 9/25/18 Deborah Ramirez Attempts to discredit Ramirez, the second woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault: "The second accuser has nothing. She admits that she was drunk. She admits time lapses... She said she was totally inebriated and she was all messed up, and she doesn't know it was him but it might've been him. 'Oh gee, let's not make him a Supreme Court judge because of that.' " ( CNN )
  • 2/25/19 Alva Johnson The former Trump campaign staffer sues Trump, alleging that in August 2016 Trump forced a kiss on her in a campaign RV. (CNN)
  • 6/21/19 E. Jean Carroll The columnist publishes an article in which she claims she was forcibly raped by Donald Trump in a department store dressing room in 1995. (NewYorkMag)
    • 6/24/19 Trump responds to the rape allegation, saying "“I’ll say it with great respect. No. 1, she’s not my type. No. 2, it never happened. It never happened, O.K.?” (Hill)

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