Trump Dismisses Adult Entertainer’s Assault Claim: ‘I’m Sure She’s Never Been Grabbed Before…’
On Saturday, yet another woman came forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault. Flanked by famed lawyer Gloria Allred, porn actress Jessica Drake alleged in a press conference that a decade ago, he forcibly kissed her and offered her $10,000 to sleep with him. Almost immediately, Fox News Channel’s Brit Hume was criticized for a tweet that implied that because Drake has sex on camera, she is unable to exercise her right to consent.
Now, Trump himself — who was revealed earlier this month to have admitted on a hot mic that he kisses women without their permission — has said something similar. During an appearance on WGIR radio’s “New Hampshire Today,” he quipped, “I’m sure she’s never been groped before.”
The full quote is as follows:
One [accuser] said, “He grabbed me on the arm.” And she’s a porn star. You know, this one that came out recently. “He grabbed me and he grabbed me on the arm.” Oh, I’m sure she’s never been grabbed before.
Two things to note here: First. sex workers and adult entertainers still have the right to withhold consent when confronted any contact or interaction they are uncomfortable with, of course. Second, though he maintained that the allegations are lies, “I’m sure she’s never been grabbed before” is not much of a denial.
Listen above via CNN’s KFILE.
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