Although he seems to have bounced back after a strong performance in Sunday’s night presidential debate, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump received heavy criticism as a result of the wall-to-wall news coverage of his lewd comments to “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush caught on a hot mic 11 years ago. Trump apologized for the vulgar language which he described as locker room talk, and denied ever groping anyone.
Prior to the debate, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick joined Trump for a press conference. All have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct to varying degrees. Also in attendance was Kathy Shelton. As an attorney, Hillary Clinton defended the man accused of raping Shelton when she was 12 years old.
Jill Harth, 54, a New York makeup artist. is now accusing Donald Trump of groping her in the 1990s on at least two occasions, once at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, and at another location.
Donald Trump is lying again He forced himself on me in 1992. He is disgusting beyond belief.
— Jill Harth (@jillharth) October 10, 2016
Harth sued Trump for sexual harassment, but later dropped the lawsuit as part of a larger legal settlement involving breach of contract involving a business transaction, according to People.
From Inside Edition:
In a statement to Inside Edition, Trump’s spokesperson, Hope Hicks, said he ‘denies each and every statement made by Ms Harth as these 24-year-old allegations lack any merit or veracity.’
The Trump campaign even released emails from her after the New York real estate mogul announced his candidacy in which Harth says she is “definitely on Team Trump” and expressed a willingness to speak on behalf of the first-time candidate at campaign rallies. About those emails, Harth told Inside Edition that “I’m a freelance makeup artist and I’m trying to get work. I’m trying to be nice.”
With all the serious issues facing the country, such as unemployment, trade, the deficit, illegal immigration, ISIS, government corruption, and so on, it remains to be seen if voters will heavily focus on the tawdry details of a candidate’s personal life to the extent that mainstream media wants them to.