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President Trump has another sexual assault allegation on his hands.
Alva Johnson, a former staffer for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign has come forward saying she was kissed by Trump on the lips without her consent. At the time, Johnson was the director of Trump’s outreach and coalitions. She says while they were at a rally in Tampa, Trump grabbed her hand and kissed her on the lips. “I immediately felt violated because I wasn’t expecting it or wanting it,” Johnson said. “I can still see his lips coming straight for my face.” Johnson resigned from her position after the incident, just 3 weeks before the election.
In her case, Johnson names campaign official and Florida attorney general Pan Bondi as a witness to the assault. Bondi denies seeing anything. “Do I recall seeing anything inappropriate? One hundred percent no,” Bondi said in an interview. “I’m a prosecutor, and if I saw something inappropriate, I would have said something.”
Trump has had women come out in the past against him. We’ve even heard him say himself from a 2005 Access Hollywood tape, “I’m automatically attracted to beautiful–I just start kissing them.” This is the infamous, “grab ’em by the p***y” tape.
Trump has denied the allegations. In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders stood by Donnie, denying that anything inappropriate happened. “This never happened and its directly contradicted by multiple highly credible eye witness accounts,” she wrote.
Johnson is seeking an unspecified amount of damages for pain and suffering.
Written by Clarke Jones